WHRY’S Undergraduate Fellows Focus on the Future
Each year, Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and science. Through the WHRY fellowship these interests are infused with an appreciation for the role sex and gender differences have in medicine allowing them to integrate women’s health into their academic pursuits.
Black Women Excluded from Critical Studies Due to ‘Weathering’
Researchers theorize Black women age earlier and faster as a result of being "weathered" by a lifetime of racial discrimination and race-based stressors. As a result, many Black women are excluded from clinical research studies after reaching age-based milestones earlier.
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.
The More Marginalized Identities Med Students Have, the More Mistreatment and Burnout They Experience
A new study from Yale researchers looks at how intersectionality increases incidents of mistreatment and magnifies the effects of burnout on medical students. Using data from over 30,000 graduating medical students from 140 U.S. medical schools, the study found that students with three marginalized identities (female, non-white, and lesbian, gay or bisexual) experienced the most mistreatment and discrimination and the highest score for exhaustion compared with male, white, and heterosexual students.
WHRY Student-led Blog Sheds Light on the History and Current State of Women's Health
WHRY Undergraduate Fellow Anjali Walia offers a personal perspective on the latest in women's health and the long history that continues to unfold in advancing policies and practices to fully study women and sex-and-gender differences.
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.
Raising the Volume: Yale student-run biomedical journal focuses on sex and gender
One of the primary missions of Women’s Health Research at Yale is training the next generation of scientists to study the influence of sex and gender. And perhaps there is no one better to voice that necessity than a member of that generation.
An uncertain prognosis
I am a senior at Yale studying molecular biophysics and biochemistry with the privilege of learning the methods and technologies of evolving biomedical science while conducting research on nicotine addiction in a neurobiology lab. However, for the first time in my life I’m doubting my decision to become a scientist.Source: The Hill
Research in the News: Yale med student finds link between weight gain after HIV treatment and mortality
Bianca Yuh, a third-year student at Yale School of Medicine, spent last summer working on her thesis with the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, a key source of data on HIV-infected veterans. She was interested in investigating factors that determine positive and negative outcomes for older people with HIV infection after they receive treatment. Her findings, published March 11 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, suggest an easy intervention that requires no additional medication or diagnostic evaluation