Protection from Zika Virus May Lie in a Protein Derived from Mosquitoes
By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika infection in mice. The finding demonstrates how researchers might develop a vaccine against Zika and similar mosquito-borne viruses, the study authors said.
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
New Centers to Advance Implementation and Prevention Sciences
Two new centers at the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health will promote the adoption of research findings into clinical practice and develop and assess sustainable, cost-effective interventions to improve public health domestically and around the world.
New Global Health Institute announced at Yale
The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), approved by the Yale Corporation on Dec. 8, further advances President Salovey’s goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international issues. Led by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, YIGH is a university-wide effort to address global health issues.
Lifespan Research: Impact of Childhood Disease on Adult Health
YCCI’s renewed CTSA grant award allows Yale to continue its leadership in cutting-edge areas of research. One such novel initiative under the grant renewal is Diseases Across the Lifespan, which will explore the rising field of lifespan research — a new approach to examining the ways in which diseases that commonly strike adults have their roots in infancy and early childhood.
YCCI Beginning a Second Decade of Support
Although it is hard to believe, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is now in its second decade providing training resources and support for Yale’s clinical and translational investigators. With the second renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), YCCI is well poised to continue supporting innovative science to improve the health of patients everywhere.
Global health and HIV-prevention expert is named next dean of the School of Public Health
Dr. Sten H. Vermund, a professor of pediatrics, medicine, health policy, and obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University, has been named by President Peter Salovey and School of Medicine Dean Dr. Robert J. Alpern as the next dean of the Yale School of Public Health. His term will begin Feb. 1, 2017.
Yale UNICEF 2016 Conference on Child Rights
Yale UNICEF held its fourth annual Conference on Children’s Rights, focusing on Early Childhood Development (ECD) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. The conference discussed early childhood development from multiple perspectives, including international policy making, biology, economics, sociology, public health, and law. The conference featured speakers Dr. Nicholas Alipui, Director of Programs UNICEF and Dr. Linda Mayes, Director Yale Child Study Center, and was proudly co-sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center and the Dwight Hall Center for Public Service and Social Justice.
Downs Fellowship, Springboard for Hundreds of International Yale Research Projects, Turns 50
Every summer a dozen or so Yale students go abroad to conduct original scientific research as part of the Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship. They work on challenging health problems in unfamiliar settings and with limited outside support.
Accurate and accessible health data focus of new initiative
The Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) at Yale University, a new initiative launching in July 2016, received a $3 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to promote open access to high-quality data in health.
Paul Cleary to step down as dean at Yale School of Public Health
Paul Cleary, who has been dean of Yale School of Public Health for nine years, will leave that post when his current term expires on June 30, 2016, or as soon as a successor is appointed, announced President Peter Salovey in a message to the campus.
Two Yale Stem Cell Center members, Daniel DiMaio and Laura Niklason, have been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
Two Yale Stem Cell Center members, Daniel DiMaio and Laura Niklason, have been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.Source: Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Yale faculty elected to world’s largest scientific society
Five Yale scholars have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS states they were elevated to the rank of fellow “because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.” All told, 388 scientists from around the world were elected this year.
NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders recruits new fellows for its 29th year
James Leckman and Elena Grigorenko have led the faculty of the T32 Postdoctoral Faculty in selecting the three newest trainees that will start in July 2013. It was a very competitive field of candidates and the three selected will certainly enhance the fellowship with their depth and breadth of research experience.
Stem cells reveal a long-hidden mosaic
Although the many cells in a human body have distinct functions and appearances, it’s generally been assumed that they all share the same genetic blueprint. So when adult cells are reprogrammed into their most basic, stem cell state, it’s assumed that the resulting stem cells will all be the same.Source: Medicine@Yale
‘Minding the Baby’ planning for expansion with new funding
Minding the Baby® (MTB), a Yale-led community program that helps at-risk young families form healthy bonds with their infants, is poised to become a self-sustaining model that can be replicated in communities nationwide, thanks to a new $55,000 grant from the Donaghue Foundation.Source: Yale News