Honorary doctorate latest accolade for YSPH alum Shadrack Osei Frimpong
Yale School of Public Health alumnus Shadrack Osei Frimpong, MPH ’20 (Global Health), earned his PhD in public health and primary care in June from England’s University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. On July 13, he was granted an honorary doctor of science (social sciences) degree by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his work with Cocoa360, a community-based organization in his hometown in Ghana that supports local cocoa farmers by providing tuition-free schooling and localized health care that the farmers help fund and manage.
YSPH alumna Dr. Sharon Inouye pioneering research in delirium and aging
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Dr. Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH '89. She is currently Director of the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and on July 1, she became Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine.
YJBM's June 2023 Issue Focuses on Climate Change and Environmental Health
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine’s (YJBM) June 2023 issue on Climate Change and Environmental Health has been published on PubMed Central. This focus issue features articles on climate change and the emergent ways it is affecting health across the globe.
New YSPH grad helps refugee girls and women find their voices
For her practicum, Devina Buckshee, MPH '23, teamed with IRIS, a New Haven-based organization that supports refugees and immigrants as they find their footing in America. She started Project ReClaim: Refugee Storytelling and Advocacy to help displaced girls and women tell their tales, through words and photos.
Seasoned trauma counselor and YSPH alum Kristopher McLucas helps Uvalde community following massacre
Kristopher McLucas, MPH ’22 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), a graduate of YSPH's Advanced Professional MPH program, has worked with trauma survivors as a licensed mental health therapist in an around Los Angeles for 13 years. Most of his counseling has been one-to-one. So talking with more than a dozen parents and families of children lost in the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting was definitely a different experience. He is one of the three co-authors of a Giffords Law Center report on the aftermath of the 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School.
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.