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Yale Internal Medicine's Office of Global Health Undergoes Leadership Change Amidst Pandemic

This past July, Tracy Rabin, MD, SM, and Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, were appointed director and associate director of the Department of Internal Medicine's Office of Global Health. This exciting change to all-female leadership came with another surprise -- the rise of COVID-19. 

"COVID-19 made it clear that we could no longer simply do what our Office has been doing so well for so long," said Rabin, associate professor of medicine (general internal medicine). "That we need to think in different ways about engaging in capacity building with our partners and providing global health education for our trainees."

In light of the pandemic, Rabin and Shenoi revisited the very mission of the Office of Global Health and the scope of its work.

"We're asking, how can we best serve our partners?" said Shenoi, assistant professor of medicine (infectious diseases). "How can we best serve the mission of the university and the School of Medicine?"

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Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2021