Preprint server founded by Yale now leading source for COVID-19 discoveries
medRxiv, a new website for sharing preliminary medical research, has become a leading source of scientific discovery related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Meritocracy Legitimizes, Deepens Inequality
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) How often have you heard someone lamenting or even condemning inequality in society, concluding with an appeal to meritocracy? We like to think that if only the deserving, the smart ones, those we deem competent or capable, often meaning the ones who are more like us, were in charge, things would be better, or just fine. Jomo Kwame SundaramMeritocracy’s appeal Since the 1960s, many institutions, the world over, have embraced the notion of meritocracy. With post-Cold War neoliberal ideologies enabling growing wealth concentration, the rich, the privilege...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Elevating from a distance: partnership helps mothers during the pandemic
The Yale-led Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership aims to to address the mental health needs of under-resourced pregnant and parenting women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Protesting amid a pandemic
YSPH ’s Gregg Gonsalves considers the public health dimensions of recent anti-racism protests alongside COVID-19 and the public-health effects of racism itself. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale health professional schools gather virtually for Med Ed Day Conference
The annual event showcases the innovation and excellence of medical education and scholarship throughout the Yale health professional school community. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Frontline healthcare providers need proactive mental health care
The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on our health care providers is becoming apparent. Yale SOM experts are urging employers to do more for their workers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists propose explanation for baffling form of childhood OCD
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders may be caused by antibodies that bind to particular brain cells called interneurons, a Yale study has found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists propose explanation for baffling form of childhood OCD
(Yale University) Yale scientists may have found a cause for the sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in some children, they report. Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, or PANDAS, were first proposed in the 1990s. Thought to be triggered by streptococcal infections, they account for an unknown portion of youth OCD cases. But the biology underpinning this disorder has baffled scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It ’s never too early to talk with children about race
How should parents — white parents in particular — address issues of race and racism with their children? Yale experts offer advice, guidance, and resources. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Child Study Center talks (anti) racism
Last week nearly 300 people gathered virtually for an emotional town hall titled, “Ripple of Hope: Race Relations and Advancing Anti-racism in Our Community.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Opioid use disorder treatment begins in the emergency department
Yale Medicine physician champions starting emergency department patients on buprenorphine to combat opioid addiction. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH alumni lead health systems responding to COVID-19
Yale School of Public Health alumni serving in hospital leadership positions around New England are using all available resources to fight COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale volunteers, alumni secure critical hospital PPE
Thanks to the work of Yale community members, 200,000 pieces of personal protection equipment were donated to Yale New Haven Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale and Shanghai Jiao Tong University hold forum on public health research
A Bilateral Forum on International Public Health Policy Research Directions was held on May 23. Participants from Yale included Pericles Lewis and Sten Vermund. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Coronavirus patients with low levels of blood protein were more likely to need ventilation
In a new study from Yale School of Medicine found that coronavirus patients with low levels of a blood protein, renalase, are more likely to be put on a ventilator and more likely to die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19: Is there a connection?
Yale Medicine physicians discuss recent studies that explore connections between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19, saying more research is needed. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Patient registry provides a connection between heart failure and COVID-19
Physicians at Yale New Haven Health created a registry to help identify which patients are most susceptible to coronavirus due to heart failure. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blood protein predicts poor COVID-19 outcomes
Low levels of the blood protein renalase predict poor outcomes, such as severe symptoms and death, in patients with COVID-19, Yale researchers have found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

An experimental new method to study disease, including COVID-19
Yale Cancer Center scientists have developed a new cell screening method for agents that alter biologic functions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Simulation technology redirects nursing curriculum during COVID-19
How do you shift a nursing program to all-online in just five days? Ask YSN ’s Simulation Director Virginia “Ginger” Sherrick and her team. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Paul G. Barash, former anesthesiology chair at YSM, dies at 78
Barash, professor emeritus of anesthesiology, died on June 8. He is remembered as a respected member of the Yale community for almost 50 years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers find potential treatment for Rett syndrome
An experimental cancer drug can extend the life of mice with a devastating genetic disorder, Yale researchers report. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A coordinated medical response: planning for COVID-19
When onslaught of COVID-19 demanded a medical response unlike anything seen before, Yale doctors, nurses, and medical staff answered the call to serve. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 can ’t stop School of Nursing’s 17th annual Creative Writing Awards
Created and run by nursing Professor Linda Honan, the awards provide students with a creative outlet. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unexpected uncertainty can breed paranoia, researchers find
In times of unexpected uncertainty, such as the sudden appearance of a global pandemic, people may be more prone to paranoia, says a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unexpected uncertainty can breed paranoia, researchers find
(Yale University) In times of unexpected uncertainty, such as the sudden appearance of a global pandemic, people may be more prone to paranoia, Yale University researchers suggest in a new study published in the journal eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Workshop highlights mathematical modeling as valuable COVID-19 tool
Sophisticated mathematical modeling and quantitative science were the topics of the fourth virtual YSM Dean ’s Workshop on the COVID-19 pandemic, held May 21. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH professor plays key role as Connecticut recovers from pandemic
To Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Yale ’s Dr. Albert Ko — a leading figure on the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group — is “our Dr. Fauci.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale doctor finds COVID-19 patient ’s ‘Heart of Gold’
How do you soften up an ornery patient? If you ’re Yale Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, you bring him his beloved 6-string guitar. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 ’s racial disparities are a consequence of racist social structures
Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but 30 percent of COVID-19 cases — a disparity rooted in racism, argues YSN’s LaRon E. Nelson. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives: Yale Pediatrics demonstrates for racial justice
Members of the YSM community rallied June 5 in support of Black Lives Matter and against the role of the health care system in perpetuating systemic racism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drinking more than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yale Medicine experts warn against excessive drinking, saying it may increase COVID-19 susceptibility and severity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘COVID-19 Right Now’: Where hope lies and worry is warranted
YSPH ’s James Hamblin, Mayur Desai, and Dean Sten Vermund discuss racial equity and public health amid ongoing protests and the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale app Hunala aims to be ‘Waze for coronavirus’
The free app provides a daily snapshot of personal and regional risk for COVID-19 infection based on CDC data and users ’ own self-reported information. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers join partnership to expand HIV prevention in New Haven
APNH: A Place to Nourish Your Health is working with Yale researchers to develop social networking apps to engage more young at-risk men in HIV prevention. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to be a patient with COVID-19: advice from a Yale nurse
Nurse Sana Goldberg ’20 M.S.N. offers advice on avoiding COVID-19, what to do if you’re infected, and how to advocate for a loved one in the health care system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale launches pilot COVID-19 screening program
As Yale begins the careful process of repopulating some parts of campus, the university has launched a pilot COVID-19 screening program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists reveal how mutations in metabolism can drive cancer
Yale Cancer Center scientists have identified mutations in metabolite-producing genes as a disruption of DNA repair that can make cancer more likely. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Targeted therapy benefits patients with early stage lung cancer
Yale Cancer Center researchers have found that treatment with osimertinib following surgery significantly improves disease-free survival for some patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ventilators and COVID-19: what you need to know
A Yale Medicine expert explains how mechanical ventilation works and why it may be necessary for some patients with COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, Talks Key Takeaway from Phase III ADAURA Trial
Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, of the Yale Cancer Center discussed his key takeaway from the phase III ADAURA trial regarding osimertinib as adjuvant therapy to treat NSCLC presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD Source Type: news

Acute illnesses and injuries raise seniors ’ risk of severe disability
Older patients have a much higher chance of progressively developing a severe disability when they are hospitalized for an illness or injury such as a fall. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Smart devices should space out vibrations to maximize user alert benefits
(Yale-NUS College) A research team led by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Christopher Asplund and Singapore University of Technology and Design's Assistant Professor Simon Perrault found that haptic feedback (such as vibration feedback) causes distraction, but this loss of focus lasts only for about one second. The findings can help designers improve the usability of notification features in devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A about the HASTE Data Science Workshop and COVID-19
The HASTE Data Science Workshop series brings together researchers from numerous disciplines to present COVID-19 related research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Directory errors linked to bills for out-of-network mental health providers
Incorrect information in the directory of an insurance provider can lead to out-of-network mental health providers and unexpected bills for outpatient services. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DNP Student Fighting COVID in Boston: ‘We WILL Get Through This Together’
Carlie Martinez ’22 DNP is an internal medicine/urgent care nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Strong public health response in China slowed coronavirus transmission
Swift isolation and quarantine policies by the Chinese government in late January 2020 significantly decreased the transmission rate of COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leading through COVID: a New York City doctor ’s perspective
Q&A with Dr. Charles Powell ’19, a graduate of Yale SOM’s MBA for Executive program and is part of the leadership team at Mount Sinai Hospital. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 Rates May Be Lower Than Thought for Pregnant Women
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 -- A new study suggests the rate of COVID-19 among pregnant women without symptoms is much lower than previously reported. Fewer than 3% of asymptomatic women admitted to three Yale New Haven Health hospitals for labor and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

YSM holds conference for first-generation and low-income medical community
“Becoming Invisible: Celebrating Community and Identity“ is a three-day event from June 9–11 that will include a community town hall, workshops, and discussion. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news