Health & Medicine

Pettigrew, Geballe and Shioda named top educators at YSPH

May 15, 2018

Melinda Pettigrew, Shelley Geballe, and Kayoko Shioda are recipients of Yale School of Public Health’s top teaching awards, as voted by the class of 2018.

WHRY funds study to enable early detection, treatment of ovarian cancer

May 15, 2018

With a new study led by Ryan Jensen, Women’s Health Research at Yale aims to understand what leads women with certain gene mutations to develop ovarian tumors.

Less is more when it comes to Rx opioids for hospital patients, study finds

May 14, 2018

Avoiding IV delivery of opioid drugs for hospital patients could decrease patient exposure to the medications while also maintaining or improving pain relief.

Newborns in Need honors nursing professor who helped countless women

May 11, 2018

To honor the late Tina Burke, the YSN Alumni Association created “Newborns in Need,” a Yale Day of Service event that collects and distributes items for babies.

Medical students leave ‘indelible’ mark on the school’s curriculum

May 11, 2018

Tehreem Rehman and Robert Rock, who are graduating from YSM this year, co-led the effort to create a new extracurricular elective, “U.S. Health Justice.”

YSPH’s Ashton Gores brings foot care, and shoes, to those living in poverty

May 11, 2018

A longtime health advocate, Gores is founder of Poverty Alleviation through Washing Soles (PAWS), which provides foot care for New Haven’s needy.

Marching, but not yet graduating: PA student and activist Yukari Suzuki

May 11, 2018

Because she’s participating in YSM’s 28-month Physician Associate Program, Suzuki won’t officially graduate until December.

Photopheresis: A cancer treatment that goes beyond skin deep

May 11, 2018

Shedding light on new uses for Photopheresis, a cellular immunotherapy developed by Yale Medicine’s chair of dermatology, Dr. Richard Edelson.

‘La Charla’: The impact of one YSN alumnus in Nicaragua

May 10, 2018

As a Downs Fellow in Nicaragua, Simone Ippoliti ’16 M.S.N. examined the impact of sexual and reproductive health intervention on the rates of teen pregnancy.

New cancer immunotherapy drugs rapidly reach patients after approval

May 10, 2018

The majority of patients eligible for cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors received treatment within months of FDA approval, according to a new study.