Health & Medicine


Survey highlights need for improvement in reporting diagnostic errors

September 4, 2018

The survey results point to inconsistent training to report errors, no unified reporting system, and widespread discomfort with reporting.

Yale School of Nursing stages ‘disaster simulation’

August 30, 2018

In June, students at the Yale School of Nursing engaged in a “disaster simulation” in which a tornado had destroyed a grocery store.

How scientists developed a breakthrough drug for multiple sclerosis

August 29, 2018

Dr. David Hafler discusses the course of researchers’ understanding of the condition over time, highlighting what he calls the “random walk” of drug discovery.

Dr. Nancy Carrasco named C.N.H. Long Professor

August 29, 2018

Carrasco, who has been appointed the C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, is a leader in the study of cell membrane transporters.

This is (actually, accurately) your brain on drugs

August 28, 2018

Women’s Health Research at Yale is using a new brain-scanning technique to examine for the first time how smoking cannabis affects the brains of women and men.

Yale physician proposes strategy for getting more minorities in medicine

August 27, 2018

Inginia Genao proposes that medical schools should assesses the entire applicant, including student background, barriers they’ve overcome, and other factors.

Yale, South African researchers partner to prevent and treat HIV and TB

August 27, 2018

A team of Yale researchers have been working in South Africa to improve prevention, care, and treatment for adults and children with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

Can echocardiography improve care of patients with pulmonary embolism?

August 26, 2018

In a study of 35,935 patients, researchers found that the use of echocardiography could help to accurately predict 30-day mortality from pulmonary embolism.

Alumni volunteers’ efforts made ‘real difference’ in South African township

August 23, 2018

Spearheaded by the Yale Alumni Service Corps, initiatives in Cape Town’s Philippi Township included mentoring programs, local public health services, and more.

Yale School of Medicine students launch health care innovation hub

August 23, 2018

The brainchild YSM students Matt Erlendson and Kirthi Bellamkonda, Origami Innovations seeks disruptive, purpose-driven solutions to pressing issues.