Alexandra Martinez-Garcia
Staff Reporter
Alexandra Martinez-Garcia covers Community Health and Policy and the Yale-New Haven Health System for the SciTech desk. Originally from Gales Ferry, CT, she is a sophomore in Silliman College majoring in Neuroscience.
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Rising xylazine use in Connecticut: what to know and how to stay safe

As xylazine becomes increasingly prevalent in Connecticut’s drug supply, public health officials and substance use experts spoke with the News about increased xylazine use across the state and recommendations for the public on how to stay safe.

How to get flu and COVID-19 vaccines at Yale

Following the CDC’s recent approval of updated COVID-19 vaccines, boosters should be available on campus by October.

‘That’s the kind of person you want’: colleagues and friends reflect on Yale School of Medicine alumna Mandy Cohen becoming CDC director

After President Biden’s June announcement that Cohen would step into the role over the summer, the News spoke with Cohen’s former advisors and colleagues about her career.

First administration of gene therapy clinical trial for Wilson’s Disease completed at YNHH

A new gene therapy for Wilson’s Disease hopes to provide patients with alleviation of severe symptoms associated with the condition.

Digestive Health Center provides care to over 1000 patients in first three weeks of operation

The newly-opened Digestive Health Center combines patient care, clinical research and community education in New Haven.

“You can’t be what you can’t see”: A look at female representation in Yale’s administrative leadership

With nine out of the University’s 15 schools now led by female deans, faculty reflect on the future of diversity and representation in Yale’s upper administrative positions.

Arjun Venkatesh to lead emergency medicine at Yale

Effective March 1, 2023, Venkatesh will head both Yale School of Medicine’s and Yale New Haven Hospital’s emergency medicine programs, with a clear focus on promoting an accessible and inclusive working environment and patient experience.

YSM holds first-ever meeting of scientific advisory board

Leading doctors and researchers from around the nation gathered in New Haven to provide advice for maximizing the impact of the Yale School of Medicine’s scientific endeavors.

As winter arrives, Yale experts weigh in seasonal depression

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a subtype of depression that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds and is commonly experienced during the transition from autumn to winter.

How to get a booster shot at Yale and in New Haven

New Omicron-targeting COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available through Yale Health and local pharmacies. Here’s what you need to know about getting a booster.