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.
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.
Social Science Researchers Engage Students in Social and Policy Questions Raised by COVID-19
Social science questions related to COVID-19 are being explored by Yale researchers. Five faculty members recently gave short presentations about their projects for Yale College students interested in working with them as research assistants.
Helping Kids and Parents Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety: A Conversation with Dr. Eli Lebowitz
What can parents and educators do during the pandemic to help kids cope with uncertainty and continue to learn and thrive? Suzanne McCabe, editor of Scholastic Kids Press and host of the Scholastic Reads podcast, recently spoke with Dr. Eli Lebowitz, an associate professor at the Yale Child Study Center and director of the center’s Program for Anxiety Disorders.
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.
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.
Handling Regression During COVID-19
Many parents are noticing regression in their young children’s development during the current COVID-19 crisis. Regression in a child’s development adds significantly to parents’ already high levels of worry, but knowing the role regression has in development can alleviate anxiety and help parents understand their children’s behavior.
Helping Kids and Parents Cope With Covid-19 Anxiety
What can parents and educators do to help kids cope with uncertainty and continue to learn and thrive? In this episode, host Suzanne McCabe talks with Dr. Eli Lebowitz, an associate professor at the Yale Child Study Center and director of their Program for Anxiety Disorders.
Stories from the Yale Child Study Center: Chapter 2
As a part of her second year social work fellowship project, Hannah Bowen, LMSW, explored the mode of narratives and storytelling as a catalyst for deeper individual and organizational connections at the Yale Child Study Center. This is Chapter 2 of the documentary series.
Stories from the Yale Child Study Center: Chapter 1
As a part of her second year social work fellowship project, Hannah Bowen, LMSW, explored the mode of narratives and storytelling as a catalyst for deeper individual and organizational connections at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC). This is Chapter 1 of her documentary series.
Interview with Dr. Nathan A. Fox, 2020 Gesell Lecture Visiting Professor, about COVID-19
Dr. Nathan A. Fox, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, discusses his research on children’s brain development in the context of COVID-19. Dr. Fox is the 2020 Gesell Lecture Visiting Professor.
Wondering How Your Children Are Doing During COVID-19? Watch Them Play
As parents of young children are struggling to cope during an unprecedented frightening and difficult time, they might be worried about how their children are doing. Imaginative play allows young children to express thoughts and feelings they are unable to put into words.