Yale Professors Join Universiti Malaya Colleagues for Implementation Science Boot Camp
Faculty members from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) recently joined an interdisciplinary group of students and researchers in Kuala Lumpur for a summer boot camp on implementation science.
Study: Vaccines and Booster Shots Are Key to Controlling Spread of COVID Variants
A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health emphasizes the continuing importance of vaccines and booster shots at the individual and population level in controlling infections from highly contagious new variants of COVID-19.
Vaccine Protection Against COVID-19 Short-lived, Booster Shots Important, New Study Says
Since COVID-19 vaccines first became available to protect against infection and severe illness, there has been much uncertainty about how long the protection lasts, and when it might be necessary for individuals to get an additional booster shot. Now, a team of scientists led by faculty at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an answer: strong protection following vaccination is short-lived.
Frequent rapid-antigen testing can help keep groups of people safe from COVID-19
In a new study, Yale epidemiologists hit upon a more practical strategy for COVID surveillance on the part of companies, teams, schools, and communities. With frequent, regular rapid antigen (RA) testing, plus isolating people who test positive, organizations can cut the risk of out-of-control COVID outbreaks effectively and make long quarantines a thing of the past, the researchers say.
Most Children With Obesity Aren’t Screened Properly for Related Conditions
Most children in the United States diagnosed with obesity do not receive recommended laboratory tests for co-occurring conditions such as diabetes and liver disease, a new Yale study finds. Many also receive potentially unnecessary tests, and both can be harmful to patients, the researchers say.Source: YaleNews
Yale Study Identifies Causes of Cancers
A team of Yale-led researchers can now quantify the factors causing changes in the DNA that contribute most to cancer growth in tumors of most major tumor types. Their molecular analysis approach brings clarity to a longstanding debate over how much control humans have over developing cancer over time.
How to Tell whether a Cancer Is Caused by Plain Bad Luck
Cancer results from a combination of spontaneous mutations that arise with age—just call it “bad luck”—and environmental exposures to carcinogens such as tobacco, ultraviolet light or viruses. But the question of the relative contribution of luck—compared with more explicit causes—has generated vigorous debate for years.Source: Scientific American
“Ancient Greek Cuisine: Back to the Future” Symposium at Yale University
BOSTON – ‘Ancient Greek Cuisine: Back to the Future’ is the title of the symposium that will take place on April 19 and 20 at Yale University, which is expected to be packed with hundreds of guests. A symposium inspired by Greek antiquity and myth.Source: The National Herald
Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Faculty Member Dr. Fan Li Joins Editorial Board for the Journal Implementation Science
Yale School of Public Health and Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) faculty member Fan Li, PhD, has been invited to serve on the editorial board for the journal Implementation Science. Dr. Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health and is the recipient of a recent Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute grant for his work on developing methods and software to plan pragmatic cluster randomized trials.
Yale CMIPS Faculty Member Dr. Fan Li Receives PCORI Grant to Develop New Methods for Planning Cluster Randomized Trials
We as humans differ from one another in our backgrounds, genetics, and health conditions. For instance, most of us are aware that no two people are the same based on our genetic makeup and lived experiences. Yet clinical trials are often not designed to powerfully analyze how various individual differences like age, health history, and socioeconomic status impact the effect of specific interventions. Fan Li, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and faculty member at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) at the Yale School of Public Health, has recently received an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop new methods for planning cluster randomized trials that will incorporate such factors into relevant research and interventions.
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.
Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Had Fewer COVID Testing Sites, Yale Study Finds
A new study by Yale researchers finds that, due to structural racism, the populations most at risk for contracting and dying from COVID-19 — Black, Indigenous, and LatinX populations— had less access to COVID-19 testing centers.
Often Three Days or Less: YSPH Researchers Identify Sufficient COVID-19 Travel Quarantine
For the first time, researchers have determined how long a sufficient travel quarantine needs to be to prevent an increase in transmission of COVID-19 within a country. In many cases, researchers found a period of three days or shorter—far less than the prevailing standard of 14 days—is sufficient to prevent travel from increasing incidence of the highly infectious disease.