Sustainable Health Initiative: Accelerator Applications Now Open
Current Yale students, alumni, fellows, trainees, and faculty members are encouraged to apply! Sustainable Health Initiative provides a unique opportunity for early to mid-stage ventures to participate in a global health business accelerator. Selected startups receive up to $70,000 USD in seed funding, access to industry and faculty mentors, and the opportunity to learn in an international context.
Symposium: "Global Health Experiences Through the Downs Fellowship" on Oct. 30
The Wilbur Downs Fellowship Program is supported by an endowment in honor of Wilbur G. Downs, MD, MPH. The Fellowship is carried out under the auspices of the Wilbur Downs Fellowship Committee and Yale School of Public Health.
Downs Fellowship Proposal-writing Workshops Upcoming on the Next Six Thursdays
For the next six Thursdays there will be proposal-writing workshops that are sponsored by the Downs Committee. They are intended to provide students with a basic understanding of research methods (quantitative/qualitative study design, epidemiology and biostatistics) and ethical principles that will enable them to write, organize, and perform a research study abroad.
Yale Center Beijing Hosts Talk About Threat of Emerging Infectious Diseases
“For the first time in human history, we have more people living in cities than in the countryside. Rapid urbanization has many consequences for health,” explained Ko. “Urbanization is shaping and changing the types of diseases we’re witnessing.”
Undergraduate Students Spend Summer Learning About Environmental Health Sciences
Undergraduate students from as far away as China, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates spent part of their summer at the Yale School of Public Health this year learning about the latest challenges and research tools in the field of environmental health sciences (EHS).
YSPH Student and Social Entrepreneur Receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award
When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose.
Point-of-care Ultrasound's Global Potential
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty, residents, and students are engaged with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) initiatives far from the Yale campus, such as in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, and Uganda. With its portability and immediacy, POCUS is a powerful diagnostic tool, which also can enhance medical education, both on campus, and worldwide.
Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes for African Women
For eight days in early June, Melissa Durand, MD, volunteered at the second-largest teaching hospital in Ghana, West Africa. Decades earlier, mammography technologist Judith Abaidoo of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center became one of the first women to perform mammograms in Ghana, where the five-year breast cancer survival rate is estimated to be only 25%.
Yale-India Business Accelerator to Promote Innovative Health Solutions
Five early stage startups building innovative solutions in healthcare have been chosen as the first participants in the Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI), a business accelerator established earlier this year by a partnership between the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) and The CoWrks Foundry and RMZ Foundation in India.
YSPH Training Programs Draw Dozens of Chinese Health Officials, Practitioners
Two new training programs led by the Yale School of Public Health brought Chinese hospital officials, clinicians and research scientists from 18 children’s hospitals to campus this month to learn more about the field of public health, hospital medicine and healthcare management.