Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
Yale researchers find first cases of new UK coronavirus variant in Connecticut
Gov. Ned Lamont on Jan. 7 announced that Yale researchers in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) detected the first two cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 in the state. This is the same variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom that is associated with increased transmission.Source: Yale News
Parental Birth Abnormalities and Offspring’s Autism Linked
In a study of medical registry records of nearly 400,000 parent-child pairs from Denmark, a Yale School of Public Health study found that parents who themselves born very prematurely are nearly twice as likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder.
Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
Southwestern Connecticut was the site of one of the first major coronavirus outbreaks in the United States. In an effort to keep the virus under control, decisions had to be made at record speed — from closing less-needed clinics to transferring specialists to where they were more needed.
Jawless Lamprey Takes a Bite out of Oncogene Evolution
By carefully tracing the evolution of a select number of cancer-causing genes in a variety of species, the researchers evaluated which animals are — and are not — effective in gauging how an analogue of those genes in humans can lead to cancer. What they found is surprising: jawless fish such as lampreys share significant similarities in these certain genes compared to humans, while fruit flies do not.
One-week Quarantine? It’s Possible, YSPH Finds
Up to now, a 14-day quarantine has been the conventional standard for stopping COVID-19 transmission in its tracks. In a new study from Yale School of Public Health that has been published in pre-print, researchers suggest a week-long waiting period could prove just as effective.
Data initiative seeks to improve early childhood development in Brazil
An index that evaluates the performance of municipalities for early childhood development was developed through a partnership between researchers from Yale and Brazilian universities. Yale School of Public Health associate researcher Gabriela Buccini explains the partnership project that monitors early childhood development indicators in Brazil.
Rapid Response Fund Supports Researchers During Pandemic
In response to the devastating public health threat presented by COVID-19, the Yale School of Public Health has created a Rapid Response Fund. The fund provides immediate financial support to world-class researchers working on the pandemic’s front lines.
Success of COVID-19 vaccination program depends on its implementation
Factors related to manufacturing, distribution, public acceptance, and the severity of the pandemic will contribute more to the success of a potential COVID-19 vaccination program than the efficacy of the vaccine itself, finds a new study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH).Source: YaleNews