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.
Jennifer Mandelbaum keeps a hand in academia as a lecturer
Jennifer Mandelbaum, MPH ’16 (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Health Concentration), is a healthcare economics consultant at Optum (part of UnitedHealth Group), but keeps a hand in academia as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University.
EMSA holds Alumni of Color Panel and Networking event to strengthen connections
Yale School of Public Health students of color gathered in Harkness Ballroom April 14 for a night of socialization and networking as part of the annual Alumni of Color Panel & Networking Night, planned by the YSPH Emerging Minority Student Association (EMSA). The purpose of the night was to strengthen connections between students and alumni of color to further YSPH’s efforts relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Students Sing, Dance, and Follow the Yale Brick Road in Fourth Year Show
“It’s raining meds!” Sisi Zheng (5th year MD-PhD), belted out to the tune of It’s Raining Men, joined on-stage by fellow students throwing handfuls of big, colorful, marshmallow “pills” to a highly-engaged audience in Mary S. Harkness Auditorium. This was one of many highlights of the Yale School of Medicine Class of 2023’s Fourth Year Show: Eli Yale and the Residents of the (Morning) Rounds Table.
YSPH alum Dr. Lawrence Brown finds rewards in both surgery and music
Dr. Lawrence Brown, MD, MPH ’18 (Health Policy), now a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a surgical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, finds his solace at the piano and his rewards in becoming a surgeon.
YSPH alum works to save clinic where his passion for public health was born
Jackson Higginbottom, MPH '20 (Social and Behavioral Sciences), has been working to save Manos Juntas, the free Oklahoma City medical clinic where his passion for public health was born, following the death of its founding director in December – all while working full time back in New Haven.
Tanya Froehlich, MD '99, Named New Director for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Froehlich will begin her role effective July 1, 2023. She currently serves as an associate director for developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.Source: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Gift From The Starr Foundation Brings Yale School of Medicine Closer to Goal of Debt-free Education
This $25 million commitment from one of the nation’s largest private foundations, chaired by Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, is a significant step toward making Yale’s premier MD program more affordable for students with financial need.
YSPH alums, student aim to ‘MakeDeathsCount’ worldwide
Yale School of Public Health alumni Ahmad Saleh and Ehsan Abualanain (shown above), both MPH '22, and current student Madison Novosel, MPH '23, have created an NGO called MakeDeathsCount to provide verbal autopsy training in countries, such as Syria, where many deaths and their causes go unrecorded.
YSPH students benefiting from interdisciplinary mentorship by REIDS Fellow alumnus
As an alumnus of the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) at the Yale School of Public Health, S. Raquel Ramos understands the value of mentorship and opportunity in academia. Now an associate professor at the Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at YSPH, Ramos is carrying the REIDS’ mission forward by mentoring three MPH students in the interdisciplinary research she conducts at the intersection of nursing and public health.