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.
Research in Nicaragua Inspires Two Scientific Papers and a Career Path for Recent YSPH Graduate
Before she even received her diploma, Cara Safon’s research was already having an impact. A study that she conducted while still an M.P.H. student at the Yale School of Public Health led to two published peer-reviewed articles on breastfeeding practices in León, Nicaragua.
Students present research at national meeting
Seven students from the School of Medicine funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program presented their research in April at the American Society of Clinical Investigation/American Academy of Physicians Joint Conference in Chicago.
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.
Study finds racial disparities in top medical society membership
Black and Asian medical school students are less likely to be selected for membership in a prestigious medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA), than white medical school students, according to a Yale-led study. The disparity suggests bias in the AΩA membership selection process, which could negatively affect opportunities for minority medical school students, note the researchers.Source: Yale News
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.