New Faculty Friday: Yasmmyn Salinas, genetic epidemiologist, obesity specialist, social entrepreneur
Today we spotlight, Yasmmyn Salinas, assistant professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Salinas has a Ph.D. (2019) and an M.P.H. (2014) in public health chronic disease epidemiology from YSPH. She has a B.S. in molecular cellular and developmental biology from Yale University (2010). Salinas did her postdoctoral training in Associate Professor Andrew DeWan’s lab at YSPH and she is a former McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow.
Gill Named PI In NIA Clin-STAR Program
Thomas M. Gill, MD, Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and professor of epidemiology (chronic diseases) and of Investigative Medicine; and director, Yale Program on Aging and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; was named a principal investigator (PI) for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) as part of the new Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) program.
New Faculty Friday: Yize Zhao, big data specialist, research collaborator, ardent baker
Today we spotlight, Yize Zhao, assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Zhao has a Ph.D. in biostatistics from Emory University (2014) and a B.S. in statistics from Zhejiang University (2010). She did her postdoctoral training at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to Yale, Zhao was an assistant professor in biostatistics at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also affiliated with the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences.
Price-Fixing, Fraud and Collusion, CT Attorney General Offers Sobering View of Generic Drug Market
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong gave faculty and students a rare glimpse into the highly profitable prescription drug market when he shared his findings of a multi-year investigation into the generic drug industry during a presentation at the Yale School of Public Health.
New Faculty Friday: Kai Chen, climate-health researcher, newlywed, soccer fan
Today we spotlight, Kai Chen, assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Chen holds a Ph.D. (2016) and an B.Sc. (2011) in environmental science from Nanjing University. Prior to coming to Yale, he was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a Humbolt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Center for Environmental Health. Chen is part of the core faculty of the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative (CCHI).
New Faculty Friday: Ashley Hagaman, methodologist, motorcyclist, Nepali speaker
Today we spotlight Ashley Hagaman, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hagaman has a Ph.D. in medical anthropology and global health from Arizona State University (2017) and an M.P.H. in global health from Emory University (2012). She earned a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2008. Hagaman holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Anthropology and will be working with the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS).
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Provides no Benefit for Stage Zero Breast Cancer, Yale School of Public Health Study Finds
Older women with a very early, non-invasive breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), gain no long-term benefit from undergoing a sentinel lymph node biopsy to see if the cancer has spread, new research by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
YSPH International Olive Oil and Health Symposium to be Held in Legendary City of Delphi
Taking a cue from the ancient Greeks and their deep respect for the olive tree and the oil produced from its fruit, researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health are hosting a symposium in December in the legendary city of Delphi to explore the many human and planetary health benefits associated with the olive tree and its products.
National Academy of Medicine Elects Six Yale Faculty Members
Six Yale School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The six are among 100 new members elected by the organization to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.