School of public health

Scholarship named for alumna

The Executive Master’s Degree in Public Health scholarship at the Yale School of Public Health has been named in honor of Irene Trowell-Harris ’73MPH, a distinguished alumna known for her barrier-breaking accomplishments and generous support of education. The $10,000 scholarship is available to every person who enrolls in the new online Executive MPH program, regardless of financial need. The program is designed for professionals interested in acquiring a strong public health education and hands-on leadership and management training. The inaugural class began July 2. Trowell-Harris was the first African American woman in the history of the US Air National Guard to be promoted to brigadier general and subsequently, in 1998, to two-star major general.

Partnership will expand regulatory sciences

The Yale School of Public Health has partnered with Tevogen Bio, a clinical stage biotechnology company, on a major expansion of the school’s regulatory sciences program. Financial support from Tevogen Bio will help subsidize the creation of a robust suite of academic course offerings in regulatory sciences and regulatory affairs at YSPH. The school is also seeking to broaden its research and health policy portfolios to reflect this rapidly expanding and important field. “With Tevogen Bio’s support, we have an opportunity to reimagine our program and to grow it into one that matriculates students who ultimately become national and international leaders in the field,” said Dean Sten H. Vermund.

US vaccination campaign saves lives

The coordinated and rapid COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched in the United States late last year has saved some 279,000 lives and prevented 1.25 million hospitalizations, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. These gains, however, could be swiftly reversed by the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has the potential to unleash a surge of new cases among the millions of people in the United States who remain unvaccinated.   

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