Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
Is the Influence of Sex and Gender on Health Being Taught in Medical School?
Dr. Njeri Thande, a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, is leading an effort with Women’s Health Research at Yale and Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Education to make sure this vital education starts as early as possible. The goal is to build a model for medical schools to fully integrate demonstrated scientific knowledge of how sex and gender influence health into their curricula.
Diversity efforts drive rise in female and minority medical school students
Medical schools in the United States are accepting more women and minority students a decade after diversity standards were introduced by a national accrediting body. According to Yale researchers, the standards are associated with an increase in both the number and proportion of applicants from underrepresented groups, suggesting that the pool of minority talent is sufficient to boost diversity.
Applications for Yale Cancer Center K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program Scholar Awards
Applications are being solicited for the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program (IOTP) Scholar Award for junior faculty to enhance research skills beyond the training provided during graduate and postgraduate training.
Happy 20th Anniversary, WHRY!
In recognition of Women's Health Research at Yale's 20th anniversary, the center’s many supporters, scientists, students, and mentees offered their thoughts and feelings about the last two decades and the change WHRY has made in leading us toward a healthier and happier future.
Why Didn’t I Know This?: Yale Undergraduate Launches Blog on Women’s Health Research
This winter, Dhikshitha Balaji launched “Why Didn’t I Know This?” — WHRY’s first blog, hosted on the social publishing platform Medium. Every week, she shares her thoughts on women’s health and sex and gender differences.