COVID-19 highlights long-term inequities in some communities
African Americans are over 3.5 times as likely, and Latinos are nearly twice as likely, to die of the coronavirus according to an analysis from Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh.Source: American Heart Association News
Stress and Resilience Town Halls Are Being Offered
The Yale Department of Psychiatry continues to offer virtual “Stress and Resilience Town Halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.
Why People Are Flouting Coronavirus Social Distancing Precautions That We Know Save Lives
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, told ABC News that uncertainty about when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, access to information, and one's underlying beliefs can influence someone to flout precautions.Source: ABC News
Yale Researchers Find Where Stress Lives
Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications.
YSM Creates Memorable Virtual Ceremony to Celebrate 113 MD Degree Recipients
On May 18, the 113 graduates of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD Class of 2020 were celebrated in an hour-long virtual Commencement ceremony, an event that reflected tremendous collaboration among YSM students, faculty, and staff.
New Imaging Tool Helps Researchers See Extent of Alzheimer’s Early Damage
New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that one day may aid in drug development, according to a new Yale University study.Source: Yale News
Caroline Johnson Receives American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant
Caroline Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Yale School of Public Health and a member of Yale Cancer Center’s Cancer Microbiology Research Program, has received a four-year, $792,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Yale Expertise Tapped to Help Guide Connecticut’s Reopening Strategy
As Governor Ned Lamont ’80 SOM and other state leaders weigh important decisions about Connecticut’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic—including when and how to reopen the economy and education system—they are conferring with an expert advisory group co-led by two prominent Yale affiliates.Source: YaleNews