Medicare helps close racial gaps in access to healthcare
A new Yale-led study uses the sudden transition to Medicare eligibility at age 65 to test whether universal health coverage can help reduce racial disparities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers use mobile device data to predict COVID-19 outbreaks
A recent Yale-led study was able to accurately predict outbreaks of COVID-19 in Connecticut by using anonymous location information from mobile devices. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is omicron infection inevitable?
Yale Medicine doctors explain how you can still protect yourself against omicron and why it ’s not a good idea to try to get infected with the variant. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Local magnet high school alumni thrive at YSN
Graduates of New Haven ’s Hill Regional Career Magnet High School share how their educational experiences led them to success at the Yale School of Nursing. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study: ECT lowers risk of mortality in older patients
Older patients who receive electroconvulsive therapy to treat mood disorders also have greater protection against short-term risk of suicide, the study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Tick tendencies and some stretchy cell membranes
This month, Insights& Outcomes winds its way through tick proteins, antibodies that fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, stretchy cell membranes, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For YSPH alumna, helping Afghan evacuees is a personal mission
Sumaira Akbarzada M.P.H. ’21, a former refugee, is helping provide SalivaDirect COVID testing to hundreds of displaced Afghans coming to New Haven County. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaccine used in much of the world no match for Omicron variant
A new study by researchers at Yale and the Dominican Republic finds the Sinovac vaccine offers little immune protection against the Omicron variant. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Newly recruited scientists bring innovative imaging technology to YSM
C. Shan Xu and Song Pang come to Yale as pioneering innovators of imaging technology that can visualize cellular structures in three dimensions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Wearable air sampler detects personal exposure to SARS-CoV-2
The YSPH-developed device can help assess whether a person has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and could be especially helpful for workers in high-risk settings. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New COVID-19 testing program for Afghan evacuees launches in New Haven
A program created by YSPH ’s SalivaDirect project and New Haven nonprofit Integrated Refugee& Immigrant Services provides no-cost testing to Afghan evacuees. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A third of surgeries fall short of Infectious Diseases Society guidelines
A Yale-led study finds that variations in the administration of antibiotics during surgery may be a factor in stagnant surgical site infection rates. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers track the lifespan and myriad functions of mRNA
The findings could assist in achieving effective doses for new vaccines and help determine the biological roots of many cancers and diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Less wattage, more brain power
Yale SEAS teams with the Medical School to deliver a faster, more capable brain-implanted device to treat multiple disorders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Convalescent plasma therapy provides limited success in treating COVID-19
While the therapy was eclipsed by more effective COVID-19 treatments, researchers say it could play an important role as a treatment option in future pandemics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge among children
Pediatric COVID-19 case levels and hospitalizations are rising. Yale Medicine infectious diseases experts stress the importance of vaccination. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Public Health COVID-19 research tops in 2021
Three COVID-19 studies featuring YSPH faculty as key authors have been identified as among the best papers of 2021 by leading research publications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

I don ’t need a hearing aid yet, right?
Early intervention for hearing loss is key. Yale experts map out the latest hearing devices and how they can help manage different kinds of hearing loss. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Personal experiences drive student ’s passion for public health
YSPH student Eiman Abdoalsadig M.P.H. ’23 combines her experience as a Muslim woman of color with her love for science and health care through public health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ozone exposure linked to cognitive decline in older adults
A new, Yale-led study finds a robust link between long-term ozone exposure and an increased risk of dementia and other cognitive impairments in older adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Office Hours with … Maryam Lustberg
As director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, Maryam Lustberg studies how to improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act prevented thousands of colorectal cancer cases, deaths
Researchers in the Yale-led study found that the enactment of the ACA was associated with a 23% reduction in colorectal cancer cases and deaths. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Meals4Healers delivers for front-line workers in need
Having served over 1,500 meals to date, Meals4Healers helps feed Yale physicians-in-training affected by the virus while supporting local restaurants. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Meals4Healers delivering meals again
Having served over 1,500 meals to date, Meals4Healers helps feed Yale physicians-in-training affected by the virus while supporting local restaurants. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What West Point graduates can teach us about stress and resilience
Dr. Melissa Thomas compares her two roles, emergency medicine doctor in New Haven and her two deployments to Iraq as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 7, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Comparing resilience in female and male health care providers
A study funded in part by Women ’s Health Research at Yale found background stressors explain higher psychological distress in female health care providers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Video game helps empower Black teens to prioritize their health
InvestiDate, a video game originating from a WHRY-funded pilot project, empowers Black teens to prioritize their health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine does not increase risk of preterm birth
A new Yale study offers important evidence showing that COVID-19 vaccination is safe during pregnancy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 4, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Another vaccine crisis: Rise in missed doses may portend return of measles
Three million more children worldwide missed their recommended measles vaccine doses in 2019, representing the largest increase in 20 years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 4, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 and PTSD: Assessing the pandemic ’s toll on mental health
A team of researchers investigates whether the clinical definition of PTSD can accurately describe the long and ongoing adverse experience of the pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 3, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mining for GEMs: Nature ’s precious tool to treat diseases
Yale chemist Jason Crawford talks about his lab ’s work researching the body’s natural molecules and their potential medicinal properties. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 3, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Akiko Iwasaki on the promise of nasal vaccines
In a Q&A, Yale immunobiologist Akiko Iwasaki discusses her latest research into the potential of nasal vaccines to fight respiratory viruses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aching feet: How to choose home footwear wisely
A Yale Medicine foot and ankle specialist shares some of the most common foot problems he sees — and their simple treatments. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Inflammation: New approaches by Yale immunobiologist
Responding to new findings on the pervasiveness of inflammation, YSM ’s Ruslan Medzhitov calls for developing a new understanding of its causes and types. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For those battling mental illness, cards deliver hope during the holidays
Knowing how lonely it can be to be hospitalized in a psychiatric ward, YSM ’s Katherine Ponte helps bring encouragement to patients with simple greeting cards. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is it true that new medications treat obesity?
Yale clinical experts weigh in on a new generation of highly effective medications that treat obesity by helping people feel full earlier. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gates Foundation grants support SOM-led masking and vaccination initiative
The new grants are fueling the expansion of a Yale SOM faculty-led initiative to promote mask-wearing and rural COVID vaccine delivery in the developing world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM student explores optimal medical therapy in patients undergoing PVI
Fourth-year medical student Megan Lee explores inconsistencies in medical treatment following a minimally invasive procedure to restore blood flow to limbs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Providing comfort and community to underrepresented students at YSM
Linda Jackson, director of YSM ’s DICE office, helps ease the process for Black and Brown students finding their way through medical school. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why are some COVID cases more severe? ‘Humanized’ mice offer a clue
A new Yale study of mice with human-like immune systems reveals that the causes of severe COVID may lie in our own antiviral inflammatory response to the virus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale experts join campaign to boost vaccinations in communities of color
Yale experts have partnered with a national campaign to help healthcare professionals talk more effectively with patients of color about the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Needs of patients with opioid use disorder similar to other patients
A Yale study finds that the clinical needs of those with the disorder, often assumed to be medically complex, are largely treatable by primary care doctors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Halene named Arthur H. and Isabel Bunker Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Stephanie Halene is chief of hematology at Yale School of Medicine and director of the DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Midwifery students riddle their way through Escape Room
Through a combination of locks, puzzles, and hidden clues, Yale School of Nursing midwifery students tested essential skills and forged new connections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leffert named Nicholas Greene Professor of Anesthesiology
Dr. Lisa R. Leffert arrived at Yale to serve as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in August 2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Celebrating the YSM Physician Associate Class of 2021
On Dec. 6, the PA Class of 2021, joined in person and online by family, friends, and YSM faculty and staff, celebrated graduation in a ceremony at Woolsey Hall. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Walther H. Mothes named Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine
Walther H. Mothes, professor of microbial pathogenesis, studies the viral spread and pathogenesis of HIV-1, other retroviruses, and SARS-CoV-2. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rimm named Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology
Dr. David Rimm, a pathologist who specializes in tissue biomarker assessment in cancer, was recently appointed the Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Yale Nursing graduate quells burnout with alumni network and new business
A supportive alumni network helped Andrena McGroarty ’11 M.S.N. fight their own burnout and inspired them to go into business providing care for caregivers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news