Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse meets with Yale-DAHRS Scholars
On Friday, October 5, Scholars representing the Yale-Drug use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS) program were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Yale researchers receive federal grants to study pain management in veterans, active military members
Three Yale and VA Connecticut Healthcare System research teams have been awarded federal grants as part of a multi-year study of how to manage chronic pain in veterans and active military members without the use of drugs.
Connecticut ranks high in opioid-related visits to hospitals
With opioids in wide circulation, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, chief of emergency medicine at the hospital and chairwoman of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine, isn’t sure that one-day spike will stand as a record.Source: New Haven Register
Yale authored CDC report lauds New Haven’s response to fentanyl overdoses
The quick-acting response by city medical, law enforcement and public health officials to last summer’s string of fentanyl overdoses likely limited the potential impact of the drug’s deadly outbreak, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Source: New Haven Register
Experts: Combination of genes, environment contribute to opioid, other addictions
Genetics plays a 50 percent role in a person’s chances of developing addiction, according to Dr. Stuart Gitlow, executive director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease at the Frank Foundation.Source: The New Haven Register
Overcoming barriers to partner notification of HIV
Among the most difficult barriers to preventing the spread of HIV are those that hamper the notification of sexual and needle-sharing partners that they have been exposed to the infection. In a new study, Yale researchers investigate the factors that prevent such partner notification, both directly by men who have sex with men and by the health department, and suggest ways to overcome those barriers in order to better treat the disease and prevent its spread.
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Welcomes New Members, Drs. Debbie Humphries, Christine Simon, and Junhan Fang
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) welcomes two new associate faculty members, Drs. Debbie Humphries and Christine L. Simon, and a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Junhan Fang. Their arrival reflects CMIPS’ ongoing efforts to foster a multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to developing and disseminating innovative methodological approaches to increasing the uptake and implementation of effective public health interventions.
Covid-19 in Connecticut Public Schools
Nearly all Connecticut schools closed after the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. But starting this past fall, state policy makers and school officials have been increasingly focused on getting as many students physically back into the classroom as possible, citing benefits to student education, mental health, and socialization. Keeping students in schools safely depends upon the levels of transmission found within individual schools and in the broader community. In Connecticut, individual school districts have made autonomous decisions about their learning models, often changing weekly to an in-person, hybrid or remote model in response to local conditions. State officials have characterized in-school outbreaks as rare, despite the numbers and patterns of reported cases. The independence of Connecticut public school districts has also produced inequitable access to the facilities and services needed to safely return to school during a pandemic.Source: Yale COVID Mapping Initiative