Yale professor calls for action to reduce health care carbon emissions
Yale Center for Climate Change and Health ’s Jodi Sherman wants healthcare providers to broaden their concept of “first, do no harm” to matters of climate. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Improving the diagnosis of heart disease in women
YSM ’s Dr. Samit Shah is studying the effectiveness of tests to detect heart conditions, more common in women, that elude a standard angiogram. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Assessing an insomnia intervention for Black women
A study by YSN ’s Sooyun Nam is testing — for the first time — the potential of an insomnia intervention tailored to the cultural needs of Black women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Opioids, pain, and the brain: Mapping out a healthier future for women
A Women ’s Health Research at Yale-funded study will be one of the first to investigate sex differences within the neurobiology of pain and analgesia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Empowering Black girls may help to reduce drug use, YSPH study finds
The findings improve our understanding of the indirect effects of oppression on drug use and provide important suggestions for prevention tools. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: One order of quantum chemistry — hold the potatoes
This month, we kick off the new semester with a dash of quantum chemistry, a smidgen of beta cells and choosy enzymes, and a bunch of spud-spoiling bacteria. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Not a zero-sum game’: Sharing vaccines is in countries’ best interests
Yale ’s Saad Omer discusses a new study that finds sharing COVID vaccines is better than increasing domestic vaccination once a country reaches herd immunity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-Jefferson Awards honor contributions to society and community
The 2021 honorees have made impactful contributions to work on housing instability in New Haven, increasing educational resources, and providing healthcare. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What do we mean by sex and gender?
Women ’s Health Research at Yale explains that while at some point the terms may have been used as synonyms, this is no longer true in science. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Black Postdoctoral Association provides visibility and ‘home’
YBPA is working to increase visibility and build community among postdocs and early career faculty from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It's time to take women's health seriously
Women ’s Health Research at Yale is working to understand and reduce disparities in the perception of female pain and heart attack symptoms. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID triage standards may worsen racial disparities in treatment
A tool used to measure chances of survival — and who therefore should receive treatment — could be promoting disparate outcomes for Black COVID-19 patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why telehealth for mental health care is working
Yale Medicine experts discuss the benefits of telehealth for mental health visits with children and adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Siner ’s strengths evident in COVID response
Across YSM, YNHH, and YNHHS, pulmonologist and critical care physician Siner was an instrumental figure in New Haven during the numerous waves of the pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Five women innovators to pitch ideas at Yale ’s first ‘Dolphin Tank’ event
On Sept. 23, guest business experts and investors will offer advice and insight to aspiring Yale entrepreneurs in digital health, devices, and therapeutics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH Alumni Spotlight: At the forefront of medical innovation
Travis Whitfill ’14 M.P.H. discusses how YSPH helped prepare him for his current roles in venture capital, biotech, and as a research scientist and scholar. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Major federal translational science support renewed for School of Medicine
YSM has been awarded nearly $63.7 million over the next five years to accelerate research discoveries that can have a positive impact on health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study releases EP of songs created as part of hallucination research
YSM ’s Philip Corlett and his team researching the impact of group song-making on hallucinations celebrated the release of an album by study participants. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study finds Black children most likely to be physically restrained in ED
A Yale study co-led by Destiny Tolliver finds Black pediatric patients were 1.8 times more likely to be put under restraint at the emergency department. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Maintaining perspective: Lee Rubin, MD, reflects on the pandemic
Rubin gives an inside look into what physicians and surgeons have experienced in the pandemic, and his own efforts to keep focus and prioritize mental health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Doctors identify an eye cancer culprit
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that drives the progression of uveal melanoma, an often lethal eye cancer in adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Have you considered genetic screening to identify your health risks?
Yale Medicine ’s Michael Murray discusses a gene analysis project to provide people with information about their risk for 10 heart- or cancer-related diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH Student Spotlight: A helping hand for New Haven health
Jessica Ainooson recently spent her gap year assessing how COVID-19 has impacted New Haven ’s Black and Brown populations for a community-based research program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Jerry Smart Jr. of SEICHE Center dies
Smart was a central part of SEICHE, which uses clinical care, research, policy work, and education to address the health-harming impacts of mass incarceration. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Joining forces to address the Caribbean ’s climate and health crisis
Yale joins an international consortium to address the public health challenge of climate change in one of the regions most vulnerable to its effects. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Solomon Center and CAPC launch palliative care policy-tracking database
YLS ’ center for health and law policy is partnering to develop a centralized platform for tracking palliative care policies and regulations across the country. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pandemic cold and flu season: A parent ’s back-to-school guide
All sorts of factors will affect cold and flu season this year. Yale Medicine doctors share advice on how to keep children healthy in the coming months. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study examines severe breakthrough cases of COVID-19
A new Yale study provides insights into breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated individuals and who might be particularly vulnerable to serious illness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study finds raw wastewater ‘leading indicator’ of future COVID-19 outbreaks
Models developed and validated in the YSPH collaborative study will provide an excellent early warning tool for predicting and preparing for COVID-19 outbreaks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Social isolation can be deadly for older adults
A new Yale study finds socially isolated older adults who enter intensive care units are at higher risk of death and functional disability after discharge. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Exposing a cellular double-agent that helps skin cancer take hold
Yale researchers have identified a cellular spy that tricks certain immune cells into helping potentially deadly skin cancer to reproduce. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New award to study risk model for fractures in persons with HIV
Yale researchers have been awarded a new grant to develop, validate, and disseminate a risk assessment tool to predict fragility fractures in persons with HIV. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In the immune arsenal, antibodies offer best long-term hope against COVID
A new study from the lab of Yale ’s Akiko Iwasaki finds that antibodies, rather than T cells, are crucial in creating lasting protection from COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In a first, randomized study shows that masks reduce COVID-19 infections
Yale SOM faculty and co-authors found that masks significantly lower symptomatic infections, especially among older people and when surgical masks are used. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

RNA science at Yale gets a boost from Steitz donation
Yale Medicine ’s Joan Steitz is using her share of the prestigious Wolf Prize to help establish a Yale RNA Scholars Program in support of junior RNA scientists. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immune cell betrayal explains why it gets colder as we age
A new study finds that the same cells designed to protect us from cold temperatures contribute to temperature regulation and inflammatory issues as we age. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Physician Associate Class of 2023 celebrated at White Coat Ceremony
On Aug. 27, the 40 members of the PA Class of 2023, speakers, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the milestone, and mark the 50th year of the program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 31, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale geneticist with rare disease to build pediatric muscle cell atlas
A $3 million grant will support research led by YSM ’s Monkol Lek to create a roadmap of healthy skeletal cells and how they change at four key age milestones. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 31, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is my sunscreen safe?
Chemicals either known or suspected to cause cancer appeared in certain sunscreens earlier this summer. A Yale Medicine expert explains what you need to know. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to distribute scarce medical supplies in a pandemic — and do it fairly
Prompted by distribution failures early in the pandemic, new research from Yale SOM outlines a better way to efficiently and equitably allot emergency supplies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Child care providers vaccinated at higher rates than general population
A new Yale-led study finds higher vaccine uptake among child care providers in the United States and highlights where work remains to improve vaccination rates. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Childcare providers vaccinated at higher rates than general U.S. population
A new Yale-led study finds higher vaccine uptake among childcare providers in the United States and highlights where work remains to improve vaccination rates. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study finds high rate of repeat COVID-19 infection in nursing homes
The YSPH-led study analyzed testing data prior to vaccine rollouts in long-term care centers to help explain why residents fared so poorly in the pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 reinfections higher among nursing home residents
The YSPH-led study analyzed testing data prior to vaccine rollouts in long-term care centers to help explain why residents fared so poorly in the pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are colds and flu coming back?
After colds, flu, and other viruses nearly vanished due to the pandemic, Yale Medicine experts urge precautions and flu shots as we near cold and flu season. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Despite concerns, pandemic did not increase suicidal thoughts in veterans
Yale researchers and collaborators surveyed 3,078 U.S. veterans in both 2019 and 2020 and found a marked decrease in suicidal ideation for most of the group. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Portable MRI provides life-saving information to doctors treating strokes
The device can be wheeled down a hospital hallway, costs a fraction of traditional MRI technologies, and can be used almost anywhere by medical technicians. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Your zip code may be a factor in how long you ’ll stay active
A Yale study finds older people living in less advantaged neighborhoods become disabled roughly two years earlier than their more affluent counterparts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Preventing type 1 diabetes: Q & A with Kevan Herold, MD
Yale Medicine ’s Dr. Kevan Herold, newly named chair of the international research network T1D TrialNet, talks about the state of type 1 diabetes research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH student spotlight: Using epidemiology to improve the world
Reynoso uses skills learned at YSPH to investigate new ways of analyzing the relationship between genetics, environmental factors, and chronic health problems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news