Community Health Workers in Bangladesh
Community health workers (CHWs) are the primary healthcare providers the community level in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, with the support of Alive & Thrive, has trained and employs over 100,000 CHWs who bridge the gap between the public healthcare system and the community. They receive training in breastfeeding/infant and young child feeding practices.
Yale PA Online Class of 2021: White Coat Ceremony
Fifty-seven white coats hung neatly on a rack on the stage in Battell Chapel on the Yale University campus. Sun shone through the chapel’s stained glass windows and the buzz of conversation among guests filled the large space in anticipation of the March 15, 2019 White Coat Ceremony for the second cohort of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online program students. At 2:00 pm, the room grew silent as Yale PA Online program director James Van Rhee MS, PA-C welcomed everyone to the gathering, including many proud and supportive family members and friends.
Raising the Volume: Yale student-run biomedical journal focuses on sex and gender
One of the primary missions of Women’s Health Research at Yale is training the next generation of scientists to study the influence of sex and gender. And perhaps there is no one better to voice that necessity than a member of that generation.
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.
The Future is Now
As a core mission, Women’s Health Research at Yale trains the next generation of researchers to continue the important work of determining the influence of sex and gender on health outcomes. Judging by the accomplishments of the first five junior faculty graduating from our Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Program funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next generation has arrived.