1 in 6 deaths worldwide attributed to pollution: Review
One out of every six deaths in 2019 were attributed to pollution, according to a new estimate published in The Lancet Planetary Health. Dr. Robert Dubrow, Faculty Director of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, provided additional insights on this issue.Source: ABC News
Yale Joins Conflict Observatory Documenting Ukraine War Crimes
The Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab (HRL) will document alleged violations of international law and crimes against humanity, including war crimes, by Russia-aligned forces in Ukraine as part of a new Conflict Observatory initiative announced today by the U.S. Department of State.
At Yale, Arya Singh overcame her fears — and found a new side of herself
Arya Singh ’22 has had an exceptional Yale career by any measure — winner of the Francis Gordon Brown prize for academic excellence, leadership, and service to the university; concurrently attending the School of Public Health for a master’s degree as she finished up her senior year;Source: YaleNews
The Answer to Stopping the Coronavirus May Be Up the Nose
The Covid-19 vaccines authorized for use today were developed at unprecedented speed and surpassed expectations in how well they worked. The billions of people who are protected by them have avoided severe symptoms, hospitalization and deaths. These vaccines are a scientific success beyond measure. And yet they could be even better.Source: The New York Times
Outdoor performances explore issues of fracking and climate change
On May 19, the gentle woodlands of Yale’s West Campus will be transformed into the rugged foothills of Appalachia as Kentucky-based Clear Creek Creative launches the first of four outdoor performances of its environmental, spiritual and cultural parable Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man.
Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
Churches are closing in predominantly Black communities – why public health officials should be concerned
Public health officials need to become more intentional and systematic in understanding the demographics served by churches in predominantly Black communities, the ways in which they deliver services, their capacity to serve as potential extension sites for health care access, and the ways in which they support, more generally, the social determinants of health in their communities.Source: Brookings
Melinda Pettigrew Appointed Interim Dean of YSPH, Effective July 1
Yale President Peter Salovey Monday announced that Melinda Pettigrew, deputy dean of the Yale School of Public Health, and Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), will serve as the interim dean of the school, effective July 1, 2022.