Giri Viswanathan
Giri Viswanathan is a Science and Technology editor for the News. Previously, he covered the Yale School of Public Health and was also a Photography Editor. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Giri is a junior in Timothy Dwight College majoring in Global Affairs as a Global Health Scholar.
Yale study identifies partisan disparity in excess COVID-19 death rates

A working paper authored by professors in the Schools of Public Health and Management found higher excess death rates for Republican voters during the pandemic.

Psychiatry residents voice concern over new program director

The new director, who was chosen to replace an earlier hire that fell through, had a 4 percent approval rating in a survey of residents of the Yale School of Medicine’s psychiatry residency program.

Two Yale Professors Elected to National Academy of Medicine

On Oct. 17, Saad Omer, for his research on vaccine hesitancy and maternal immunization, and Peter Glazer, for his work on cancer therapy and gene editing, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine’s 2022 Class.

Former Pakistani health minister speaks at School of Public Health

Faisal Sultan, who oversaw his government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, discussed the use of data and the centralization of government policymaking.

aapiNHV plans events to celebrate AAPI history month

As aapiNHV expands its membership in New Haven, the organization is planning on hosting three events to celebrate AAPI heritage month and bring the AAPI New Haven community closer together.

Yale student receives prestigious astronomy fellowship

Recent astronomy Ph.D. graduate Malena Rice wins 51 Pegasi b Fellowship for postgraduate research.

Yale study finds lower dose of COVID-19 drug is effective

A new Yale-UBC study finds that a decreased dosage of tocilizumab can effectively treat severe cases of COVID-19 and reduce supply shortages.

Residential college communities respond to Ukraine crisis

Both Davenport and Pierson Colleges hosted events to promote discourse and celebrate Ukrainian culture.

Yale School of Medicine launches program to recruit recent PhD’s from minority groups

YSM’s Science Fellows Program, launching later this year, will assemble a cohort of postgraduate researchers with the aim of increasing diversity and inclusion.

Yale-developed saliva test offered at two New Haven sites

The state of Connecticut has decided to utilize the School of Public Health’s SalivaDirect testing initiative at two state testing locations in New Haven.

Two Yale faculty members elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professors Donald Engelman and Debra Fischer were recognized by the AAAS for their contributions to science.