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Studies conducted by Assistant Professor, Zeyan Liew, at the Yale School of Public Health, focus on a group of harmful chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) that can affect hormones during pregnancy crucial to fetal development. Efforts are underway by Yale professors, Dr. Krystal Pollitt and Dr. John Fortner, to investigate the chemical structures and ban the use of PFAS as well as determine routes for removing or destroying the substances from the environment.
- October 25, 2019
Amy Bei, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, YSPH
- October 21, 2019
Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla—a researcher with wide-ranging expertise in maternal-child nutrition, food security, diabetes and global health—has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
- October 15, 2019
Wilfred Agbenyikey Sc.D., M.P.H ’08, works at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a team of experts implementing a mandate from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s and the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for a quality payment incentive program.
- September 23, 2019
“For the first time in human history, we have more people living in cities than in the countryside. Rapid urbanization has many consequences for health,” explained Ko. “Urbanization is shaping and changing the types of diseases we’re witnessing.”
- September 04, 2019
The advent of the 5G era opens up limitless possibilities in improving lives and one sector that could see monumental advances is healthcare. CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Chen Xi for more on how 5G technology can benefit the industry. Chen is an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Public Health.
- August 28, 2019
When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose.
- August 27, 2019
BEIJING — China said it would reduce the penalties for the sale and import of unapproved drugs, effectively giving poor and critically ill patients the green light to access cheaper generic pharmaceuticals from other countries.
- July 24, 2019
Recent release of Action for Healthy China 2030 calls for policies to fight rapid rising obesity rate. Measures such as food labeling, sugar tax, healthy lifestyle are some of the key options to be considered.
- July 09, 2019
Five early stage startups building innovative solutions in healthcare have been chosen as the first participants in the Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI), a business accelerator established earlier this year by a partnership between the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) and The CoWrks Foundry and RMZ Foundation in India.