Yale School of Nursing Launches COVID-19 Toolkit Website
Over the past two months, Yale School of Nursing (YSN) has been working to identify resources to support providers in lower-resourced settings during the global COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The result of those efforts is the COVID-19 Nursing Toolkit.Source: Yale School of Nursing
Yale Engage Social, Economic, and Policy Implications Beyond COVID-19
On, June 17, 2020, 100 industry representatives and academics joined the inaugural Yale Engage webinar series, Facilitating Collaboration to Combat COVID-19 for their third session on Social, Economic, and Policy Implications Beyond COVID-19. Opening remarks were made by Alan Gerber, the conversation was moderated by Tamar Gendler, and the highly informative panelists included Zack Cooper, Gregory Huber, Chima Ndumele, and Rohini Pande. If you were unable to attend, or if you missed a portion of the webinar, please find a link to the recording below, along with a PDF of the panelists’ presentations. Industry representatives interested in exploring collaboration with Yale should contact, Kathy Lynch, University Director, Corporate Strategy & Engagement at email@example.com, visit covid.edu, or OCR COVID resources.
Yale Engage COVID 19 Inflammation & Genetics, Where Biology Meets Translation
On June 3, 2020, nearly 350 industry representatives and academics joined the inaugural Yale Engage webinar series, Facilitating Collaboration to Combat COVID-19. Opening remarks were made by Michael Crair, PhD, the conversation was moderated by Ruth Montgomery, PhD, and the highly informative panelists included Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Ellen Foxman, MD, PhD, Naftali Kaminski, MD, Carrie Lucas, PhD, Andrew Wang, MD, PhD. If you were unable to attend, or if you missed a portion of the webinar, please find a link to the recording below, along with a PDF of the panelists’ presentations.
VPR Announcement - PPE and Medical Device Innovation and Research Registration
Many Yale faculty, staff and students are actively engaging in research and innovation to develop alternative sources of critically needed medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis. Endeavors such as these to assist Yale, Yale New Haven Hospital, and other healthcare providers are commendable and encouraged by the university.
A Health System Prepares for COVID-19: Nurses Lead the Way
Once it became apparent that COVID-19 was an eminent threat to population health and the capacity of Connecticut’s health systems, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) prepared for the inevitable surge of cases. The health system spans the Connecticut coast and encompasses Yale New Haven, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, and Westerly Hospitals, and Northeast Medical Group. Beth Beckman, the first chief nursing executive for YNHHS and associate dean for partnerships at Yale School of Nursing (YSN), worked to mobilize the nursing workforce, but in the middle of her work, she had to shift to organizing from home under self-quarantine. In mid-March she began to feel symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. She was one of the first confirmed cases in the city of New Haven.Source: Yale School of Nursing
No Room for Bias
As our community comes together to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to acknowledge our clinicians who are selflessly caring for patients, our researchers who have stepped up their discovery around the virus’s pathology and ways to treat it, our staff who are tirelessly working to support our missions, and our students, who are finding creative ways to support patient care while continuing to learn.
Commencement News and Next Steps
By now you have heard from President Salovey the disappointing news that graduation this year will be cancelled. As a class, you have already weathered the disappointment of missing out on your Match Day Celebration, but you showed your resilience and spirit in the ways you found to celebrate virtually. I hope you will greet this additional disappointment with that same resilience and spirit.
VPR Announcement - Coordination of PPE Donations
I write as a follow-up to a message that you may have received with an invitation to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) and other healthcare organizations. In addition to YNHHS, Yale Medicine, first responders, mobile testing sites and CoVID19 biosafety level 3 laboratories at Yale also have extraordinary PPE needs.Source: Research at Yale
Recruiting the YSM Class of 2024
Each year we rely on your collective efforts during Second Look to recruit the most promising MD and MD-PhD students to Yale School of Medicine. We are writing to inform you that YSM Second Look 2020 will now be virtual—select events will be held online during the originally planned dates, March 26-27, 2020. We are also requesting your help with post-Second Look recruitment.
Stress and Resilience Town Halls
Beginning Friday, March 20, the Department of Psychiatry will offer virtual “Stress and Resilience town halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, students, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will take place twice daily and run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.
Yale faculty answers the call in multi-front fight against COVID-19
As COVID-19 began its march across the globe, members of the Yale faculty and administration quickly mobilized to help meet the threat. Yale researchers are helping to set global health policy, cooperating with government agencies on emergency responses, developing diagnostic tests and potential treatments for COVID-19, and making plans to help vulnerable populations. Throughout the crisis, many of them have offered guidance to the general public through scores of media interviews about the true nature and dangers of COVID-19.