Federal Guidelines May Inadvertently Restrict Women’s Access to Effective HIV Protection
Restrictive recommendations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) systematically disqualified nearly all women at risk for HIV and/or motivated to use the medication, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and George Washington University have found.
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.
Scientist Joann Sweasy awarded Postdoctoral Mentoring Prize
Joann Sweasy treats the future of her postdocs with the same demanding attention and rigor she applies to experiments in her lab. For her strong advocacy for those working in her lab, Sweasy, the Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and professor of genetics, was awarded the Postdoctoral Mentoring Prize by the Provost’s Office at a ceremony at Harkness Auditorium Sept. 19.
Yale center’s event ‘For a Girl’ empowers young women
It was fun, and there were games, but the two-week “For a Girl” program was mostly about empowering young women to do and be whatever they dream. Sponsored by Dr. Lynn Fiellin’s play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games, nine girls heard life stories from successful female faculty members at the Yale School of Medicine and elsewhere at the university and designed video games that were meant to educate, not entertain. The three teams presented their games on Friday.Source: New Haven Register
As COVID-19 forces conferences online, scientists discover upsides of virtual format
Clinical fellow Jennifer Kwan organized a virtual session this month for the annual meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association, one of the first large conferences to go virtual.Source: Science Magazine
COVID-19: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows Using Entrepreneurship, Law, and Research to Support the Fight
The following Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows are working to support patients, health care workers, and individuals most impacted by the crisis. Some are working in medicine and public health, while others are in science, law, and tech. All of them are immigrants and children of immigrants. We'll continue to update this list.Source: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Recruiting the YSM Class of 2024
Each year we rely on your collective efforts during Second Look to recruit the most promising MD and MD-PhD students to Yale School of Medicine. We are writing to inform you that YSM Second Look 2020 will now be virtual—select events will be held online during the originally planned dates, March 26-27, 2020. We are also requesting your help with post-Second Look recruitment.
COVID-19 YSM Students
Just 10 days ago, in my first memo about our approach to COVID-19, I stated that students on clinical clerkships are an essential part of our caregiving teams. I, the clinical chairs, and your medical education leadership believe this to our core. Students track down data and identify the medical literature pertinent to the care of a patient, often educating attendings and residents alike. They may make discoveries in taking a history that others have overlooked. Over the years, medical students have cared for patients with communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, influenza, hepatitis, and HIV. Thus, it seemed plausible and important that our students should take care of patients infected with COVID-19.