Marietta Vázquez Appointed Vice Chair for Diversity for Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of Marietta Vázquez, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, as vice chair for diversity, equity and inclusion. Vazquez is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Yale School of Medicine.
Yale collaborates with FDA to advance diversity in clinical research
To promote scientific progress and diversity in clinical research, Yale School of Medicine and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have agreed to collaborate on a range of far-reaching science-based initiatives. Through trainings, fellowships, internships, research, and education, the agreement will foster the exchange of scientific information between the institutions and improve human health.
Breast cancer care in U.S. territories lags behind care in states
Older women residing in the U.S territories are less likely to receive recommended or timely care for breast cancer compared with similar women residing in the continental United States, according to Yale researchers. Their findings were published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Household immigration status may impact Medicaid enrollment, study finds
Individuals who are eligible for Medicaid and living in households with undocumented immigrants appear less likely to enroll in the public health insurance program in some states, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Yale Cancer Center receives $1 million grant to address cancer disparities
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
YCCI Beginning a Second Decade of Support
Although it is hard to believe, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is now in its second decade providing training resources and support for Yale’s clinical and translational investigators. With the second renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), YCCI is well poised to continue supporting innovative science to improve the health of patients everywhere.
Creating a Blueprint for Diversity in Clinical Research
Engaging a diverse community in clinical research trials has long been a challenge for investigators: while African Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only five percent of clinical trial participants. At the same time, Latinos comprise 16 percent of the population, but only one percent of clinical trial participants.
Hepatitis C ‘treatment as prevention’ strategy examined in new study
Hepatitis C infection is a global phenomenon that affects millions worldwide, with an estimated 30,500 new cases in the United States alone each year. Expanding treatment, however, could go a long way toward preventing transmission of the virus among high-risk individuals who inject drugs, according to new Yale-led research.
Study correlates maternal depression with diaper need
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have found a strong correlation between the diaper need of low-income mothers and the occurrence of maternal depression. According to their study, which was published in the journal Health Equity in September, diaper need — even more than food insufficiency — is a daily stressor that leads to maternal hardship and mental health struggles.