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
YSPH launches new virtual MPH program, aims to expand accessibility
In a critical time for the field of public health and virtual learning, the Yale School of Public Health’s new online executive master’s in public health (MPH) program offers a new pathway to acquire an MPH degree.Source: Yale Daily News
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine August 2020: "Focus: Medical Education"
As medical knowledge grows and evolves, so do the methods by which it is taught to the next generation of doctors and nurses. New technologies, methods, and perspectives offer exciting opportunities to improve medical education, whether in the traditional classroom setting or online via remote learning. Original cover design by Peter Harris.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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