PA Program Thesis Projects Advance Research While Building Student-Faculty Relationships
Data analysis from Michelle Giwerc's, ’17 MMSc, Honors thesis on whether digital breast tomosynthesis mammography reduces the rate of false positives was presented at a conference last fall and has spurred further investigation. Another positive outcome is that the mentorship of her faculty advisor, Liane Philpotts, MD, was a highlight of Giwerc's educational experience at Yale.
Uncovering Asthma's Genetic Origins
The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this common chronic disease. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that asthma afflicts an estimated 25 million people, about 8 percent of the population.
ASCC-ACNR Land Grant screens new "Edutainment" films
The Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Land Grant division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) recently held a special presentation titled “See the Change You Want to Be, and Be the Change You Want to See” which included the premiere screening of two new health awareness films produced specifically for American Samoa.Source: Samoa News
GHLI announces junior faculty awards
The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) announced this year’s recipients of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty. The award is granted to junior faculty who engage students to advance new research and educational projects in global health at Yale.
First Lady says “Nurturing care is the basic right of every child” at Lancet Series’ launch
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, Friday evening, joined with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the Caribbean Regional Launch in Guyana of The Lancet Series on Early Childhood Development (ECD), which focuses on the “the invaluable impact” of a nurturing environment on early childhood development. Yale professor, Rafael Perez-Escamilla (EPH) and other authors of The Lancet Series were in attendance.Source: Guyana Chronicle
Symposium launches new Yale network focused on global chronic diseases
In 2015 faculty from Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine formed the Yale Network for Global Non-Communicable Diseases to develop a transdisciplinary, collaborative, on-campus network focused on global non-communicable disease (NCD)-related scholarship, education, and advocacy.Source: Yale School of Nursing
Yale School of Public Health Professor Contributes to Advancing Early Childhood Health and Development Globally
The recently released 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series, “Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale,” was developed by a steering committee of experts with strong interdisciplinary and global representation. Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla of the Yale School of Public Health was one of the committee’s 14 members.
Webcast Oct 5 | The Lancet Series on Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale
The World Bank is hosting a live-streamed global launch of the new Lancet Early Childhood Development Series on Oct 5th from 2-4 pm EST at its annual world summit of Economic Ministers. Three Yale faculty are among the noted authors of this series that is a major milestone with major global implications.
Marcella Nunez Smith awarded nearly $10 million to launch health equity research center focused on precision medicine
Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith, associate professor of medicine and public health, and her colleagues at Yale School of Medicine, the University of Puerto Rico, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of the West Indies (Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago), have been awarded nearly $10 million in funding over five years from the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD).Source: Yale News
Downs Fellowship, Springboard for Hundreds of International Yale Research Projects, Turns 50
Every summer a dozen or so Yale students go abroad to conduct original scientific research as part of the Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship. They work on challenging health problems in unfamiliar settings and with limited outside support.
Combined Interventions Found to Reduce Violence Against Women in West Africa
Gender-based violence against women remains a pervasive public health and human rights issue around the world—one that has severe physical and emotional health consequences that can affect the victim long after the abuse has stopped.
Report Finds U.N. Responsible for Deadly Cholera Epidemic in Haiti
The United Nations inadvertently caused a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti, and has legal and moral obligations to remedy the situation, according to new report released by researchers from the Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health.