“I smile for children everywhere!” Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Yale professor, Rima Salah, PhD, commemorates the 30th Anniversary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). "Let us unite our strengths and reaffirm our commitment to uphold and fulfill the rights of all children wherever they are."
Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab Publishes Articles in Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry CNNI
Yale School of Medicine's Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab, directed by neuroscientist Sarah Yip, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has published research articles in Molecular Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
Yale Study: Connecticut Overdose Deaths Have More Than Doubled Since 2012
Greg Rhee, PhD, MSW, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Robert Rosenheck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Health Policy, are co-authors of a paper published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence that found the rate of drug overdose deaths in Connecticut has more than doubled since 2012.
Study Suggests Role for Targeting Psychological Variables in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
There is a paucity of evidence-based treatments for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain. These inter-related chronic medical conditions have been central to the unfolding of the opioid crisis. A new study by researchers at Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of Bridgeport, and Western Connecticut State University published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology suggests that psychological variables are important treatment targets for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain.
A Structured Approach to Introducing Residents to Group Therapy Leadership
Zachary M. Harvanek, MD, PhD, a second-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Hun Millard, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, co-wrote a letter to the editor published in Academic Psychiatry that proposes a structured and easy-to-implement protocol to have residents receive formal instruction and experience in group therapy as part of an inpatient rotation.
National Academy of Medicine Elects Six Yale Faculty Members
Six Yale School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The six are among 100 new members elected by the organization to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.
Sestan Among Six Yale Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Genetics and Psychiatry, is one of six Yale faculty members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the organization announced October 21 at its annual meeting.
Yale DrivSim Lab Faculty to Present Research at Premier International Driving Simulation Research Conference in October
The international Road Safety and Simulation (RSS) conference series was established in Rome in 2007 and has since then provided a bi-annual platform for researchers and professionals from various disciplines to share expertise and the latest insights in the field of road safety and simulation. This year's conference will be hosted by the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a self-sustained transportation safety research center in the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering. During this year's conference (October 14th - 17th), Drs. Barbara Banz, Federico Vaca and Kaigang Li will present findings from several ongoing driving simulation and epidemiological studies.
Yale Sleep Researchers Awarded $4.6M To Study Sleep Deficiency / Opioid Use Disorder
Henry Klar Yaggi, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine; vice chief of Research at Yale’s Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, director of the Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine, and an investigator at the VA CT Clinical Epidemiology Research Center (CERC) was recently awarded a grant through The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative.
Antidepressants Are Safe: Final Word?
Results from a large umbrella review of 45 meta-analyses that included > 1000 observational studies show that “there is no convincing evidence of a link between antidepressant use and adverse health outcomes.” According to Medscape: “Some experts urge caution in interpreting the results. "While the methods of this review are sound … and the discussion of these meta-analyses is balanced, an important limitation of meta-analysis and umbrella reviews is the risk of reductionism," write Michael Bloch, MD, Victor Avila-Quintero, MD, and Jose Flores, MD, PhD, all from Yale University School of Medicine. The editorialists say determining the risks of medication exposure during pregnancy is "important and of great concern" to families, physicians, and children. "Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and the umbrella reviews will report more precise estimates of associations that are subject to confounding and bias, leading to false accuracy and certainty," they conclude.