Portrait of Childhood Education Pioneer James Comer Unveiled at Yale
For more than 50 years, Comer’s pioneering work has revolutionized school systems and lifted up their most vulnerable children. The portrait honors his commitment to children, child development, and education, and also celebrates his position as the first African American tenured professor at the university.
Quantitative Assay Measures Low Levels of HER2 with Renewed Accuracy
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center have developed a new quantitative assay to measure the amount of HER2 protein in patients with breast cancer with increased accuracy. The improved data may provide new options for treatment for patients previously found ineligible for treatment based on traditional HER2 screening assays. The findings were published today in Laboratory Investigation.
Participants From Two Pipeline Programs Visit YSM for Conference
Almost 70 undergraduates, postgrads, and advisors to students considering health and science careers visited Yale School of Medicine (YSM) for two days in early April, as part of two YSM pipeline programs that had been virtual since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
New HER2 Assay May Be Needed To Guide Breast Cancer Treatment With Trastuzumab Deruxtecan
The use of current standard HER2 assays as diagnostic tests may result in misassignment of patients for treatment of breast cancer with trastuzumab deruxtecan, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.Source: Healio
The More Marginalized Identities Med Students Have, the More Mistreatment and Burnout They Experience
A new study from Yale researchers looks at how intersectionality increases incidents of mistreatment and magnifies the effects of burnout on medical students. Using data from over 30,000 graduating medical students from 140 U.S. medical schools, the study found that students with three marginalized identities (female, non-white, and lesbian, gay or bisexual) experienced the most mistreatment and discrimination and the highest score for exhaustion compared with male, white, and heterosexual students.
OpEd Project Elevates Voices of Women and Underrepresented Faculty at Yale
The goal of the Public Voices Fellowship, an opportunity for 20 faculty at Yale along with those from other universities to participate in the OpEd Project, is for women and underrepresented faculty to write op-eds that appear in leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. But the year-long program does much more than simply expand the voices of those engaged in public debate. It has a lasting impact on the fellows and their careers, says Reina Maruyama, PhD, professor of physics and astronomy and Chair of Women Faculty Forum (WFF).
Ariadna Forray, MD and Kim Blenman, PhD, MS Take the Helm at MORE
The new co-directors of Minority Organization for Expansion and Retention (MORE), Ariadna Forray, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Kim Blenman, PhD, MS, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology) and assistant professor of computer science, have been active participants in the organization and benefited from its programs and resources. They describe MORE as an essential place at Yale School of Medicine for connecting with other faculty who share their backgrounds and experiences. Now, they say, they hope to expand its reach.
Yale Pathologists Participating in Annual USCAP Meeting to Share Research, Advancements
Pathologists and research scientists from Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine will be involved in more than 40 presentations and sessions at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles March 19-24.
Cofounders of Yale Black Postdoctoral Association Discuss Why Black Women Need More Support
The three Black women cofounders of the Yale Black Postdoctoral Association (YBPA) — Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, a postdoc in clinical neuroimaging; Aileen Fernandez, PhD, a postdoc in medical oncology; and Chrystal Starbird, PhD, a postdoc in pharmacology — recently shared their thoughts about the supportive role they and other Black women take on and how it’s beginning to take a toll.