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  • 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.

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  • 2020 Lustman Resident Research Awards announced

    The Yale Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that Albert Higgens-Chen, MD, PhD, and Kartik Pattabiraman, MD, PhD, are the first place co-recipients of the 2020 Seymour Lustman Resident Research Award in Psychiatry. Amalia Londono Tobon, MD, received honorable mention.

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  • LISTEN: Yale Expert On Coping With Stress In A Pandemic

    Unlike other singular traumatic events, the pandemic is ongoing. Connecticut Public Radio’s Diane Orson reached out to Dr. Steven Marans, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center. She asked about ways to cope when a threat is long-lasting.

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  • Dr. Barbara Banz leads Yale DrivSim Lab in new research publication published in NeuroReport

    Distracted driving is a primary contributor to the leading cause of death and injury across the lifespan – motor vehicle crashes. Young drivers are of prominent public health concern as they are involved in roughly 40% of fatal crashes and they may be uniquely vulnerable to distractions, (including cell phones, navigation systems, and peers) while driving due to ongoing brain development. In order to better understand the effect driving has on attention and distracted driving in young drivers we compared brain responses to auditory stimuli under two conditions: while participants were driving and while they were not driving a high-fidelity driving simulation. A smaller brain response to auditory stimuli was found in the driving as compared to the not driving condition. The differences in brain response represent the demand of driving on attention abilities. These brain-based data highlight a vulnerability to become distracted while driving which can lead to fatal motor vehicle crashes.

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