Researchers at Yale School of Public Health, GHLI Receive Funding from Gates Foundation for Global Projects
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with international peers, have received Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for innovative research.
Air pollution may impair children's memory
Air pollution kills more people than any other environmental cause. The deadly effects include stroke, heart disease and lung cancer. But the tiny toxic particles in dirty air could also be dimming our wits, according to an emerging field of research. Now a new study links early life exposure to haze with impaired memory and poor control of attention by boys and girls.
Zack Cooper Receives Carnegie Fellowship to Support Research on Drug Pricing
Health economist Zack Cooper, associate professor at the Yale School of Public Health and in the Department of Economics, is one of 32 recipients of this year’s Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
YSPH Presents a Conversation with Dr. Neal Baer: "Storytelling and Public Health: The Power of Emotion in Science," on April 9
Dr. Baer is a practicing pediatrician turned television writer and producer. He has served as executive producer and/or showrunner on several series, including ABC’s China Beach, CBS’s Under the Dome, and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and ER.
Antiretroviral Therapy Crucial in Preventing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, YSPH Study Reinforces
A research team led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that for people living with HIV/AIDS, both recent immunosuppression and prolonged HIV viremia play important and independent roles in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Since 1990s, Heart Attacks Have Become Less Deadly and Frequent for Americans
Heart attack prevention and outcomes have dramatically improved for American adults in the past two decades, according to a Yale study in JAMA Network Open. Compared to the mid-1990s, Americans today are less likely to have heart attacks and also less likely to die from them, said the researchers.
Amir Aman Hagos, MD, MPH, Yale GHLI Alumnus, Leading Ethiopia’s Health Care Agenda
Dr. Amir Aman Hagos, Ethiopia’s newest minister of health, is one of the youngest heath care influencers on the African continent. Hagos is an alumnus of the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative’s Senior Leadership Program.
250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says
Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century. The grim analysis comes from one of the authors of a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggests rising global temperatures could lead to many more deaths than the 250,000 a year the World Health Organization predicted just five years ago. In 2014 the WHO said that climate change will bring with it malaria, diarrhea, heat stress and malnutrition, killing that many more people annually around the world from 2030 to 2050.
CERSI Obtains FDA Grant Renewal
Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (general medicine) and public health (health policy and management) was awarded a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) grant renewal up to $20M for work on the Yale-Mayo Clinic FDA Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI). The grant was recently renewed for years three through seven.
Air pollution: everything you should know about a public health emergency
Why is air pollution a fast-growing concern? Nothing is more vital to life than breathing: in a lifetime, about 250m litres of air passes through your lungs. Yet walk along a busy city street and you will inhale something like 20m particles in a single lungful. Toxic air is now the biggest environmental risk of early death, responsible for one in nine of all fatalities. It kills 7 million people a year, far more than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, for example. Dr Maria Neira, the World Health Organisation director with responsibility for air pollution, is blunt: “It is a global public health emergency.”