University of São Paulo - Brazil

USP’s faculty participate in Yale and Brazil initiative

(by Filipe Albessu Narciso) – June 9th, 2021

In 2020, Yale University released a series of webinars directed to Brazilian students. The institution’s objective is to foster career opportunities in scientific areas and promote connections between these students and researchers from their renowned university. The webinar series, named “Supporting Future Science Research”, took place in three different dates: December 16th, 2020, February 23rd, 2021, and May 6th, 2021. The events were attended by USP’s faculty.

The webinars were organized by Marcelo Dietrich, a Brazilian associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, who has been offering annual workshops about biomedical sciences for many years. Dietrich and Mariana Nigro, former researcher of Yale School of Medicine, launched a virtual mentorship program for undergraduate and graduate Brazilian students at Yale. The focus of the program is to inspire young talents in the sciences in Brazil. The program was the theme of the first webinar of the series, which was called “Supporting Future Science Research”.

The second webinar was a discussion panel on new ways of strengthening the bond between academic institutions. With an analysis of the partnership between Yale School of Medicine and USP’s Ribeirão Preto Medical School, the discussion was moderated by Michael Cappello, professor of pediatrics, microbial pathogenesis and public health at Yale, and counted on the participation of Benedito Antonio Lopes da Fonseca, USP’s associate professor.

The last event was a webinar on improving lines of research. Moderated by Albert Ko, Yale School of Medicine professor and Head of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases department, the event welcomed Luís Carlos de Souza Ferreira, Dean of the Biomedical Sciences Institute at the University of São Paulo (USP). A detailed summary of the meeting can be accessed through this link of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.

Access the website of the webinars to watch USP’s faculty on the events here.

To have access to the Yale and Brazil initiatives, access the Mentorship Program Iniciativa PROXIMA website here.