Kayla Yup
Staff Reporter
Kayla Yup covers the Yale New Haven Health system and Science & Social Justice for the SciTech desk. For the Arts desk, she is covering the Humanities. With an interest in the intersections of the humanities and STEM, she is majoring in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and History of Science, Medicine & Public Health.
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Inaugural YSPH activist-in-residence shapes next generation of advocacy

Seeking to bridge the gap between the classroom and real-life activism, YSPH’s first activist-in-residence launched his Change Talk series last Friday.

Yale doctors combat emerging allergy epidemic through early exposure

As food allergies become increasingly prevalent in the U.S., pediatric allergists at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital are playing defense, aiming to prevent food allergies in infancy.

Yale New Haven Hospital system faces deficit for second year, lays off 72 administrators

83 vacant positions as well as 72 administrators were laid off by YNHH last Wednesday following the system registering a $300 million dollar loss during fiscal year 2022 and projecting a similar loss next year.

New coalition seeks to revitalize Yale’s student art scene

Sensing a “gaping hole” where the arts community should be, students are banding together to establish the Yale Visual Arts Collective.  

White House signals shift to an annual COVID-19 vaccine, Yale experts weigh in

The new bivalent covid booster may be the start of an annual schedule of vaccination. Yale experts spoke on the ramifications of this for the future of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S

What Connecticut’s drought can teach about a warming climate

Experts across Connecticut spoke about the state’s ongoing drought, the implications of last week’s heavy rain and the need for current infrastructure to evolve with a changing climate.

Yale experts look toward olive oil in the fight against Alzheimer’s, cancer and more

YSPH professors are investing in olive oil’s untapped potential with an upcoming global institute and international symposium series.

Yale’s Horse Island through an artist’s lens

Suzanna Zak ART ’19 escaped to Yale’s remote Horse Island for a week of creating art, alone and immersed among nature.

From drinking water to dust: Yale experts share insights on future of hazardous ‘forever’ chemicals

The EPA’s new policy follows years of research on the toxic properties of PFAS, which people have been exposed to in drinking water, dust, air and common consumer goods. Researchers at YSPH discussed the future of PFAS research as concern over the chemicals’ toxicity and permanence persists.

SalivaDirect finds COVID-19 in spit

The Yale-developed SalivaDirect is cheaper, faster and less invasive than traditional COVID-19 testing methods. Its impact has extended as far as the NBA and as local as New Haven testing sites, with more community partnerships hopefully on the horizon.

Are Yale’s climate goals enough?

The University community evaluated progress and pitfalls in Yale’s sustainability plan, drawing attention to critical goals such as full divestment in fossil fuels.