"What is Our Lane?": Question Explored at 19th Annual Power Day
What is Our Lane? On November 22, 2019, over 250 Yale MD, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Physician Associate (PA) students grappled with this question in the context of activism in health care. The conversation marked the 19th annual Power Day, which provides an important forum for discussing the role of power in health care, and celebrates those who use it well.
Faculty, residents, and staff honored at 2014 psychiatry commencement
At its annual Residency & Fellowship Commencement Ceremony, Yale Department of Psychiatry announced recipients of national and departmental awards. The event, held on June 6th at Davenport Residential College, marked the graduation of 18 residents and 29 fellows.
At Medical Education Day, Enhancing Educator Development and Scholarship
Kelley M. Skeff, M.D., Ph.D., warned his audience in The Anlyan Center auditorium not to nod off as the lights dimmed over his PowerPoint. “I’m very good at picking up cervical dislocation,” he joked, referring to the possibility of nodding heads.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Memorial fund continues to support training in social psychiatry
The Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund provides support for medical students and residents to complete projects in the field of social psychiatry. Dr. Roberts was well known for his contributions to the field of social psychiatry, which focuses on the interpersonal and cross-cultural context of mental illness and treatment modalities.
Alumni encourage trainees to present work, engage peers at national conferences
Alumni of the Yale Psychiatry Residency and Yale Predoctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology share their experiences as presenters at national conferences and encourage current trainees to take advantage of these unique opportunities.
Noori: 'I Felt It Was My Duty' to Volunteer on the COVID-19 Unit
"When we found out that we could volunteer to help, I felt it was my duty to do so. It helped me find meaning in this whole crazy pandemic that we're going through and actually calmed me down," third-year Yale Psychiatry resident Sofia Noori, MD, told Medscape Medical News.Source: Medscape Medical News
Roxas, Shen: George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America
Co-authors and Second-Year Residents Nichole Roxas, MD, MPH, and Alice Shen, MD, write: "The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again?"Source: Scientific American
In Psychiatry, Yale Resident AZA Allsop Has Found Where His Passion for Music, Medicine Fit Together
AZA Allsop, MD, PhD, is a First-Year Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is also a music artist with a burgeoning career, and co-founder of Renaissance Entertainment LLC, a company that operates at the intersection of art, science, and community building to drive culture.
Calhoun: All Doctors Should Be Activists. Sincerely, a Psychiatry Intern
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a Yale Psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, recently published a personal essay describing her experiences with racism in the medical field in Academic Psychiatry. The piece, "All Doctors Should Be Activists. Sincerely, a Psychiatry Intern," was influenced by a recent talk Calhoun delivered at a February 2020 Pediatrics Grand Rounds.Source: Academic Phsychiatry
Calhoun, Roxas Receive Award from Yale Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to Complete Global Mental Health Research
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, and second-year resident Nichole Roxas, MD, MPH, recently received an award from the Department of Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to complete research related to global mental health and social psychiatry.
Finding Wellness Amidst Isolation and Uncertainty
"Within this time of great uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic, and its subsequent changes in routines, schooling, employment, and illness, it may seem impossible to find hope and positivity. However, I have been impressed by the strength, kindness, and compassion of not only those I work with in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale, but also the patients and their families for whom I care."
Barron Designs Face Mask With Shield For Extra Protection
Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, a fourth year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, is stepping in to help fill medical workers’ need for face masks. Accompanied by his wife, Kristin Budde, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and their 2½-year-old assistant, Everett, Barron decided to investigate how to make a mask that would fill the gap health-care workers are faced with during the COVID-19 crisis.Source: New Haven Register