Much of the contemporary discussions on racial representation and minority empowerment have been focused on increased participation in politics, higher education, and the workforce. A facet that warrants increased public scrutiny is the lack of minority representation in randomized clinical trials, which plays a critical role in perpetuating health inequities. Today’s clinical trials fail to represent the rich diversity of this country, which effectively tailor promising treatment options to non-Hispanic whites due to study over-representation.
- August 27, 2020Source: Virtual Science Cafe
How do we trace the origins of viral outbreaks? How do viruses change hosts? What can evolution tell us how long a recovered person will be immune before reinfection? And how do a marine biologist and a fungal geneticist end up working together on virus evolution?
- August 24, 2020Source: Stat News
Recent reports have suggested that Covid-19 has become markedly less lethal in the United States. Our analysis of death rates and infection fatality rates from Arizona, the U.S. as a whole, and New York City shows it isn’t, indicating that public health measures to reduce infections should not be relaxed.
- July 27, 2020
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
- July 09, 2020Source: YaleNews
A “falls care manager” worked with the patients and their physicians to identify risk factors for falls and fall-related injuries. The falls care managers also created care plans to reduce these risk factors.
- June 30, 2020
Three senior professors who made substantial contributions to their scientific fields and provided many years of service and leadership at the Yale School of Public Health are retiring on July 1.
- June 29, 2020Source: NIH Office of Disease Prevention
Dr. Fan Li has been invited to present on the stepped wedge cluster randomized design at the NIH Office of Disease Prevention's "Methods: Mind the Gap" webinar series.
- June 16, 2020
CIRA Welcomes Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods CoreSource: Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)
Effective June 1, 2020, CIRA welcomed Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core within CIRA.
- June 12, 2020
Bilateral Forum on International Public Health Policy Research Directions between Yale and Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversitySource: Yale and the World
A Bilateral Forum on International Public Health Policy Research Directions was held on May 23, 2020. The forum took place at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and included Yale participants by videoconference. Paul D. Cleary, the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Health Policy at the Yale School of Public Health and Director of SJTU-Yale Joint Center for Health Policy delivered closing remarks. He drew attention to the importance of increasing information exchanges between countries to jointly fight the COVID-19 pandemic as well as prepare for future global public health challenges. He noted that “sharing information openly about how infectious diseases spread as well as the strengths and limitations of different containment and mitigation strategies will be essential for more effectively addressing future outbreaks, as well as for continuing to address the current pandemic.”
- June 11, 2020Source: Anchor.fm
Scientific Sense | Conversation with Prof. Jeffrey Townsend of Yale School of Public Health and Yale University.