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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State permits Yale New Haven Health System to acquire Prospect hospitals

The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy established conditions for YNHHS to begin finalizing the terms of its long-awaited acquisition of three state hospitals.

Yale researchers discover gaps between in-person and online facial processing in the brain

A new study at the School of Medicine’s Brain Function Laboratory found that when processing faces on Zoom versus in-person, behavioral indicators and neural activity change.

Details of Yale New Haven Health’s attempts to acquire three Prospect Medical hospitals go confidential

As negotiations over Yale New Haven Health’s acquisition of three Connecticut-based Prospect Medical Holdings hospitals have gone private, officials and health policy experts told the News they hope the deal wraps up soon.

Following cyberattack, YNHH seeks state funding, price cut to acquire hospitals

Yale New Haven Health’s plans to acquire three Connecticut hospitals remain in flux due to financial troubles and a recent cyberattack targetting three Prospect Medical Holdings facilities.

CDC director Mandy Cohen MED ’05 visits Yale

In multiple classroom visits and colloquiums this past Friday, Cohen — who was newly appointed CDC director — spoke to students from various schools on the progression of her career and the importance of interdisciplinary involvement in healthcare

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.