Study: Black Medical Students Experience Higher Rates of Attrition Than Peers
A new study by Yale University finds that Black students are more likely to leave medical school than their white peers. The results of the study indicate an achievement gap in the bio-medicine field during a time when many universities are struggling to find new ways to diversify the field.Source: Diverse
A Day for Reflection and Celebration
Today is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, it wasn’t until two and a half years later – June 19, 1865 – that the formerly enslaved Black people of Galveston, Texas, finally learned that they were freed from slavery. African Americans have long celebrated this day in tribute to their freedom, traditions, culture, and notable accomplishments.
Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative secures grant to reduce inequities in sepsis outcomes and care
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative has been awarded a highly competitive research grant exceeding $1 million to reduce inequities in sepsis care and outcomes among African American/Black and Latinx communities.
Yale Faculty Networks Honored with 2022 Hecht Awards
Projects examining climate change and urban health, substance use disorder and mental health, and the relationship between food insecurity and hypertension have been selected as the recipients of this year’s Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Awards issued annually by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH).
Launch of the Virtual Strategic Training Executive Programme
The Strategic Training Executive Programme (STEP) 2.0, a 6-month leadership solution for supply chain managers, launched its first fully virtual course (vSTEP) in October 2021, engaging 30 professionals at the national and sub-national level in Zambia.
Graduation of the Inaugural Cohort: Yale-Sudan Program for Research Leadership in Public Health
On September 30, 2021, the Yale-Sudan Program for Research Leadership celebrated the accomplishments of 27 graduates, all researchers from Ahfad University for Women, University of Gezira, University of Khartoum, Neelain University, and the Public Health Institute of Sudan, and Ministry of Health. The program, sponsored by the US Embassy in Khartoum, was designed to create a network of public health scholars prepared to foster mentorship and lead effective research teams within their universities.
22 Immunization Experts from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda Graduate from the EPI LAMP Program
On May 17, 2021, 22 delegates from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda graduated from the Expanded Program on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP), a 9-month certificate programme offered by Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) in partnership with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and PATH.
The Development of the Girl Champ Brand in eSwatini: Engaging the Private Sector to Promote Uptake of Health Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women
In eSwatini and across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at significantly higher risk of HIV infection and poorer sexual and reproductive health (SRH) than their male counterparts.Source: Project Last Mile
The Evolution of Trust within a Global Health Partnership with the Private Sector: An Inductive Framework
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative investigated how trust between partners evolved in the context of Project Last Mile (PLM), a global health partnership that translates the business acumen of The Coca-Cola Company to strengthen public health systems across Africa.Source: Project Last Mile
YSPH launches new virtual MPH program, aims to expand accessibility
In a critical time for the field of public health and virtual learning, the Yale School of Public Health’s new online executive master’s in public health (MPH) program offers a new pathway to acquire an MPH degree.Source: Yale Daily News
YIGH Names First Leadership in Global Health Fellows
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) announces the first six recipients of the Leadership in Global Health Fellowship. The fellowship was created to prepare future global health leaders by training aspiring students who have a passion for and understanding of the critical importance of good health for a just and equitable society.
YSPH MPH Students Tackle Vaccine Policy in Op Ed Pieces
MPH students in the Introduction to Health Policy and Health Care Systems course examine the fundamental concerns that shape the development of health policy, and learn a paradigm of strategic thinking to address consequential public health issues. They apply these principles to influence public discourse for a major contemporary health and social policy challenge by writing an Op Ed.