VA/Yale Researchers Lead Multi-ancestry Study of Genetics of Problematic Alcohol Use
A study led by VA Connecticut Healthcare Center/Yale researchers reveals ancestries around the world possess a shared genetic architecture for problematic alcohol use – habitual heavy drinking, accompanied by harmful consequences. Hang Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and of biomedical informatics & data science at Yale School of Medicine and VA Connecticut, and Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, and professor of genetics and of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine and VA Connecticut, were first and senior authors, respectively.
EPFL Researchers Release New Large Language Model for Medical Knowledge
EPFL researchers have just released Meditron, the world’s best performing open source Large Language Model tailored to the medical field designed to help guide clinical decision-making. Mary-Anne Hartley, Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine's Section of Biomedical Informatics & Data Science, is leading the medical aspects of the study.Source: EPFL
Yale Psychiatry Researchers Awarded Grant to Establish PRISM Initiative
Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers have been awarded a three-year federal grant to establish the Partnered Evaluation of Relationship Health Innovations and Services through Mixed Methods (PRISM) Initiative. Galina Portnoy, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is the principal investigator on the PRISM Initiative, a $1.63 million grant supported by the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and VA’s Care Management and Social Work Service Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP).
Ohno-Machado Named Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI)
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, MBA, PhD, was formally recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on November 12, at a ceremonial dinner during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2023 Annual Symposium.
Anti-obesity Medication Semaglutide (Wegovy®) Could Benefit Millions of Americans With Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
The medication has the potential to markedly reduce the risk of heart attacks and other heart-related conditions among millions of Americans with obesity who have also been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, a Yale study shows.
Schwamm Receives American Heart Association 2023 Chairman’s Award
The American Heart Association presented its 2023 Chairman’s Award to Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schwamm was recognized during the presidential session on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 at the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023.Source: American Heart Association
Construyendo Comunidad: Inaugural Conference Unites Latine Health Professionals
Hosted by the Yale Department of Psychiatry Diversity Committee, the inaugural Latine Professionals Conference invited Latine identifying members of the New Haven health community together for a daylong conference centered around building community and the recruitment, retention, and advancement of Latine professionals.
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence Experience and Use in the Veterans Health Administration
A first-of-its-kind study by Yale School of Medicine researchers revealed high amounts of intimate partner violence involvement among adult patients seeking mental health services at veterans’ health care facilities in the United States.
What Does Natural Language Processing Mean for Biomedicine?
Several researchers at Biomedical Informatics & Data Science are interested in exploring natural language processing (NLP) in biomedicine. In this article, four of these scientists explain what NLP means for their research and share perspectives on the opportunities of this fast-growing field.
Future Data Scientists and Biomedical Informatics Researchers Will Be Trained in Master’s Program at Yale
Yale School of Medicine’s master’s degree program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB), with a new biomedical informatics & data science concentration, seeks to train graduates in biomedical sciences, engineering, and computer science.