Two YSM Faculty Receive International Cytokine & Interferon Society Young Investigator Awards
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Assistant Professors of Immunobiology Carrie Lucas, PhD, and Aaron Ring, MD, PhD, recently received Young Investigator Awards from the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Women: Coronavirus Vaccines Won’t Make You Infertile
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women’s careers, finances and home lives. Although the vaccines may represent a solution, as scientists studying coronavirus infection and immune responses in women, we are now hearing from young women who say they might skip the shots out of fear for their fertility or nursing child. We are concerned about how inaccurate, extreme and widespread these theories have become, because getting vaccinated is the best way for women to protect themselves and their families.Source: The New York Times
Biden Taps Three Experts with Yale Ties to Lead COVID-19 Advisory Board
President-elect Joe Biden has named three public health experts with close Yale ties to lead his transition team’s new COVID-19 advisory board, including Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an authority on the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on communities of color.Source: Yale News
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
This Harvard medical student from Tanzania once believed in the American Dream. Now he is losing faith in it as Trump targets international students.
Azan Zahir Virji is a second-year medical student at Harvard Medical School from Tanzania who immigrated to the United States in 2013 to attend Yale University as an undergraduate. He is one of more than 1 million international students studying in this country who have been targeted by the Trump administration.Source: The Washington Post
COVID-19 Pop-up Electives Show the Compassion and Creativity of the YSM Community
In mid-March, COVID-19 upended the traditional Yale School of Medicine (YSM) curriculum for MD students. Didactic coursework and clinical skills training had to be rapidly converted to an online format, and clinical rotations and most sub-internships (sub-Is) were suspended in the space of a few days.
Yale Volunteers, Alumni Secure Critical Hospital PPE
While nations around the world jostled to obtain much-needed personal protective equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, a small band of Yale community volunteers and alumni, worked independently behind the scenes to bring the critical supplies to New Haven.
Working in the time of Covid-19: “It’s all absolutely unpredictable.”
“You are definitely an asset to the team, even as a learner. And we are all learning through this together.” Recent Yale Physician Associate (PA) Program graduate Naiska Cheung ’19, MMSc, PA-C, offered this advice to second-year Yale PA students, in response to a question about returning to clinical rotations, which have been disrupted because of COVID-19. Cheung is a primary care and addiction medicine PA at Staywell Health Care in Waterbury, Connecticut. The conversation took place on May 22, during a course, Covid-19 Preparedness Education: Pandemic, Populations and Patients (COPE-PPP), running from May 11 to June 19. The Yale PA class of 2020 is taking the six-week course before resuming clinical rotations.
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: 8 Tips for Healthy Walking During the COVID Crisis
Walking has become a popular form of exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterall, it is easy for people to stay six feet apart, it lets folks enjoy the fresh air and it provides numerous physical and mental health benefits.
Yale Experts Address Latest Coronavirus Developments in Virtual Town Hall Video
A 90-minute video—Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic—featuring eight experts from Yale and the city of New Haven was released today (March 19) to inform the public and policymakers on the latest developments in the global public health emergency.
Yale Virtual Town Hall to Address the Latest on Pandemic: Email Q's Thru 4:30 pm on 3/18
A panel of seven experts from Yale and the City of New Haven will meet in a virtual town hall Wednesday (March 18) to inform the public and policymakers on the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus
In May 1997, a 3-year-old boy developed what at first seemed like the common cold. When his symptoms—sore throat, fever, and cough—persisted for six days, he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong. There his cough worsened, and he began gasping for air. Despite intensive care, the boy died.Source: The Atlantic