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.
Ivezaj: Language Matters: Patients’ Preferred Terms for Discussing Obesity and Disordered Eating with Health Care Providers After Bariatric Surgery
Many weight‐related and loss‐of‐control eating terms are viewed as undesirable. Health care providers should begin with neutrally rated terms and ask patients about their language preferences when speaking with individuals before/after bariatric surgery to improve patient‐centered care and reduce perceived weight bias.Source: Obesity: A Research Journal
Dangerous 'Drunkorexia' Hits College Campuses
When students diet, exercise or purge to purposely offset calories they consume from alcohol, experts sometimes call this "drunkorexia." Yale Psychiatry's Dr. Lisa Fucito explains how restricting food while drinking alcohol increases the intensity of intoxication.Source: HealthDay
Rhee, Rosenheck: Why Are Black Adults Over-Represented Among Individuals Who Have Experienced Lifetime Homelessness?
Although previous studies suggested that black homeless men have higher rates of drug abuse than white homeless men, the findings highlight the fact that black–white disparities in lifetime homeless risk are associated with socio-structural factors (eg, income and incarceration) and individual adverse events (eg, traumatic events), and not associated with psychiatric or substance use disorders.Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
van Dyck: Combating Heightened Social Isolation of Nursing Home Elders: The Telephone Outreach in the COVID-19 Outbreak Program
In a new article by lead author Laura van Dyck, a fifth-year MD student planning on going into Geriatric Psychiatry, Social isolation and loneliness in nursing home seniors—a common concern now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—is partly relieved by our replicable telephone outreach program.Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Conroy: The COVID-19 AAGP Online Trainee Curriculum: Development and Method of Initial Evaluation
With the disruption of in-person geriatric psychiatry residency education by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAGP Teaching and Training Committee sought to rapidly implement a web-based geriatric psychiatry curriculum.Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Seeing Opportunity to Help Others in a Pandemic
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, told The New Haven Register that COVID-19 “has caused more depression or exacerbation of symptoms if (people) already have anxiety or depression. The economic effects of the virus, losing jobs can make it much more pronounced.”Source: The New Haven Register
Yale Researchers Take Stem Cells One Step Closer to Replacing Parathyroid Gland Function
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells, a significant milestone along the path toward helping people who lack the hormones released by parathyroid glands.
Cannabinoid Use in Psychotic Patients Impacts Inflammatory Levels and Their Association with Psychosis Severity
In a new study, Yale researchers, including first author and resident Claire Gibson, MD, and contributor Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, measured inflammatory markers in individuals admitted to a psychiatric unit with acute psychosis who had toxicology positive for natural and/or synthetic cannabinoids compared to patients with negative cannabinoid toxicology.Source: ScienceDirect
New Study by Yale Psychiatry Researchers Identifies How to Better Screen for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
Despite increasing implementation of health care-based screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization, there is little focus and evidence-base to inform practice and policy for IPV perpetration. Yet patients and health care providers tend to agree on many elements of how to effectively screen for IPV perpetration, a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers concludes.