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.
College students with autism have high rate of suicidal thoughts
Over the next decade, about 247,000 young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are expected to enroll in universities, colleges, or technical/vocational schools. Because post-secondary education is expected to present new challenges to individuals with ASD, new scholarship is being conducted to assess how ready post-secondary education is to serve a larger population with ASD.
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.
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.
Students Tackle New Haven Health Disparities, Pitch Solutions
InnovateHealth Yale, a School of Public Health program dedicated to using the principles of entrepreneurship to tackle problems in health and education, held its first “Pitch and Solve” event, learning about health disparities in New Haven and developing technological solutions to combat the problems.
Yale Start-Up Wins $250,000 grant from USAID’s Saving Lives at Birth Partnership
PremieBreathe, a start-up created by Yale students and faculty, has been awarded a $250,0000 grant from the USAID’s Saving Lives at Birth partnership for its breathing aid for premature infants.Source: Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science
Stefano Daniele wins the 2021 Porter Prize
Judged and awarded together with the Field Prize, the Porter Prize is one of few prizes awarded university-wide, across disciplines. The prize is given for a written work of scholarship in any field in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts and/or principles and to make the product of general human interest. The prize was established in 1872 by the Kingsley Trust Association (The Scroll and Key Society) in honor of the late Professor Porter, who received a bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1842.