Yale's Pettigrew to lead University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Melinda Pettigrew, professor of epidemiology and deputy dean of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), who served as interim dean of YSPH during the last year, has accepted the position of dean at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.Source: Yale Today
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."
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