Former Undergraduate Fellows Carry Forward the Work they Began at WHRY
Students participate in Women’s Health Research at Yale’s Undergraduate Fellowship for one and sometimes two years. But even after graduation, we are thrilled that they stay in touch with us and that their experience with WHRY continues to shape their careers. Here is a look at what five of our former students are doing now and how they are carrying forward the work they began with WHRY.
Sex-and-Gender Differences in COVID-19 Illustrate the Need to Accelerate Research on the Health of Women
As a college student, I have seen the effects of the pandemic’s physical and emotional toll manifest clearly in the experiences of my friends, classmates, and professors. As a fellow with Women’s Health Research at Yale, I have learned that the impact may be felt more by women.
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.
Is the Influence of Sex and Gender on Health Being Taught in Medical School?
Dr. Njeri Thande, a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, is leading an effort with Women’s Health Research at Yale and Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Education to make sure this vital education starts as early as possible. The goal is to build a model for medical schools to fully integrate demonstrated scientific knowledge of how sex and gender influence health into their curricula.
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.
Applications for Yale Cancer Center K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program Scholar Awards
Applications are being solicited for the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program (IOTP) Scholar Award for junior faculty to enhance research skills beyond the training provided during graduate and postgraduate training.