Leaks from the Lab

Yale-New Haven Hospital Named Among “Top Hospitals to Work For”

Nursing Professionals magazine named YN-H as one of the “Top 100 Hospitals to Work For” in its Jan. 15 issue. The magazine based the list on a survey of 25,000 randomly selected hospital nurses. The survey assessed factors such as job satisfaction, flexible working arrangements and a diverse workforce.

Yale Engineers Design Energy-Efficient Water Purification System

A team of researchers, headed by Yale doctoral student Robert McGinnis and Menachem Elimelech, chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, have created a system that harnesses the power of osmosis to purify water from sources that are unsafe to drink — such as sea water. The desalination technology relies on “forward osmosis” — the diffusion of water through a semi-permeable membrane — to remove contaminants from non-potable water sources. The researchers are also working on another application of this ‘engineered osmosis’ technology, called the osmotic heat engine, which can be used to generate electricity from lower-temperature heat sources.

Conference Honored Women in Physics

The third annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Yale — a three-day event of research presentations by faculty and students, laboratory tours and panel discussion — was held over this past weekend. The event’s goal is to strengthen the network of women in physics in the Northeast and nationally, as well as to help female undergraduate physics majors transition successfully from undergraduate to graduate studies in physics, according to the CUWPY Web site.

Documentary Screening at Medical School Will Highlight Racism in the Healthcare System

The Yale School of Medicine will screen a documentary film, titled “,” which examines the impact of racism on medical practice, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22. The film will be followed by a workshop on “Breaking the Cycle of Racism in Healthcare Delivery.”

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