Cho, Favuzzi, Girgenti, Keding, Westwater Awarded BBRF Young Investigator Grants
Five Yale Department of Psychiatry and Child Study Center researchers have been awarded Young Investigator Grants from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Youngsun Cho, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; Emilia Favuzzi, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Matthew Girgenti, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Taylor Keding, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the Child Study Center; and Margaret Westwater, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, are among 150 early career scientists worldwide honored with the award.
Gelernter, Potenza Receive Grant to Study Genetic Risk Variants for Methamphetamine Use Disorder in Thailand
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, and Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience have received a federal grant to study and identify genetic risk variants for methamphetamine use disorder and related mental health traits in people in Thailand.
Investigators Launch Study Aimed at Accelerating Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
A multidisciplinary team of researchers based at Yale will launch a series of studies aimed at accelerating understanding of bipolar disorder and generating new and more effective treatments. 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, will lead the research team.
Picciotto to Direct Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, has been appointed director of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, the largest doctoral program in the biological and biomedical sciences at Yale.
The 5 Fastest Ways To Access Resilience In Difficult Times
“Resilience is not only something that is ‘inside’ a person, or a fixed trait,” says Yale psychologist, Jacob Tebes, PhD. The former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology, Tebes says that resilience made up of internal factors and outside influences.Source: Forbes
Associated Brain Alterations and Future Suicide Ideation in Female Adolescents and Young Adults with Mood Disorders
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, discusses her co-authored paper ‘Brain grey and white matter structural associations with future suicidal ideation and behaviors in adolescent and young adult females with mood disorders" on The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health podcast.Source: The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
"Raising Children of Peace" ECPC launches new lecture series at Yale Child Study
Can how we raise our children lead to a more peaceful and sustainable world? Hear the voice of Science herald a new era! Learn how Early Childhood Development can build a Culture of Peace and strong foundations for resilience, social justice, and social cohesion.Source: Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) on Medium
Inspiring Careers: Dr. Hilary Blumberg
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, was profiled by MQ Mental Health Research in celebration of Women's History Month.Source: MQ Mental Health Research
Study Probes Connection Between Excessive Screen Media Activity and Mental Health Problems in Youth
Smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, and other screen devices have become a major temptation for people of all ages, but a new study is focusing on the possible connection between excessive screen media activity and mental health problems in youth.
What Does it Mean to be 'Nonbinary?'
Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, told Yahoo! Life the biggest misconception people have about nonbinary people is that they’re “going through a phase,” which she explains is far from true.Source: Yahoo! Life
Gordon Honored by National Partnership for Community Leadership
Derrick M. Gordon, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Program on Male Development in the Division of Prevention and Community Research, is the National Partnership for Community Leadership’s (NPCL) 2023 Research and Scholarship Award Recipient.
New Haven Crisis Response Team to Expand Services
Elm City COMPASS, the non-police crisis response team that launched last year in New Haven, is expanding with a second response team and longer hours because of its success during a pilot phase. The program is directed by Jacob Tebes, PhD, professor of psychiatry (psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Public Health.Source: The New Haven Register
Millard, Wasser Appointed to New Roles at YNHH Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services
Hun Millard, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, will serve as deputy medical director of psychiatry and behavioral health services for Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Tobias Wasser, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, will join YNHH Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services as deputy medical director for community and forensic psychiatry.
Yuen PI on New Grant to Support AAPI Students, Faculty
Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center, is the principal investigator on a $24,922 grant awarded to Yale University for a new online intervention program titled, “Acting Together: Culturally-informed clinical education for Asian American Pacific Islander professional trainees.”