Students from the School of Art and the School of Public Health joined forces to open an exhibit this week that promotes awareness of health issues among parents, teenagers and Spanish speakers.

Students team up for public health art

April 19, 2012
School of Public Health and School of Art students opened an exhibit this week of posters promoting health issues. “The Art of Public Health” show — which opened in a School of Art gallery on April 13 and closes April 24 — features themes ranging from vaccines, to nutrition and global health. According to organizers, »
Yale-New Haven Hospital wants to register a record-breaking number of organ donors.

YNHH goes for organ donor record

April 17, 2012
If Yale-New Haven Hospital officials have it their way, the hospital will break the Guinness World Record for organ donors registered in eight hours. The hospital announced yesterday that it is taking on the challenge of breaking the current one-day donor world record next Monday to raise awareness about organ donation during the Barack Obama »

Walkers raise AIDS awareness

April 16, 2012
Walkers congregated on the New Haven Green this Sunday for the eighth annual AIDS Walk New Haven, a fundraiser for the city’s AIDS-affected community. Around 400 people attended the event, which donates all of its proceeds to nine member organizations of Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s Taskforce on AIDS, a citywide advisory board that supports those »
Yale-New Haven wants to increase its capacity through new construction at its current location and by acquiring the Hospital of Saint Raphael.

Yale-New Haven to expand patient care

March 1, 2012
With patient intake levels pushing maximum capacity, Yale-New Haven Hospital — Connecticut’s largest medical facility — is attempting a twofold approach: increasing the number of beds at its current campus, and finalizing its purchase of the Hospital of Saint Raphael, the state’s fourth-largest hospital. Yale-New Haven is asking state regulators to approve the addition of »
The Yale Science Diplomats, a campus group, lectured Tuesday on the addictive effects of some features of modern life, such as Facebook.

Yale scientists run lecture on addiction

February 29, 2012
On Tuesday evening, Yale scientists taught New Haven residents about the physiological reasons why Facebook can be addictive. The talk was part of Science in the News, a lecture series run by the Yale Science Diplomats, a campus group devoted to educating the public about science issues and encouraging scientists to engage in the political »

Med students parody Yale

February 28, 2012
Second-year Yale School of Medicine students lampooned their administrators and celebrated their class last weekend in Harkness Memorial Auditorium. A tradition since 1949, the Second Year Show mixes singing, acting, dancing and films to parody the school’s way of life and its faculty. The show marks the start of second-year students’ seven-week study period for »

Conference examines Mexican politics

February 27, 2012
Students and academics interested in Mexican politics came to Yale from Friday through Sunday to discuss modern political challenges facing the country. More than 100 students and guests convened at Yale this past weekend for Convergencias, a three-day conference focused on Mexico’s development and growth. The event was coordinated by Yale’s Mexican Student Organization and »

Alpern talks state of Med School

February 27, 2012
Dean of the School of Medicine Robert Alpern delivered his annual address to the student body Thursday on the state of the school amid a difficult economic climate and the school’s push to expand its facilities. Sponsored by the Medical Student Council as part of its Perspectives on Medicine series, the address aimed to inform »

Med students teach teaching

February 22, 2012
A group of Yale medical students is launching its school’s first Medical Education Interest Group to help make doctors better teachers next week. Michael Peluso MED ’13 said the organization, called MedEd, consists of medical students interested in developing teaching skills and faculty who will join as both students and mentors. Officially instituted as a »
Immunobiology professor Richard Flavell studies non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the most common cause of liver disease worldwide.

Bacteria linked to obesity

February 14, 2012
Richard Flavell, Sterling Professor of Immunology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, uses a technique of his own invention, known as reverse genetics, so study immunology. His current project is on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and he published an article Feb. 1 in the journal Nature. Q. What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and how »

Med School elects new Student Council members

February 8, 2012
Starting this month, the Yale School of Medicine will have new leaders at the helm of its student government. Elections for the School of Medicine Student Council took place on Jan. 27., and medical students elected Joel Winer MED ’15, Dipankan Bhattacharya MED ’18, Apoorva Tewari ’11 MED ’15 and Amanda Wallace MED ’15 as »

Komen chief will still speak

February 7, 2012
Despite a week of controversy, the Yale School of Public Health will not be withdrawing its invitation to the head of the nation’s largest breast cancer charity to speak in this year’s Commencement. The school’s invitation to founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Nancy Brinker, came into question this week amid »