Emily Wang, MD, and Two Yale Alumni Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Awards
The fellowship, which was created in 1981, is presented to individuals in a variety of fields who have shown exceptional originality in and dedication to their creative pursuits. Nominations are submitted anonymously by leaders in their respective fields. Recipients receive a $625,000 stipend paid in installments over five years to continue their creative pursuits. Wang is the 20th recipient who was actively serving as a Yale faculty or staff member at the time of their award.Source: YaleNews
Office of Student Research Congratulates Students and Thanks Faculty Mentors
The Office of Student Research (OSR) congratulates rising second-year MD students on their summer research accomplishments. OSR also thanks the many Yale School of Medicine faculty members who mentored these students, as well as the faculty who led summer research didactics.
Alumni-supported Social Justice Scholars Program Provides Important Support for Student Research
The disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the United States, combined with highly visible incidents of police brutality committed against Black men and women, have led to protests and advocacy efforts to address systemic racism across the country—and have impacted the priorities of many Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students, faculty, and alumni.
YSPH alumna Margaret Mayer embraces challenge of grant management at the National Cancer Institute
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Margaret Mayer, PhD ’19 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), MPH ’16 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), the program director in the Tobacco Cancer Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.
Alumni Day highlights data-driven leadership
More than 100 Yale School of Public Health alumni turned out for the first in-person Alumni Day in five years on Oct. 6, attending an event-filled day at the New Haven Lawn Club that included lively discussions about the importance of data-driven leadership in public health, a poster contest, and the distribution of the annual alumni awards.
Honoring the Legacy of Yan Fuqing, MD, Yale School of Medicine Class of 1909
On October 25, Yale School of Medicine honored Dr. Yan Fuqing, the first Asian to graduate YSM, in the Class of 1909. Donated by members of his family, and Xiangya Hospital, which Dr. Yan helped to build, the bust serves as a testament to his tireless work as a medical practitioner, public health advocate, and civil servant.
YSPH alums keep plight of African students in Ukraine in spotlight
Three recent Yale School of Public Health graduates created a film to shine a light on the plight of African college students who encountered racism when they fled Ukraine at the outbreak of the Russian war. Their documentary was accepted to be shown ahead of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta in November.
Mayo Clinic selects Owen Garrick, MD '96, as Dean of Clinical Trials
Dr. Garrick will lead the transformation of Mayo Clinic’s clinical trials, including developing digital capabilities, accelerating the volume of remote clinical trials and enhancing national awareness of clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
YAA Public Service Awards honor three Yalies for their commitment to the New Haven community and helping others
YSPH alumnus Ryan Sutherland, ’20 MPH, ’26 MD, was one of three Yale alums to receive the Yale Alumni Association's 2023 Public Service Award. The other recipients were Salvador Gómez-Colón ’25, and Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 JD. The winners will be honored on December 5, 2023, at a ceremony hosted at Rose Alumni House.Source: Yale Alumni
CDC Director Talks About Building Trust, Addressing Health Disparities During Yale Visit
Mandy Cohen, MD ’05, MPH, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, joined Yale School of Public Health Dean Megan L. Ranney, MD, for a ‘fireside chat’ about health care leadership and the future of public health on Oct. 5 in Harkness Auditorium.