Significant investment needed in public health, report recommends
Yale legal and public health experts call for immediate investments to repair the underfunded public health infrastructure in the United States. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dispatches from India: A city in mourning
Health reporter and incoming YSPH student Devina Buckshee offers firsthand accounts of the human toll of COVID-19 in her home state of Maharashtra. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New program brings Meharry Medical students into the ‘Yale family’
Yale's summer research partnership with the historically Black medical school offers one-on-one experience in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroscience. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Video game aimed at preventing opioid misuse in teens to begin trials
PlaySmart, from the play2PREVENT Lab at Yale's Center for Health& Learning Games, will begin trials at school-based health centers in Connecticut this fall. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$8.5M federal grant aims for big impact from small molecules in the gut
Combining expertise from a variety of Yale programs, the initiative's results are expected to have profound functional consequences in human health and disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three essential questions: Cancer, recovery, and lifestyle
Professor Melinda Irwin of the Yale School of Public Health discusses ongoing research and promising developments in the fight against cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How does the location of a hospital room affect quality of care?
A Yale-led study of emergency departments showed total care time to be consistent no matter where patients were located, but some patients had to wait longer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale expands mental health and wellness access with new program
Offering a more accessible, less intimidating path for residential students to seek help, the program aims to become a national model for delivering care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Albert Ko appointed Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health
Ko's research has yielded critical insights into the health consequences of rapid urbanization and social inequity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chromosomal changes in white blood cells increase risk of severe infections
A new study, from nearly 800,000 individuals, has identified a category of genetic markers which make individuals more susceptible to many different infections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows novel test can detect new and recurrent bladder cancer
Detection of bladder cancer is often difficult and expensive, but this non-invasive urine screening test could make a significant positive impact. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Africa and global health security: Asking the right questions
Africa ’s evidence-based decision-making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown what is possible when it comes to global health security. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Playground to rise in New Haven in memory of Carroll
The playground honors the memory of prolific addiction researcher Kathy Carroll as well as her decades-long relationship with Christian Community Action. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Transgender patient care a priority in MD, PA, and PA online curricula
The degree programs incorporate curricular content to train students to care for transgender and non-binary patients competently and compassionately. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Myocarditis, COVID-19, and mRNA vaccines: Is there a connection?
A small number of cases of heart inflammation have appeared in young adults not long after COVID-19 vaccination, but the cases are mild and the link is unclear. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Recent research sheds light on link between meningiomas and seizures
Patients with the most common type of brain tumor and presenting with pre-operative seizures may benefit from more aggressive treatment, a Yale study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Asthma, allergies & COVID-19 explained
How do COVID-19 and seasonal allergies affect those with asthma? Yale School of Medicine researchers offer the latest research and insights. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study: Suicide risk higher for older adults diagnosed with dementia
Adults over age 65 who have been diagnosed with dementia are more than twice as likely to die from suicide compared to those who do not suffer from dementia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Roots of major depression revealed in all its genetic complexity
A massive study of genetic and health records of 1.2 million people from four separate data banks has identified 178 gene variants linked to major depression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Digital library offers leadership resources to women faculty in medicine
Launched in April the Women ’s Leadership Resource Library was the brainchild of Yale pediatrics Professor Prasanna Ananth, M.D. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leading in times of crisis: Yale doctors on team dynamics and leadership
Drs. Tariq Ahmad and John K. Forrest discuss their experiences with leadership development and how academic medical centers can navigate the global pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How long will your coronavirus vaccination last?
We don't know for sure how long the COVID-19 vaccinations will last. Yale Medicine experts say that early data shows promising results. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WHRY funds studies on heart disease, insomnia, pain
Women ’s Health Research at Yale has announced funding for studies looking at improved diagnosis of heart disease, therapy for sleep disorders, and opioid use. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ban on flavored vaping may have led teens to cigarettes, study suggests
The study shows, a San Francisco approved ballot measure banning the sale of flavored tobacco products in 2018 may have had the opposite effect intended. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers create cellular blueprint of healthy lungs
A reference map of endothelial cells in the lungs was created to help researchers identify specific abnormalities that occur in a host of lung diseases (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

All in favor of a test for aortic aneurysms, raise your hand
A study has found a self-conducted test involving the thumb and palm of one hand could help alert people to their risk of having a hidden aortic aneurysm. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Yale Experts Explain’: Net-zero health care
Sustainable healthcare and industry experts Dr. Jodi Sherman and Dr. Todd Cort introduce us to the green future of healthcare. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale is a prime contributor to Connecticut ’s vaccination success
As Connecticut leads the country for vaccinations, no one in the state had delivered more vaccines than a partnership between Yale School of Medicine and YNHH. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain ’s memory center stays active during ‘infantile amnesia’
A new brain imaging study by Yale scientists shows that infants as young as three months are already enlisting the hippocampus to recognize and learn patterns. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecule enlists patient ’s immune system to combat HIV
The addition of a single small molecule may help reveal the cells containing latent HIV and make them susceptible to the patient ’s own antibodies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Professor Onyema Ogbuagu selected as 2021 YSM MD Commencement Speaker
The Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD Class of 2021 has selected Associate Professor of Medicine Onyema Ogbuagu, MBBCh, as its speaker for Commencement. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rogue antibodies wreak havoc in severe COVID-19 cases
Antibodies to the COVID-19 virus has been the hope to ending the pandemic. However, immune system turncoats are also major culprits in severe cases of COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Seasonal allergies are worse this year —why and what you can do about it
With mask restrictions lifting and people spending more time outside this spring and summer allergies seem particularly intense. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eight lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
As people start to think about returning to normal, some are asking the question: What have we learned from this? Yale Medicine doctors share their thoughts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At YIGH event, WHO director-general urges people over profits
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, recently joined the Yale Institute of Global Health for a virtual conversation. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rare COVID-19 response in children explained
An overreaction of the immune system may be behind the multi-system inflammatory response linked to children infected with SARS-CoV-2, a Yale-led study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PATHS helps students from underrepresented backgrounds realize dreams
Yale ’s Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences program helps students get into M.D., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D. programs at the School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Should you check your blood pressure at home?
Checking your numbers is critical especially during the pandemic, Yale Medicine experts say. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novel gene identified as genetic cause of portal hypertension
A Yale research team has discovered the genetic root of a potentially fatal complication of the liver. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

2021 Yale Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship graduation
This year marks the second virtual graduation ceremony for our general and advanced trainees. The graduating fellows recall their experiences in the program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nursing students create video series to teach COVID safety to kids
Audrey Webb ’21 M.S.N. and Kate Jewson ’21 M.S.N. created the series of videos to teach proper PPE usage and handwashing to kindergarten and school-age kids. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Student video speaks to Spanish-language diabetes patients
Evelyn Cortes ’21 M.S.N. and Stephanie Mora Hernandez ’21 M.S.N. created “Step by Step: Diabetes and the Care of Your Feet,” a video for Spanish speakers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ron Yolo ’21 D.N.P. honored for exceptional humanity at vaccination site
Yolo received the Population Health Mission Award in recognition of his exceptional humanity, dedication, and kindness at a vaccination clinic in Los Angeles. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nursing students from Class of 2021 #OnCall for COVID-19 questions
One of those voices on the other end of the Campus COVID Resource Line this semester was women ’s health specialty student Nikki Schachman ’21 M.S.N. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Gene variants and quantum competitions
This month ’s Yale science rundown explores the molecular foundations of a rare disorder, the childhood immune system, and artificial spin ice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

mRNA vaccines: How they work, and what they might mean for the future
Advances in mRNA technology are largely responsible for the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines. Now, researchers are investigating other applications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For ovarian cancer survivors, exercise can lift spirits
Among ovarian cancer survivors, increased exercise was associated with an 18% reduction in depressive symptoms a Yale School of Public Health study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

B.1.1.7 variant arrived in U.S. in December, spread rapidly, study finds
Yale School of Public Health has tracked the lineage of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant in the United States using data of incoming flights. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Make harm reduction federal health policy now, urge Yale experts
Drs. Kimberly Sue and David Fiellen of the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine discuss the addiction crisis in America, how to reduce harm in vulnerable people. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study probes vaccines ’ effects on people with ‘Long COVID’
Yale researchers are launching a study to determine the effect of vaccination on people with persistent symptoms months after SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news