Professor Becca Levy Honored by Gerontological Society of America
Becca Levy, a professor of social & behavioral sciences, was awarded with the 2023 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award by the Gerontological Society of America for her 2022 book "Breaking the Age Code: How Your Age Beliefs Determine How Long and Well You Live."
Seasoned trauma counselor and YSPH alum Kristopher McLucas helps Uvalde community following massacre
Kristopher McLucas, MPH ’22 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), a graduate of YSPH's Advanced Professional MPH program, has worked with trauma survivors as a licensed mental health therapist in an around Los Angeles for 13 years. Most of his counseling has been one-to-one. So talking with more than a dozen parents and families of children lost in the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting was definitely a different experience. He is one of the three co-authors of a Giffords Law Center report on the aftermath of the 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School.
Yale-led project connects social networks and the microbiome
Led by Nicholas Christakis, Yale’s Sterling Professor of social and natural science and the director of the Human Nature Lab, the Microbiome Biology and Social Networks in the Developing World project launched Jan. 1. The project is funded by a $3.54 million grant from the NOMIS Foundation and will take place in the Copan region of Honduras.Source: Yale Daily News
A giant in his field: A global tribute to the life & legacy of child welfare pioneer, Edward Zigler
Scholars around the globe honor the late Edward Zigler—founding father of Head Start and trailblazer in early childhood development, developmental science, and social policy—in a special journal issue.Source: Medium
Yale Engage Social, Economic, and Policy Implications Beyond COVID-19
On, June 17, 2020, 100 industry representatives and academics joined the inaugural Yale Engage webinar series, Facilitating Collaboration to Combat COVID-19 for their third session on Social, Economic, and Policy Implications Beyond COVID-19. Opening remarks were made by Alan Gerber, the conversation was moderated by Tamar Gendler, and the highly informative panelists included Zack Cooper, Gregory Huber, Chima Ndumele, and Rohini Pande. If you were unable to attend, or if you missed a portion of the webinar, please find a link to the recording below, along with a PDF of the panelists’ presentations. Industry representatives interested in exploring collaboration with Yale should contact, Kathy Lynch, University Director, Corporate Strategy & Engagement at email@example.com, visit covid.edu, or OCR COVID resources.
Four Yale School of Medicine Students Spend Week at Oxford Immersed in Medical Humanities
Four Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students recently had the opportunity to study medical humanities at Oxford University. Dervin Cunningham (Class of ’20), Harry Newman-Plotnick (Class of ’22), Tara Torabi (Class of ’20), and Kevin Wang (Class of ’22) were among the 25 students from around the world accepted into this weeklong summer program.
On the Fine (and Difficult) Art of Science Writing
That’s the essence of a good science writer: make it simple for readers to understand but not too simple that you’re misconstruing the facts. When I started out, some 30-plus years ago, I had just graduated from medical school and thought that all I needed to do was translate medical jargon ...Source: Literary Hub
“This institution was never meant for me”: the Impact of Institutional Historical Portraiture on Medical Students
Many academic institutions are reexamining their relationship to historical artwork in shared or public spaces, and questioning the continued commemoration of figures who participated in and benefited from slavery, colonization, and the oppression of marginalized populations.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 This qualitative project examined how Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students responded to institutional portraiture at Sterling Hall of Medicine (SHM)–the flagship building on the medical school campus.Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Study examines impact of institutional portraiture on medical students
A new research report published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine examines the significance of portraits displayed in the School of Medicine. The study, titled ""This institution was never meant for me': the Impact of Institutional Historical Portraiture on Medical Students," was co-authored by Elizabeth Fitzsousa, a third-year medical student, Nientara Anderson, a fourth-year medical student, and Anna Reisman, MD, associate professor of medicine (general medicine).Source: Medical Xpress
An Army Veteran Comes to Terms With Not Having PTSD
On Monday, the United States observed Memorial Day, a federal holiday that capped a three-day weekend of events honoring those who died in American military service. Each year, this weekend pushes into public view many rituals of respect, remembrance and grief — occasions when stories and photographs of people who died in uniform gain a brief purchase in the public discourse and when cemeteries where the recent war dead have been laid to rest are crowded with family members, lovers and friends.Source: New York Times
Yale Medical Students Create and Share Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art
Ode on a Hospital Bathroom. Not a Publishing Opportunity. Daughters of Medicine. These are titles of three of the 85 poetry, prose, and visual art works that Yale School of Medicine (YSM) medical students submitted for the 2018-19 Marguerite Rush Lerner Creative Writing and Art Contest.
At War: The Day They Came to Tell Me My Husband Died
When the doorbell rang on New Year’s Eve four years ago, I knew something was wrong. It was 9 p.m. I was alone. I opened the door to three men in uniform. This was something I had imagined many times before, although in my visions they wore Army dress blues instead of the grays worn by the El Paso County sheriff’s deputies.Source: New York Times
Chelsea Clinton, author Randi Epstein discuss ‘hormones, heroes, hucksters’
“Medicine and health sciences don’t exist in isolation from their broader social, cultural, and political contexts,” said Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, to Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, the writer-in-residence for the Yale Program for Humanities in Medicine.Source: YaleNews
Our Hospitals’ Unsung Heroes
Being a medical student on clerkships often feels like performing on a stage while wearing a straitjacket. You’re unsure of how your personality and tics might be perceived, and the goal — besides absorbing as much knowledge as possible — is to make a good impression in order to land a good evaluation.Source: in-Training: the Agora of the Medical Student Community