Nicole Deziel named co-director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology
Nicole Deziel, associate professor of epidemiology (environmental health sciences), has been named a co-director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, starting July 1. She will share co-directing duties with current director Andrew DeWan, associate professor of epidemiology (chronic diseases).
The Age When You Stop Feeling Young
The first members of the millennial generation, often classified as those born between about 1980 and 1996, begin to turn 43 this year. It’s the average age when Americans stop feeling young, according to a study by Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research.Source: The Wall Street Journal
A new Yale research study will examine public health impacts of cancer-causing chemical in L.I. drinking water
Yale University scientists are preparing to launch a study on Long Island to determine the health effects of the chemical 1,4 dioxane, a contaminant likely to cause cancer in people, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Yale Superfund Research Center is looking for volunteers who live on Long Island, where the chemical is being detected in private wells and public water supply systems at higher levels than most of the rest of the country, to participate in the study.Source: Riverhead Local
YSPH students benefiting from interdisciplinary mentorship by REIDS Fellow alumnus
As an alumnus of the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) at the Yale School of Public Health, S. Raquel Ramos understands the value of mentorship and opportunity in academia. Now an associate professor at the Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at YSPH, Ramos is carrying the REIDS’ mission forward by mentoring three MPH students in the interdisciplinary research she conducts at the intersection of nursing and public health.
Jason L. Schwartz – teaching the richness and complexity of public health
The latest Faculty Spotlight shines on Jason L. Schwartz, an an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health, who teaches primarily about vaccines and vaccination policy.
Nasal Vaccination May Protect Against Respiratory Viruses Better Than Injected Vaccines
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, discusses her lab's finding that intranasal vaccinations, by triggering immune properties of mucosal membranes, may offer better protection against respiratory viruses than injected vaccines.
Nasal Vaccine May Aid Fight Against New Viral Variants
Akiko Iwasaki and her colleagues found that intranasal vaccination provided broad-based protection against heterologous respiratory viruses in mice, while so-called systemic immunization, which uses an injection to elicit body-wide protection, did not.Source: YaleNews
A Yale doctor is using a video game to fight the opioid crisis
As drug-related deaths have spiked across the United States in recent years, doctors seeking to curb that surge are getting an unlikely new tool: a video game. The game, titled “PlaySmart,” was developed by Dr. Lynn Fiellin and funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.Source: The Washington Post
Yale Study Reveals Social Media Habits of Black Teen Girls and Guides Risk-reduction Video Game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Colorectal Cancer and Women
Colon cancer has been undergoing a similar subdivision. Researchers have known for years that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The National Cancer Institute estimates 149,500 new cases in 2021 and 53,000 deaths.
Virtual Reality Game Is an Effective Tool for Vaping Prevention Among Teens
The game prompts students to practice navigating peer pressure situations involving vaping. By encouraging teens to use their own voices in simulated situations, the researchers hoped they would become better prepared to face real-world scenarios.