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.
Tomorrow is Today: Elise DeVito
While studying how men and women respond to therapies to treat cocaine addiction as a BIRCWH Scholar, DeVito demonstrated that women had poorer cocaine use outcomes than men. DeVito now hopes to build on previous findings that demonstrate the different reactions of women to nicotine as compared to men and at different points in their menstrual cycles.
Adult Reconstruction Division Welcomes Ansab Khwaja, MD as 2022-23 Total Joint Replacement Surgery Fellow
Ansab Khwaja, MD, was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and moved to Seattle with his family when he was 10 years old. While receiving a degree in philosophy from the University of Washington, he worked with the school’s athletic trainers, giving him his first glimpse into orthopaedics. He earned early distinction as the ‘Outstanding First Year Sports Medicine Intern.’ He then remained at the University of Washington for medical school where he was a leader in the Orthopaedic Interest Group and his extensive volunteerism earned him a community service award.
Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
Kathy Umlauf Wins 2022 Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD, Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Award
Kathy Umlauf, residency and fellowship coordinator for the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, has won the 2022 Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD, Excellence in Graduate Medical Education (GME) Award. Umlauf, who is in her 40th year at Yale, has served as the program coordinator for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program since 2001.
Yale VAMOS Program Provides Holistic Vascular Care
The Vascular Medicine OutcomeS (VAMOS) program at Yale University, an integral program supported by the Yale New Haven Health’s Heart and Vascular Center and Center for Musculoskeletal Care, includes a global team of interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, radiologists, allied health professionals, and outcomes researchers committed to transforming how PAD is diagnosed and treated, and how patients access care.
Yale School of Medicine Launches Innovative Program to Attract and Retain Underrepresented Faculty
This year, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is launching an innovative program to support the research and post-doctoral careers of outstanding research scientists called the YSM Science Fellows Program. The program is a key part of the school’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and will recruit top PhD and MD/PhD recent graduates to engage in independent research and support them in transitioning into open faculty positions at Yale or other institutions.
Destiny Tolliver, MD, Welcomed to Health Affairs Health Equity Fellowship
Destiny Tolliver is a pediatrician and postdoctoral fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at Yale School of Medicine. She attended the Morehouse School of Medicine, completed her residency in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, and served as a chief resident at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her work through residency and chief residency focused on incorporating discussions of bias and structural racism into educational curricula, empowering physicians to gain skills to serve as advocates for their patients, and promoting diversity and inclusion within the residency program and its affiliated institutions.Source: Health Affairs
Apply for the 2022-2023 Yale Cardio-Oncology Fellowship
The Yale Cardio-Oncology Program is an interdisciplinary partnership between the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Smilow Cancer Hospital, allowing for an integrated experience for the fellow and broad exposure to collaboration with oncologists, including dedicated sub-specialty oncology clinics.