Implicit bias may help explain high preschool expulsion rates for black children
Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to research conducted by the Yale Child Study Center. The results help explain why black students tend to be suspended at much higher rates than white students, the authors say.
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to be Highlighted at International Conference
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to be Highlighted at International Conference On May 5, 2016, between 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – at City Hall in Norwalk, CT, Dr. Matia Finn-Stevenson will be among an esteemed panel of experts presenting testimony at the Special Town Meeting: Children’s Museums and the Achievement Gap, which is part of the InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact international conference for the Association of Children's Museums. Dr. Finn-Stevenson will be addressing the academic achievement gap and how the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is making a difference.
A Systematic Policy Review of Early Childhood Development & Peacebuilding
Conflict and fragile conditions that arise as a result of adversities such as civil wars, deprivation and emergency situations invariably compromise the lives of children. This report presents the findings of a systematic review of early childhood development and peacebuilding policies across fourteen conflict-affected and post-conflict countries.Source: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families
Rima Salah is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale Child Study Center and former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. We talk with Professor Salah about her new book, Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families, that she edited in collaboration with Dr. James Leckman and Catherine Panter-Brick from Yale University.Source: The MacMillan Report
Yale Psychiatry Names New Research Leaders at Connecticut Mental Health Center
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Deputy Chair for Basic Science and Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, of Pharmacology and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Ribicoff Labs and of the Division of Molecular Psychiatry. Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Assistant Chair for Translational Research, and Director of the Yale OCD Research Clinic, has been named Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) and of the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP).
Potenza Named Director of Division on Addictions Research at Yale
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD (Yale College ’87, MD ’93, PhD ’94, Psychiatry Residency ‘98), Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Division on Addictions Research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Fourth Annual Anesthesiology Department Celebration of Research Will Be Sept. 20-21
Renowned neuro-anesthesiologist and researcher George Mashour, MD PhD, the Bert N. Lau Professor of Anesthesiology Research and Associate Dean at University of Michigan Medical School, will be the keynote speaker.
Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Now Accepting Applications
This program provides research funds to a select number of junior physician-scientists who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research, are engaged in funded research, and have a compelling need for the award in order to maintain research productivity in the face of extraordinary caregiving needs.
Genome screen uncovers new targets for cancer immunotherapy
A new genome-wide screen of 20,000 human genes in T cells have turned up several new candidates to unleash the immune system’s ability to attack a variety of tumor types, Yale Cancer Center researchers report Aug. 22 in the journal Cell.
Yale's Review of Advances in Oncology on June 14: Highlights from the ASCO® Annual Meeting 2019
Due to budgetary and time constraints, many oncologists and researchers are unable to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®) Annual Meeting and would benefit from this update. The goal of Yale’s Review of Advances in Oncology is to provide hematologists, medical oncologists, and oncology nurses with Yale’s perspective on current data and information presented at the ASCO® Annual Meeting 2019.
New Stem-cell Cultivation Procedure Boosts Hope for Cures
When the Taylor lab in Yale’s Division of Reproductive Sciences extracted stem cells from human endometrial tissue—more commonly known as the uterine lining—the researchers were proud of their accomplishment. They didn’t think the find was extraordinary, and they certainly didn’t imagine that it might lead to treatments for a neurodegenerative condition. They were wrong—and happily so.
A Joint YNHHS/YSM Medical Staff and Faculty Engagement Survey
This year, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) are collaborating on a joint medical staff and faculty engagement survey, which will be administered from May 13 to June 3, 2019 by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.