Yale School of Medicine's 19th Dean Takes Office
Nancy J. Brown, MD, took office on February 1 as the 19th dean of Yale School of Medicine, succeeding Robert J. Alpern, MD, who had led the school since 2004. Brown, a 1981 alumna of Yale College, comes to the medical school from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she was Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine.
Yale School of Medicine Joins Health Care Leaders to Advance Equity, Safety
Yale School of Medicine has joined a network of health care leaders organizing across industries to create safe, fair, and dignified workplaces for women. TIME’S UP Healthcare aims to drive new policies and decisions that result in more balanced, diverse, and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe work cultures within all facets of the healthcare industry.
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
New Global Health Institute announced at Yale
The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), approved by the Yale Corporation on Dec. 8, further advances President Salovey’s goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international issues. Led by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, YIGH is a university-wide effort to address global health issues.
Philip W. Askenase, MD '65, recognized for lifetime achievement by American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Philip W. Askenase, MD, '65, professor of medicine (immunology), has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
HAVEN Free Clinic settles into a new home
For the first time since its 2005 founding, HAVEN wasn’t holding its weekly clinic at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in the city’s Fair Haven section. The clinic was marking its first day in a new home, the Yale Physicians’ Building on Howard Avenue near Yale New Haven Hospital.
Yale-Mayo Clinic to further regulatory science
Funded by a United States Food and Drug Administration grant of up to $6.7 million over two years, Yale and the Mayo Clinic are establishing a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation to advance regulatory science by developing tools to measure the safety and efficacy of FDA-regulated products.
When it comes to reducing hospital readmissions, financial penalties work
Hospitals that were financially penalized for too many readmissions were more likely than non-penalized institutions to subsequently reduce readmissions for all conditions, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Pulmonary embolism treatment widely used, despite uncertain benefit
Despite being costly and of little proven benefit, a procedure for treating pulmonary embolism with blood clot filters is routinely used in older adults, Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues found in a new study.