Jeffrey Pollak named the inaugural Robert I. White Jr., M.D. Professor
Jeffrey S. Pollak, appointed as the inaugural Robert I. White Jr., M.D. Professor of Interventional Radiology, has interest in embolotheraphy, including for acquired and congenital vascular abnormalities and malformations, fibroids, and malignancies, as well as other minimally invasive treatments for tumors, including local ablation.Source: Yale News
Robert White, MD, Receives 2010 Career Achievement Award
Dr. White is a professor of diagnostic radiology and the director of the Vascular Malformation Center at Yale University. After training in medicine, cardiology and diagnostic radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served as the director of its Cardiovascular Diagnostic Laboratory for 17 years before taking on the chairmanship of diagnostic radiology at Yale in 1988.
Lydecker: Among people facing food insecurity, researchers find a hidden health issue: eating disorders
“There is something with the psychology where the overeating isn’t just the amount of food consumed. It’s really that distress and that feeling that they can’t stop even if they wanted to,” said Janet Lydecker, a psychologist at the Yale School of Medicine. “So that creates feelings of failure and also of feelings that I’m not the person I should be.”Source: Stat News
Duman, Pothula: Cell-type speciﬁc modulation of NMDA receptors triggers antidepressant actions
In a new paper published in Molecular Psychiatry, Santosh Pothula, Post Doctoral Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Ronald S Duman, and the late Ronald Duman, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, write that both the NMDA receptor (NMDAR) positive allosteric modulator (PAM), and antagonist, can exert rapid antidepressant effects as shown in several animal and human studies. However, how this bidirectional modulation of NMDARs causes similar antidepressant effects remains unknown.Source: Molecular Psychiatry
Kenneth Keniston, Leading Social Psychologist with Ties to Yale Psychiatry, Dies at 90
Kenneth Keniston, PhD, a leading social psychologist who taught in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and later founded MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, passed away earlier this year, after a long illness. He was 90 years old.
Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Dr. Elena Gracheva, an Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience, is a 2020 Finalists of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.Source: Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Southwick: Life after COVID-19: Recovered New Yorkers find hope in helping others
“There is a strong relationship between resilience and altruism,” says Steven Southwick, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry, post-traumatic stress disorder, and resilience at Yale University School of Medicine. “It’s very well known that giving support increases one’s social and emotional well-being, and decreases our stress responses.”Source: Christian Science Monitor
Conference for First-Generation and Low-Income Medical Professionals and Students Is First of Its Kind
On June 9, 2020, hundreds of pre-medical students, medical students, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country will unite virtually for the first-ever gathering of its kind: a celebration of individuals in the medical profession who identify as first-generation college graduates and/or low-income.
Li, Fortunati, Stanley: Emerging Need and Early Experiences With a COVID-Specific Psychiatric Unit
Patients with acute psychiatric needs who are COVID-19 positive can be safely cared for in a COVID-specific psychiatric unit, but determining when they can be discharged can be challenging, wrote Luming Li, M.D., and colleagues at the Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital in a Psychiatric Services article in press.Source: Psychiatric Services
Li: Planning for a psychiatric COVID-19–positive unit: Identifying key decision points is critical
Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Medical Director of Quality Improvement at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH), recently co-authored a piece detailing her experience launching telehealth services at YNHPH.Source: MD Edge
Physicians at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital Launch Telehealth Services in Response to COVID-19
When the COVID-19 pandemic began forcing people across the state and nation into self-imposed quarantine earlier this spring, the care providers and staff at Yale New Haven Psychiatry Hospital (YNHPH) knew they had to find innovative ways to continue providing services to patients — regardless of whether they could meet in person.
Budde: There Are Still Psych Emergencies During a Pandemic
Dr. Kristin Budde, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, wrote about her experience as an emergency psychiatrist amid the COVID-19 pandemic for a series titled Flattened By the Curve, which features the voices of doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, and others on the front lines against COVID-19.Source: McSweeney's Internet Tendency