Alumni Spotlight: Tracy George, M.P.H. ’15, Promoting Better Health Outcomes at Yale
As the director of the Yale Well Initiative and the Good Life Center (GLC), Tracy George is on the front lines with students struggling with emotional health issues. Located in Silliman College on central campus, the GLC is Yale’s first student wellness center open to all students. George saw the need for a space at Yale where students could concentrate on their emotional wellness and personal happiness as they navigate challenging course loads and a host of other stresses associated with college life and young adulthood.
HAVEN Free Clinic Run/Walk Raises Funds and Builds Community
HAVEN Free Clinic volunteers and patients usually are at 800 Howard Avenue in New Haven on Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. But on Sunday morning, October 6, members of the HAVEN community and their supporters gathered in New Haven’s Edgewood Park. The reason: the sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk, which raises about 70% percent of the clinic’s yearly budget. To date, $35,000 has been raised, significantly surpassing the goal of $25,000.
Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
YSPH Student Uses Theater to Highlight First Responder Mental Health
Realizing a need to bring more attention to first responder mental health, and with an existing interest in the dramatic arts, YSPH student Taiga Christie decided to incorporate the struggles of emergency workers into a play that would eventually serve as her master’s thesis.
Yale Alumnus Pledges $5 Million for Yale School of Public Health Fund and Professorship to Advance LGBTQ Mental Health
Yale School of Medicine alumnus David R. Kessler, M.D. ’55, is directing $5 million from his estate to the Yale School of Public Health, part of which is intended for the creation of a David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship. The professorship and accompanying resource fund will support teaching and research associated with improving LGBTQ mental health.
A Call to Action: Former Secretary of State Urges Student Engagement in Fight to Stop Climate Change
Speaking to a packed house in Harkness Auditorium, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Yale School of Public Health students and others across the university to use their voices, education and votes to combat climate change, a struggle he described as nothing short of a matter of “life and death.”
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
Medical, Nursing, and PA students attend 18th annual Power Day
Over 240 advanced practice nursing students, physician associate program students, and third-year medical students filled Harkness Auditorium at the end of November to discuss power and control in health care relationships and the role that caregivers play in making structural changes that affect patient health outcomes. In addition, the attendees witnessed classmates and residents honored for modeling the responsible use of power and patient advocacy and heard experts discuss issues affecting the medical community as part of the 18th annual Power Day.
Alumna Links Proximity to Some Watersheds with Legionnaires' Disease
Seeking to pinpoint the cause of a rise in Legionnaires’ dis- ease over the past decade in Connecticut, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health discovered a link between the disease and those living near some of the state’s rivers and within specific watersheds.
Deans’ Panel Discusses Crossing Boundaries at Alumni Assembly
A panel of deans, including Robert Alpern, dean of the Yale School of Medicine; Lynn Cooley, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and Sten Vermund, dean of the Yale School of Public Health discussed how their respective schools have worked across disciplines to advance knowledge and understanding.
Yale alumni startup aims to use tech to improve global healthcare access
In today’s world, health, medicine, and wellness transcend the medical facility. Healthcare providers need a holistic view of people — their environments, behaviors, and psychographic characteristics — to improve health outcomes and wellness.