YSM Students Advance COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts with Innovative Community-academic Partnerships and Advocacy
Yale School of Medicine students, in collaboration with a diverse set of other students and community members, are playing a significant role in the vaccination campaign in New Haven, in Connecticut, and nationally.
91 MD Students Celebrate Match Day
“Unbelievable,” is how MD-PhD Deputy Director Fred Gorelick, MD, Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and professor of cell biology, described the impressive match list for the 91 students in the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD Class of 2021.
Responding to a Changing World Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos
During her 27 years of active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos has seen a steady increase in women and people of color working at all levels of public health across the United States.
28th Hunger & Homelessness Auction Is a Virtual Success
A two-hour scenic flight over Manhattan. Dinner for six with Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Dean Nancy Brown, MD. A night of bowling for seven with Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten Vermund, MD, PhD. These are just a few of the highly sought-after items auctioned off at the 28th Annual YSM Hunger & Homelessness Auction (H&H Auction) on the evening of February 24, 2021.
Planning for a Pandemic: A Biden COVID-19 Advisor Shares Perspective
Katz, who graduated from the Yale School of Public Health in 1998, now serves as an advisor for the Biden administration’s COVID-19 task force. She told an online gathering at the Yale School of Public Health on Feb. 25 about the lessons that should be learned about the current pandemic — and the ways in which public health leaders can prevent another one.
MD-PhD Student Eric Song Receives Prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Eric Song, a fifth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD student, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. The awardees are selected based on the quality, originality, and scientific significance of their research, as well as to represent a diverse range of research topics.
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