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.
Tomorrow is Today: Elise DeVito
While studying how men and women respond to therapies to treat cocaine addiction as a BIRCWH Scholar, DeVito demonstrated that women had poorer cocaine use outcomes than men. DeVito now hopes to build on previous findings that demonstrate the different reactions of women to nicotine as compared to men and at different points in their menstrual cycles.
The Future is Now
As a core mission, Women’s Health Research at Yale trains the next generation of researchers to continue the important work of determining the influence of sex and gender on health outcomes. Judging by the accomplishments of the first five junior faculty graduating from our Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Program funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next generation has arrived.
Drs. Silvia Vilarinho, Andrew Wang Named Physician Scientist Training Program Leadership
New leadership in the Yale Internal Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) was recently announced. Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and of pathology; was appointed to director, with Andrew Wang, MD/PhD, assistant professor of medicine (rheumatology) being named associate director of the program.
Bernard G. Forget Hematology Scholars Program Supported by Friends who Give
Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley’s recent gift to support Yale’s Bernard G. Forget Hematology Scholars Program is rooted in multiple friendships. The couple learned about the program from their friend Alan Lebowitz, MD., who was Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and is a retired Connecticut hematologist. Dr. Lebowitz, a champion of Yale Cancer Center, was also a close friend of the Scholars Program’s late namesake.
Calhoun Reacts to Singer Demi Lovato's Struggle With Substance Abuse in ABC News Appearance
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, spoke to ABC News about what may cause women in the public eye to suffer from substance abuse. Calhoun was asked to comment after singer Demi Lovato recently opened up about her struggles with drug use.Source: ABC News
Opinion: Be aware of vaping dangers
Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Eliza Buelt, MD, a Public Psychiatry Fellow and Instructor, wrote in the New Haven Register about the surge of vaping-related injuries in Connecticut and symptoms people exhibit when their lungs are harmed.Source: New Haven Register
Yale PA Online Class of 2021: White Coat Ceremony
Fifty-seven white coats hung neatly on a rack on the stage in Battell Chapel on the Yale University campus. Sun shone through the chapel’s stained glass windows and the buzz of conversation among guests filled the large space in anticipation of the March 15, 2019 White Coat Ceremony for the second cohort of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online program students. At 2:00 pm, the room grew silent as Yale PA Online program director James Van Rhee MS, PA-C welcomed everyone to the gathering, including many proud and supportive family members and friends.Source: Yale PA Online Website
Community Health Workers in Bangladesh
Community health workers (CHWs) are the primary healthcare providers the community level in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, with the support of Alive & Thrive, has trained and employs over 100,000 CHWs who bridge the gap between the public healthcare system and the community. They receive training in breastfeeding/infant and young child feeding practices.