Racial misrepresentation in clinical trials: a call for health equity
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.Source: CT Mirror
‘One’ Episode 3: Public Health scholars blend arts and tech to boost energy
In episode #3 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, Taiga Christie interviews Tanya Yajnik and Yuwen Qiu about their recent collaboration, Agora Good Life, an energy-focused wellness app that is set to launch this summer. Yajnik and Qiu explain how their intersecting interests in arts and public health research inspired the app’s development. Yajnik, a skilled musician, concludes the segment with an aria from her spring recital that was postponed due to physical distancing.Source: Yale News
Yale Biostatistics Student Association Launches Website
A student-run organization committed to providing biostatistics education and knowledge to Yale communities. YBSA aims to connect everyone who is passionate about biostatistics and help each member further explore their academic and career opportunities in biostatistics.Source: YBSA
Student Spotlight - Jenny Lee
A native of Korea, Jenny Lee came to Yale with a strong background in mathematics, statistics and computational science. Now a second year student in the Master of Science biostatistics program, Jenny is fascinated by how these tools can be utilized to deal with clinical problems at both a personal and population level.