Yale study tracks Title IX use across US colleges and universities
(Yale University) Title IX -- the US civil rights law passed in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs -- has been widely recognized as a crucial step toward gender equality in America. A new Yale study tracks the changing use of Title IX over time in response to perceived gender disparities, and for the first time, systematically analyzes how the law has been mobilized at the federal level through complaints filed against four-year non-profit colleges and universities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors care for family members, too, when patients are in ICU
Better communication between the medical team and families can make a difference, according to Yale Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insomnia Found to Be Common but Mild in Older Adults
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- Insomnia is common in older community-dwelling adults, but usually mild, according to a study published online May 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Brienne Miner, M.D., from Yale University in New Haven,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Online program outperforms standard addiction treatment
In a new study, a web-based program called CBT4CBT produced better addiction recovery outcomes than both group therapy and individual behavior therapy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taking the embarrassment out of health problems
Yale Medicine explores why discussing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your doctor may be the only way to get the treatment you need. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study examines the rise of plaque in arteries
A new Yale study looks at how arterial plaque forms at a molecular level, and may help produce targeted treatments for heart disease and stroke prevention. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists look to systems approach for next generation of cancer research
2018 Systems Biology Institute Symposium featured representatives from Yale and other research institutions to better understand how cancer harms the body. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aref Matin Named Wiley ’s Chief Technology Officer
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., a global research and learning company, today announced the appointment of Aref Matin as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer, effective May 21, 2018. In this role, Mr. Matin will lead and accelerate Wiley’s evolution as a world-class, fully integrated technology organization serving the research and education sectors. “I am thrilled to welcome Aref to Wiley’s leadership team,” said Brian Napack, President and CEO, Wiley. “He is a proven leader and innovator with extensive experience building world-class technology teams and developing highly-successful p...
Source: News from STM - May 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Videos Source Type: news

SOM Insights: Could better predictions improve end-of-life care?
Better understanding of the end of life could promote patient welfare by transferring more people from aggressive interventions to hospice care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What makes us well? Diversity, health care, and cycling to work matter
Among 77 community attributes, diversity, access to health care, and public transit stand out in a new study as being strongly tied to self-reported well-being. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Press Blog: Why do we sleep?
Despite the thousands of experiments scientists have performed to study sleep, no one has been able to declare with certainty why all lifeforms need sleep. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The art of caring: Yale School of Nursing celebrates its class of 2018
Of 114 YSN graduates, three students were conferred with Ph.D.s; 14 became Doctors of Nursing Practice; and 97 received Master of Science in Nursing degrees. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School of Medicine ’s Class of 2018 urged to make the world a fairer place
Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan ’s May 21 commencement address at YSM asked graduates to adopt a “social mission” and champion justice in their medical careers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Violence against child protection workers: a study of workers' experiences, attributions, and coping strategies - Lamothe J, Couvrette A, Lebrun G, Yale G, Roy C, Guay S, Geoffrion S.
Child protection workers (CPWs) are frequently exposed to client violence, both psychological and physical, in their line of work whether they operate in the community or in residential settings. Despite this known vulnerability, research on the subject ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

UT Health SA gets millions from state to bring talent back home
UT Health San Antonio has been awarded $6 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, which enabled the local institution to recruit a leading researcher and professor. UT Health San Antonio is using the money — which was among $30 million across nine new grants awarded by CPRIT — to recruit Dr. Patrick Sung, professor of biophysics, biochemistry, therapeutic radiology and epidemiology at Yale University. He will occupy the Robert A. Welch Distinguished… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Yale Explores Boston addresses the future of cancer treatment
The May 15 event connected Yale alumni and friends with three esteemed faculty members and President Salovey through networking and a panel discussion. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Conference at YSPH focuses on improving the world ’s largest health system
From May 11-13, the China Health Policy and Management Society convened its biennial conference at Yale, featuring 140 talks by leading health care experts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Short Takes
Six more American researchers from U.S. institutions, including Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University, have enlisted in French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative "Make Our Planet Great Again". The researchers will be part of a 14-person team that will conduct research on topics ranging from Arctic climate change to air quality, with each scientist receiving at least $600,000. The initiative was announced soon after President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, a part of the President's "Make America Great Again" strategy. The funding competi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New management training for immunization leaders launches in Rwanda
The Yale Global Health Initiative and partners recently helped to launch an innovative new immunization program in Kigali, Rwanda. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Public Health to offer climate change and health certificate
YSPH will offer a new 18-week, online certificate program on climate change and health beginning in September 2018. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pettigrew, Geballe and Shioda named top educators at YSPH
Melinda Pettigrew, Shelley Geballe, and Kayoko Shioda are recipients of Yale School of Public Health ’s top teaching awards, as voted by the class of 2018. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WHRY funds study to enable early detection, treatment of ovarian cancer
Led by Ryan Jensen, Women ’s Health Research at Yale is aiming to understand the drivers that lead to ovarian tumors in women with certain gene mutations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Less is more when it comes to Rx opioids for hospital patients, study finds
Avoiding IV delivery of opioid drugs for hospital patients could decrease patient exposure to the medications while also maintaining or improving pain relief. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Practice Intervention Targeting IV Opioids May Cut Exposure
MONDAY, May 13, 2018 -- An intervention targeting the use of intravenous opioids may reduce opioid exposure, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Adam L. Ackerman, M.D., from the Yale University School of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uncertainty in long-run economic growth likely points toward greater emissions, climate change costs
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) A challenge in estimating the extent and cost of damages from climate change over the next 100 years is developing forecasts of long-run economic growth. In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers from the University of Illinois and Yale University present a systematic method of integrating current models to develop forecasts of uncertainty in global and regional per capita economic growth rates through the year 2100. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Newborns in Need honors nursing professor who helped countless women
To honor the late Tina Burke, the YSN Alumni Association created “Newborns in Need,” a Yale Day of Service event that collects and distributes items for babies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical students leave ‘indelible’ mark on the school’s curriculum
Tehreem Rehman and Robert Rock, who are graduating from YSM this year, co-led the effort to create a new extracurricular elective, “U.S. Health Justice.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH ’s Ashton Gores brings foot care, and shoes, to those living in poverty
A longtime health advocate, Gores is founder of Poverty Alleviation through Washing Soles (PAWS), which provides foot care for New Haven ’s needy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Marching, but not yet graduating: PA student and activist Yukari Suzuki
Because she ’s participating in YSM’s 28-month Physician Associate Program, Suzuki won’t officially graduate until December. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Photopheresis: A cancer treatment that goes beyond skin deep
Shedding light on new uses for Photopheresis, a cellular immunotherapy developed by Yale Medicine ’s chair of dermatology, Dr. Richard Edelson. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘La Charla’: The impact of one YSN alumnus in Nicaragua
As a Downs Fellow in Nicaragua, Simone Ippoliti ’16 M.S.N. examined the impact of sexual and reproductive health intervention on the rates of teen pregnancy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New cancer immunotherapy drugs rapidly reach patients after approval
The majority of patients eligible for cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors received treatment within months of FDA approval, according to a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New cancer immunotherapy drugs rapidly reach patients after approval
(Yale University) The majority of patients eligible for cancer immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors received treatment within a few months of FDA approval, according to a new Yale-led study. The finding suggests that cancer immunotherapies are adopted at a much quicker pace than is typical for newly approved medical treatments, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Kilauea Eruption Has People Worried About Volcanic Smog. Here ’s How Dangerous ‘Vog’ Really Is
Thinking of Hawaii typically brings to mind pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear seas. In contrast to these picturesque scenes, however, is the Kilauea Volcano, situated on the state’s Big Island, which saw a major explosion this week and has some reports warning of a volcanic smog (or “vog”). Since it started continuously erupting in 1983, Kilauea has each day pumped out at least 300 metric tons of sulfur dioxide gas, a pollutant also produced by power plants and industrial manufacturing operations. Over the course of a year, Kilauea’s sulfur dioxide production is equivalent to somewhere b...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

We should oppose Gina Haspel ’s CIA nomination because of her torture record
Haspel ’s nomination for director of the CIA is antithetical to historical bipartisan condemnation of torture. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$15 million gift to expand Blavatnik Fund for innovation in life sciences
The new grant will build on the fund ’s early successes in bolstering translational research and propelling the work of investigators toward the marketplace. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New cancer immunotherapy drugs rapidly reach patients after approval
The majority of patients eligible for cancer immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors received treatment within a few months of FDA approval, according to a new Yale-led study. The finding suggests that cancer immunotherapies are adopted at a much quicker pace than is typical for newly approved medical treatments, the researchers said. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can a judge solve the opioid crisis?
Multidistrict litigation cases have become the court system ’s tool of choice for handling high-profile harm caused by national companies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Advanced practice RNs fill critical gaps in primary healthcare
55 million Americans live in areas with a shortage of primary care providers. Advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners are meeting the challenge. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Patients and families who experience delirium report more distress than those who do not
(Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research) Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Brown University, and Yale School of Nursing have reported that patients who develop delirium (an acute decline of cognitive functioning) during or after a hospital stay report more distress than those who do not. The same goes for family members of patients who have experienced delirium -- they also report more distress than family members of patients who have not experienced delirium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Graduating M.D. students to showcase their scientific research on May 10
Student Research Day, the annual event showcasing the results of M.D. candidates ’ thesis research, will take place on Thursday, May 10 in The Anlyan Center. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Neurosurgeon ’s work and life featured in The Lancet
Dr. Dennis Spencer ’s journey from the fields of Iowa to chairman of the neurosurgery department at Yale is featured in a new series of biographical articles. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Former Yale roommates win $75K grand prize at Harvard to combat disease
Alumni Andrew Rothaus ’11 B.A. and Dr. Abraar Karan ’11 B.A. are taking on Zika by developing a safe, effective mosquito repellent with their startup hour72+. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists host local students at cardiovascular research center
This spring, 70 local teens from Common Ground High School in New Haven visited YSM to learn about the work of the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Early treatment for HIV infection helps halt brain damage
A new study shows that HIV-related neurological damage occurs sooner after initial infection than previously thought. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life ’s Greatest Challenges
Dr. Steven Southwick and Dr. Dennis Charney (Cambridge University Press) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists host local students at cardiovascular research center
This spring, 70 local teens from Common Ground High School in New Haven visited YSM to learn about the work of the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AIDS center at Yale announces $7.8 million award to continue research
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale received the grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work for five years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Expert on opioid intervention and treatment in the emergency department to open SAEM18 in Indy
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Gail D'Onofrio, M.D., MS, professor of emergency medicine and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, will open the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine on Wednesday, May 16, with a timely and compelling keynote address titled " The Opioid Crisis: Emergency Physicians as Innovators, Policymakers, and Heroes. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news