New Global Health Institute announced at Yale
The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), approved by the Yale Corporation on Dec. 8, further advances President Salovey’s goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international issues. Led by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, YIGH is a university-wide effort to address global health issues.
HIV-related Cancers Dropped Thanks to ART
Certain cancer risks in HIV patients in the US have been reduced due to the emergence of antiretroviral therapies (ART) in the last 20 years. A new study has found that several virus-related cancers, as well as lung cancer, have declined in risk since 1996 — when ART was expanded in HIV therapy regimens. The result is an indication of improved patient care, as well as a change in the prevalence of risk factors caused by HIV patients. Particular cancers, including Kaposi sarcoma, lymphomas, and cervical, anal, and liver cancers, have been known to have an elevated presence in HIV patients for a long time, study lead author Raul Hernandez-Ramirez, MSc, told MD Magazine.Source: MD Magazine
YSPH students benefiting from interdisciplinary mentorship by REIDS Fellow alumnus
As an alumnus of the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) at the Yale School of Public Health, S. Raquel Ramos understands the value of mentorship and opportunity in academia. Now an associate professor at the Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at YSPH, Ramos is carrying the REIDS’ mission forward by mentoring three MPH students in the interdisciplinary research she conducts at the intersection of nursing and public health.
WHRY’S Undergraduate Fellows Focus on the Future
Each year, Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and science. Through the WHRY fellowship these interests are infused with an appreciation for the role sex and gender differences have in medicine allowing them to integrate women’s health into their academic pursuits.
Black Women Excluded from Critical Studies Due to ‘Weathering’
Researchers theorize Black women age earlier and faster as a result of being "weathered" by a lifetime of racial discrimination and race-based stressors. As a result, many Black women are excluded from clinical research studies after reaching age-based milestones earlier.
Yale undergraduate team takes first place in national health policy competition
A Yale undergraduate team consisting of Abe Baker-Butler (Ezra Stiles ‘25), Patryk Dabek (Ezra Stiles ‘25), and Allie Dettelbach (Saybrook ‘25) has won first place in the 2022 Tulane University Health Policy Case Competition (TUHPCC), a prestigious national public health contest seeking policy solutions to the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
Public Health Students Learn Firsthand That Jackson, Mississippi’s Problems Go Far Beyond Water
The Yale School of Public Health's Activist in Residence, Angelo Pinto, Assistant Professor Ijeoma Opara, several students and a postdoctoral researcher traveled to Jackson, Mississippi, in the wake of the city's water crisis and learned that the city's problems run much deeper.
Yale SOM to Host BAHM Case Competition
The Yale School of Management will host the 12th annual Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM) competition on February 24, 2023, as part of the Yale Healthcare Services Innovation (YHSI) Case Competition. YSPH students Hallie Whitman '23 and Hargobind Khalsa ’23 are co-chairs of the event.Source: Yale School of Managament