Dr. Barbara Banz and DrivSim Lab Faculty Present Research at 42nd Annual RSA Scientific Meeting
Abstracts Published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Volume 43, Issue S1; June 2019 Pages: 54A (Abstract 110); 135A (Abstract 433 and 434); 195A (Abstract 675) Abstract 110: RELATING RECENT BINGE-DRINKING AND FREQUENT DRINKING SYMPTOMS TO NEURAL RESPONSES OF SECONDARY TASK ENGAGEMENT IN DRIVING SIMULATION IN A YOUNG ADULT POPULATION Conclusions: These data show significant relationships for recent binge drinking and frequent drinking symptoms with attentional processing which may translate to limitations in performing secondary task engagement during driving simulation. Our brain-based data offer insight into a contextual setting where attentional faculties are critical for safety. These data hold important implications for distracted driving and crash risks among sober young drivers with a history of heavy drinking.
Webcast Oct 5 | The Lancet Series on Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale
The World Bank is hosting a live-streamed global launch of the new Lancet Early Childhood Development Series on Oct 5th from 2-4 pm EST at its annual world summit of Economic Ministers. Three Yale faculty are among the noted authors of this series that is a major milestone with major global implications.
Yale Cutting-Edge Scientist Honored by President Obama
Dr. Young-Shin Kim, Associate Professor at the Child Study Center, was honored by President Obama yesterday as recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). She received this award for her innovative research in the role of environmental risks and gene-environmental interaction in increasing Autism Spectrum Disorder prevalence. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on early career science and engineering professionals.Source: The White House
No money for diapers: A depressing reality for poor mothers
Low-income mothers who cannot afford diapers are also more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety, Yale University researchers write in the August issue of the journal Pediatrics. Megan Smith, DrPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of epidemiology at Yale, is principal author of the study.
Dr. Donna Spiegelman, Director of Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science, Receives Grant to Support Community Organizations in Ending the HIV Epidemic
To strengthen the quality of, and technical expertise available to, projects funded by federal agencies as part of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE), Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Director of the Yale School of Public Health’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS), has been awarded the NIH grant “R3EDI: Rigorous, Rapid, & Relevant Evidence aDaptation & Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic.”
Who should inform the public on the president’s health? Yale Biomedical Ethics expert weighs in
Patient-physician confidentiality is a fundamental principle of medical ethics. In an interview with WTNH, Sarah Hull, MD, the associate director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics, discusses how physicians should balance obligations toward individual patients with the duty to promote public health and preserve public trust.Source: WTNH
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
Surge in single-use PPE feeds "toxic" pandemic waste crisis
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic produced millions of articles of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Without proper disposal, many items end up in traditional waste streams or dumped in the open. Reusable PPE, Dr. Jodi Sherman notes, may provide a solution.Source: Financial Times