Protection from Zika Virus May Lie in a Protein Derived from Mosquitoes
By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika infection in mice. The finding demonstrates how researchers might develop a vaccine against Zika and similar mosquito-borne viruses, the study authors said.
New Initiative Will Fund Innovative Solutions in Health Care
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) has partnered with The CoWrks Foundry and the RMZ Foundation to launch the Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI). SHI will build upon technology and local ingenuity by funding innovative start-ups to create social, health, and environmental impacts.
Reflections on this Year – and a Look Ahead as the new Yale-NUS College Dean of Faculty
It was wonderful this year to bring greater visibility to public health at Yale-NUS College. Synchronous with the mission of Yale-NUS, I hosted a series of events that highlighted the role of public health in an interconnected and diverse world.
Yale, Kenyan scientists renew collaboration on tsetse fly research
President Salovey and Serap Aksoy, professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, took part in a signing ceremony with the Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organization and Kenyan Wildlife Service to continue an existing collaboration in the biomedical sciences in the area of vector biology.
First in Health Care, Yet Inequities Persist
Since arriving in Singapore, I continue to be amazed by the robust network of programs, policies and infrastructure designed to support citizens from birth through old age. Nonetheless, I would be remiss not to mention some challenges that I observe as well. One is the health and mental health of migrant workers (unskilled or-semi-skilled).
Zika-related nerve damage caused by immune response to the virus
The immune system’s response to the Zika virus, rather than the virus itself, may be responsible for nerve-related complications of infection, according to a Yale study. This insight could lead to new ways of treating patients with Zika-related complications, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, the researchers said.
Women, Leadership and Public Health
Madam Halimah Yacob was sworn in as the eighth President of Singapore on the 14th of September, becoming its first female head of state. Many people with whom I spoke, both Singaporeans and ex-pats, discounted this recognition because of the “reserved election” and lack of other candidates. I acknowledge the controversy and recognize that this role is largely ceremonial here (the Prime Minister leads the government). Nonetheless, as an American and a feminist, I was excited to witness this historical moment of an extraordinary woman taking the oath of Presidential office.
Singapore: A Public Health Perspective (Upon Arrival)
Less than two weeks ago I arrived in Singapore, and evidence of public health practice and success are everywhere! The built environment (i.e., architecture) is breathtaking—more so because it is so fully integrated into the abundant urban greenspace. Nearly half of this small island nation is covered by vegetation, including the Bukit Timah Nature Preserve, which has more tree species than in all of North America.
Yale partners with the National Kapodistrian University of Athens to advance environmental science and public health
Officials at Yale and the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece have embarked on a partnership agreement to pursue the development of a center for excellence for environmental sciences and public health. The collaboration will engage research groups in both universities to work collaboratively to address the effects on humans and the ecosystem of hazardous agents including environmental pathogens.Source: Yale and the World
Women and children’s rights advocate encourages peace, justice and development
Women and children’s rights advocate Rima Salah spoke to BYU law Students on Sept. 23 after receiving a 2021 Peacemaker Award from the Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Salah, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, and Chair of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) encouraged students to get involved and commit to building a peaceful world, starting today.Source: The Daily Universe, Brigham Young University (BYU)
President Biden Invites Yale School of Public Health Scientist to Participate in COVID-19 Global Summit Hosted by United Nations
The Yale School of Public Health announced today that the White House has invited Anne Wyllie, principal investigator of the SalivaDirect Initiative, to participate this week with global leaders from government, academia, industry and elsewhere in the White House 2021 Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better to Prepare for the Next.
25-plus Partners Join Forces to Address Caribbean’s Climate and Health Crisis
An unprecedented gathering sponsored by more than 25 Caribbean countries and territories, the United States and international organizations, have come together to address the public health challenge of climate change in the Caribbean, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the adverse health effects of the climate crisis.
Yale's Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla Presents at this Year's Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship
The Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship is open for registration! Tune in to hear Dr. Perez-Escamilla’s presentation “Responsive Feeding and Childhood Obesity Prevention: An Equitable Nurturing Care Perspective.”Source: Twitter
Raw Wastewater “Leading Indicator” of Future COVID-19 Outbreaks, YSPH Collaborative Study Finds
A global team of researchers has found that future COVID-19 outbreaks, variants, hospitalizations and ICU admissions can be reliably predicted by detecting and quantifying the amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in raw wastewater.
Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Researchers Collaborate to Build Health Systems Capacity in Nepal
Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) researchers Archana Shrestha, PhD, Associate Professor at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences and Director of Nepal’s Institute for Implementation Science and Health, CMIPS Director Donna Spiegelman, ScD, and Elizabeth Rhodes, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Public Health, were recently awarded a grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health for their study entitled “Building Capacity to Evaluate a Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease Interventions (PEN) in Nepal,” which will train health coordinators, evaluate implementation outcomes, and explore facilitators and barriers to the PEN program’s implementation.