Mental Health Issues Linked to Higher Risk of Breakthrough COVID Infections
John Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology, and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, spoke to US News & World Report about new findings that people with mental health conditions may be at higher risk for COVID-19.Source: US News & World Report
New Yale Center Will Focus on Infection and Immunity
The center will have an ambitious goal: to produce better diagnoses, treatments, and ultimately cures for an array of diseases. It will also work toward vaccine development, based on Iwasaki’s pioneering work showing that vaccines directed toward the mucosa might provide better protection than systemic vaccination.
Gee Receives Early Career In Affective Science Award
Dylan Gee, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry, was honored by the Society for Affective Science (SAS) for her research on how early childhood adversity contributes to the development of mental health disorders.Source: Fior Reports
Krystal Discusses Work by Duman in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology, and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News about a study launched by the late faculty member Ronald Duman, PhD, who died suddenly in 2020.Source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Blumberg Elected to CINP Council
Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, has been elected to the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Council.
Sticky Nanoparticles Fight Skin Cancer
Using bioadhesive nanoparticles from the laboratory of Dr. W. Mark Saltzman, Dr. Michael Girardi and his team collaborated with Dr. Saltzman and loaded them with a one-two punch of chemotherapy plus immunotherapy to study its impact in skin cancer. The results may have significant impact for how skin cancer tumors are treated.
OpEd Project Elevates Voices of Women and Underrepresented Faculty at Yale
The goal of the Public Voices Fellowship, an opportunity for 20 faculty at Yale along with those from other universities to participate in the OpEd Project, is for women and underrepresented faculty to write op-eds that appear in leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. But the year-long program does much more than simply expand the voices of those engaged in public debate. It has a lasting impact on the fellows and their careers, says Reina Maruyama, PhD, professor of physics and astronomy and Chair of Women Faculty Forum (WFF).
Despite Precautions, COVID-19 Pandemic Disproportionately Impacts People From Minoritized Backgrounds
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine has found that people from racial and ethnic minoritized backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic despite being more likely to engage in health and safety precautions than their white counterparts.
Yale School of Medicine Launches Innovative Program to Attract and Retain Underrepresented Faculty
This year, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is launching an innovative program to support the research and post-doctoral careers of outstanding research scientists called the YSM Science Fellows Program. The program is a key part of the school’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and will recruit top PhD and MD/PhD recent graduates to engage in independent research and support them in transitioning into open faculty positions at Yale or other institutions.
Health & Veritas: Is Long COVID One Disease or Many? (Ep. 19)
On the Health & Veritas podcast, Yale physician-professors Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz talk about the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. In the latest episode, they talk with Dr. Akiko Iwasaki about her research trying to understand the cause or causes of long COVID, which has more than 200 reported symptoms.Source: Yale Insights
Nasal Vaccination May Protect Against Respiratory Viruses Better Than Injected Vaccines
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, discusses her lab's finding that intranasal vaccinations, by triggering immune properties of mucosal membranes, may offer better protection against respiratory viruses than injected vaccines.