Breaking it Down: How the Chemistry of Digestion is Uncovering Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer
A new technology called metabolomics allows researchers to explore the small chemicals formed and used during digestion as a window into the formation of diseases such as colon cancer, seeking early warning signs and potent tactics for prevention.
Gregg Gonsalves, PhD, Wins MacArthur "Genius Grant"
Gregg Gonsalves, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases) and associate (adjunct) professor of law, has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, for his work at the intersection of human rights and public health research and practice to address inequities in global health.
Yale Cancer Center receives $1 million grant to address cancer disparities
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
Can Digestive Chemistry Uncover Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer?
Dr. Caroline Helen Johnson received this year’s Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center to explore hormones and environmental factors related to metabolite production (such as sugars and amino acids) and beneficial bacteria that live in the colon as possible sources of gender difference.
Can a Mobile App Reduce Intimate Partner Violence?
Dr. Trace Kershaw, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will develop a data-driven behavioral intervention using a mobile app designed to improve decision-making for mothers and daughters exposed to violence in the home and reduce high-risk behaviors and future intimate partner violence.
New center to advance biology research
Thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers will soon make headway on the next frontier of synthetic biology — re-engineering cells to produce novel synthetic polymers.Source: Yale Daily News
$1.8 Million Granted to Yale School of Public Health to Study Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine
A $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant will help researchers at the Yale School of Public Health shed light on the real-world effectiveness of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Results of this study can ultimately help to maximize the vaccine’s impact on several types of cancer.
Yale faculty receive $2 million grant to study health effects of fracking
With a new $2 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), researchers from the Yale schools of public health (YSPH), forestry & environmental studies (FES), and engineering & applied science (Engineering) will investigate the health effects of unconventional oil and gas production.
YSPH Grant to Train Health Professionals in China in Bioethics Renewed
A School of Public Health program that trains future generations of public health researchers in China has been awarded a grant renewal of $1.25 million from the Fogarty International Center, of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work.
Women’s Health Research at Yale funds studies on colon cancer, infections in pregnancy, and domestic violence
“Through our competitive peer review process, these three studies stood out as extremely promising opportunities to improve and even save lives,” said Dr. Carolyn M. Mazure, director of WHRY. “With these new grants, we continue to expand a broad scope of existing work to focus on questions vital to the health and well-being of millions of women, men, and children.”
Marcella Nunez Smith awarded nearly $10 million to launch health equity research center focused on precision medicine
Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith, associate professor of medicine and public health, and her colleagues at Yale School of Medicine, the University of Puerto Rico, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of the West Indies (Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago), have been awarded nearly $10 million in funding over five years from the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD).Source: Yale News
Women's heart disease should be a research priority
The latest gender-specific research on heart disease continues to show differences between women and men, yet gaps remain in how to best diagnose, treat and prevent this number one killer of women, according to studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.Source: Medical News Today