Yale Faculty Networks Honored with 2022 Hecht Awards
Projects examining climate change and urban health, substance use disorder and mental health, and the relationship between food insecurity and hypertension have been selected as the recipients of this year’s Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Awards issued annually by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH).
Study: COVID-19 variants responsible for nearly half of one million U.S. Deaths
COVID-19 variants were responsible for approximately 460,000 deaths in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic, according to a new preprint study released this week by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and Public Citizen.
USC study links PFAS to liver damage; YSPH scientist contributed to research
YSPH scientist Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D., department chair and Susan Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), contributed to a new study by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine linking chemicals known as PFAS to liver damage.
Award-winning journalist discusses lessons learned during COVID-19 pandemic
Pulitzer-winning science journalist and 2022 Yale Poynter Fellow Ed Yong talked April 7 to an audience at the Yale Law School about lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, Normal Led to This: On Two Years of Covering the Pandemic, was a methodological recounting of how the United States botched its response to COVID-19.
YSPH-led Study Identifies Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Strains Spreading in Moldova
Public health experts are getting a better picture of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Moldova, thanks to the efforts of a coalition of researchers from across the world led by scientists at the Yale School of Public Health.
IOM and Yale School of Public Health Launch Data Responsibility Initiative
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) are collaborating to produce a series of articles capturing best ethical, technical, and contextual data responsibility practices across the public health sectors in humanitarian response, human development, and migration management.
Experts question unusual authorization plan for Covid vaccine for kids under 5
The Food and Drug Administration’s willingness to consider authorizing a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for children under the age of 5 — without evidence yet that it would be protective — is raising concerns among some vaccine experts who fear the plan could backfire and undermine vaccine uptake in this group.Source: Stat
Promoting Love and Peace Across Generations through Science and Global Partnerships
Professor in the Yale Child Study Center Dr. James F. Leckman, leads a team of international scientists, scholars, and practitioners in a special journal publication that underscores the impact that early childhood development initiatives can have on promoting love and peace across generations
Yale partners with the National Kapodistrian University of Athens to advance environmental science and public health
Officials at Yale and the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece have embarked on a partnership agreement to pursue the development of a center for excellence for environmental sciences and public health. The collaboration will engage research groups in both universities to work collaboratively to address the effects on humans and the ecosystem of hazardous agents including environmental pathogens.Source: Yale and the World
President Biden Invites Yale School of Public Health Scientist to Participate in COVID-19 Global Summit Hosted by United Nations
The Yale School of Public Health announced today that the White House has invited Anne Wyllie, principal investigator of the SalivaDirect Initiative, to participate this week with global leaders from government, academia, industry and elsewhere in the White House 2021 Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better to Prepare for the Next.
25-plus Partners Join Forces to Address Caribbean’s Climate and Health Crisis
An unprecedented gathering sponsored by more than 25 Caribbean countries and territories, the United States and international organizations, have come together to address the public health challenge of climate change in the Caribbean, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the adverse health effects of the climate crisis.
Raw Wastewater “Leading Indicator” of Future COVID-19 Outbreaks, YSPH Collaborative Study Finds
A global team of researchers has found that future COVID-19 outbreaks, variants, hospitalizations and ICU admissions can be reliably predicted by detecting and quantifying the amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in raw wastewater.