What’s in Store After Vaccines? Still More Challenges
During a recent webinar (February 4) hosted by Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund provided hundreds of people in the virtual audience with a rundown on what these obstacles are — and how public health experts can help.
For These Health Entrepreneurs, Luck Isn’t the Full Story
Two leading industry investors spoke to a virtual gathering Wednesday (January 27) to tell a Yale School of Public Health audience about their paths to success. Titled “Health Entrepreneurship: How to Really Make an Impact,” the hour-long discussion featured Shaklee Corporation CEO Roger Barnett and Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen as they gave advice and encouraged students to follow their entrepreneurial ambitions.
Yale and Columbia Create Interactive Vaccine Allocation Map
An interactive map of each county in each state proposing how COVID-19 vaccinations could be distributed is now publicly available, providing an important tool for policymakers and the public alike to analyze differences between multiple distribution strategies as well as issues surrounding equity and vulnerability of at-risk groups.
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.