Yale Cancer Center Launches Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity
Yale Cancer Center has announced the launch of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE). Building on the commitment of the Yale Cancer Center to patient-centered cancer care, screening, and prevention across the state of Connecticut, the new center is dedicated to ensuring cancer health equity and improving outcomes, with an emphasis on traditionally underserved neighborhoods.
Sanft named Chief Patient Experience Officer at Smilow Cancer Hospital
Tara Sanft, M.D., associate professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Director of the Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH) Survivorship Clinic, has been appointed the inaugural Chief Patient Experience Officer at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and SCH at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Low vaccination rate and deadly medical mistake led to Samoa measles outbreak: health experts
Samoa's measles outbreak rages on, with the ministry of health reporting 32 deaths as of Tuesday, almost all of which have been among children aged 4 and younger. The island nation of fewer than 200,000 has tallied 2,427 measles cases in the outbreak thus far, with more than 10% of those recently reported over a single 24-hour period, according to the ministry of health.
New Faculty Friday: Yasmmyn Salinas, genetic epidemiologist, obesity specialist, social entrepreneur
Today we spotlight, Yasmmyn Salinas, assistant professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Salinas has a Ph.D. (2019) and an M.P.H. (2014) in public health chronic disease epidemiology from YSPH. She has a B.S. in molecular cellular and developmental biology from Yale University (2010). Salinas did her postdoctoral training in Associate Professor Andrew DeWan’s lab at YSPH and she is a former McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow.