Inaugural recipients of Hecht-Albert Innovation Awards announced

The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) announced the inaugural recipients of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty.

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Dr. Dena Schulman-Green, Dr. Sunil Parikh, Dr. J. Zachary Porterfield, Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, Dr. Tracy Rabin, and Dr. Robert Hecht

Chosen from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health,  the recipients are: Dr. Dena Schulman-Green, research scientist in nursing; Dr. Sunil Parikh, assistant professor of epidemiology and of medicine; Dr. J. Zachary Porterfield, clinical fellow in medicine; Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, assistant professor of medicine; and Dr. Tracy Rabin, assistant professor of medicine.

The Hecht-Albert Health Pilot Innovation Award is granted to junior faculty who engage students to advance new research and educational projects in global health at Yale. Recipient projects include advancing palliative care in Israel; optimizing disease prevention measures for newborns with sickle cell anemia in Uganda; improving access to ear, nose, and throat specialists in rural South Africa; exploring disparities in access to essential medicines for people living with non-communicable diseases in East Africa; and understanding how nurses in Uganda are trained to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases.

GHLI develops leadership through education and research programs that strengthen health systems and promote health equity and quality of care. Its goal is to create and sustain synergies in global health research, education, and practice from departments throughout Yale. The institute is comprised of faculty, staff, and affiliated faculty from diverse specialty areas to confront global health issues with a multidisciplinary approach. Leadership and management experts, cardiologists, nurses, obstetricians, pediatricians, researchers, lawyers, economists, financial specialists, statisticians, and others work together to achieve comprehensive solutions for projects both in the United States and around the world.

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