Faculty Network Spotlight: NGN
The world is amidst an epidemiological transition– where the global burden of diseases is shifting from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases. In recognizing a need to bridge the gaps in global NCD research, treatment, and capacity, the Yale Network for Global Noncommunicable Disease (Yale NGN) was established in 2016.
PLOS Global Public Health publishes its 1000th paper!
PLOS published its first papers in October 2021 and is highlighting the release of its 1000th paper. Highlighted in this article is the checklist for bilateral research partnerships from a team of Yale and Cameroonian researchers, including Drs. Sunil Parikh and Daniel Z. Hodson.Source: PLOS
Plan to improve health in Pakistan region devasted by floods earns top honor at Global Health Case Competition
For this year’s Global Health Case Competition sponsored by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), student teams were tasked with finding innovative solutions to assist with flood recovery and resilience in Pakistan.
America’s Refugees Grapple With the Health Consequences of War
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Yale Adult Refugee Clinic, writes in U.S. News & World Report about the need to provide health care resources and social supports to refugees.Source: U.S. News & World Report
Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan On Their New ‘Biohub’ In Chicago And How They Plan To Spend Billions To Help Others Cure Or Manage Disease
In a rare interview, the Meta Platforms CEO and his pediatrician wife, who are co-CEOs of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, discuss their plans to use technology to deepen understanding of human cells and tissues—and the impact they want it to have on human health.Source: Forbes
Pasteur Network director speaks to global health equity in Dean’s Lecture
Speaking at the Yale School of Public Health, Pasteur Network Executive Director Rebecca Grais says high-income countries that have the power to truly improve world health have “pretty much failed both in crises and outside of crises."
Researchers develop innovative approach to nanoparticle-based treatment of brain cancer
Researchers from Yale University and the University of Connecticut published a paper in Science Advances on Feb. 8 focused on developing a nanoparticle-based treatment to combat glioblastomas, a type of brain cancer with poor survival and high recurrence rates in patients.Source: Yale Daily News
“Salt to the Deep Wound” - The Humanitarian Response to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake: Challenges Ahead
Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood, Faculty Director of the Yale School of Public Health Humanitarian Research Lab, moderated a discussion on January 20 between Karam Alhamad, MPP Candidate Jackson School of Global Affairs and Charles Lister, Director of the Middle East Institute’s Syria and Countering Terrorism & Extremism programs, on the response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and the challenges posed by this complex emergency.
“She is the best of us:” Ijeoma Opara and the power of health advocacy
From witnessing injustices faced by her parents to working as a therapist, YSPH assistant professor Ijeoma Opara's life experiences inspired her mission to reduce health disparities faced by Black communities.Source: Yale Daily News
Faculty Honored By New Haven County Medical Association
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty Irina Esterlis, PhD; Alla Vash-Margita, MD, FACOG; and Andrey Zinchuk, MD, MHS; were honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the New Haven County Medical Association at their 2022 annual meeting for their efforts to support Ukraine.
Global Health Policy Trip to Washington, DC
Ten Yale College students in the Global Health Studies Program at the Jackson School of Global Affairs recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in a day-long program focused on providing the Scholars with a better understanding of the global health funding and policy landscape, key agencies and actors, and developing relationships with individuals and organizations involved in global health policy and advocacy. The global health policy trip was created as a partnership between the Global Health Studies Program and the Yale Institute for Global Health.
Report alleges network of 're-education’ camps for Ukrainian children
Russia’s system for supervising thousands of Ukrainian children, which has placed minors in “re-education” camps and put others up for adoption, is a massive, government-wide operation involving officials at high levels, a new report alleged on Tuesday.Source: The Washington Post
Report Challenges Court Decision on PrEP and Public Health
A new report from a team of medical, public health, and legal experts challenges a federal court decision ruling it unconstitutional to mandate employer-sponsored insurance coverage of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a highly effective biomedical measure for preventing HIV.Source: Yale Law School