Dr. Elizabeth Prsic Leads Initiative to Support Breastfeeding House Staff
Elizabeth Prsic, MD, Firm Chief for Medical Oncology and Director of Adult Inpatient Palliative Care at Smilow Cancer Hospital, along with former Yale fellow Julia Foldi, MD, PhD, received a Women Faculty Forum grant to identify and reduce barriers to breast milk expression among medical trainees.
Inequities in Medical School Research Could Hinder Workforce Diversity
Yale investigators examined factors that can shape biomedical career paths — research experiences, publications, and funding rates — among medical students in the United States. They found disparities across race, ethnicity, and sex that may contribute to underrepresentation in the field.Source: YaleNews
Disparities in Cancer Mortality Rates and Understanding Postural Orthostatic Syndrome (POTS)
Incumbent Congressman Joe Courtney (Democrat), and State Rep. Mike France (Republican), candidates in the second congressional district, faced each other in a debate hosted by Connecticut Public, and moderated by Connecticut Public’s education reporter Catherine Shen, at Eastern Connecticut State University, Tuesday.Source: Connecticut Public
Pamela Kunz, MD on 1999 Simone’s Maxims
Pamela Kunz, MD, associate professor (medical oncology) and vice chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (medical oncology) writes that, “I distinctly remember being told by mentors to read the original 1999 Simone’s Maxims – as these maxims were put on a pedestal as the truths of how to navigate academic medicine.”