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.
Lo: What Are You? A Biracial Physician on Nuanced Racism
"I lurk in my whiteness to cope. A compliment about my Asianness lands as a racist devaluation of both sides of my heritage. The medical licensing board does not include my race on its registration form. Straddling the boundary of Asian and White as a biracial female psychiatrist, I struggle to handle exoticization, discriminatory assumptions, and subtle marginalization by patients and colleagues. I grapple with the privilege of light-skinned ethnic ambiguity vs the disrespect for having features deviating from the imagined physician appearance. In this piece, I introduce a nuanced dialog about race and advocate for recognition and inclusion of biracial and multiracial minority medical practitioners who defy oversimplified racial categories," writes Emma Lo, MD, Assistant Professor of PsychiatrySource: The Annals of Family Medicine
Decriminalising being Black with mental illness
Mental illness should not be a death sentence. Being Black should not be a death sentence. Yet, in 2020 alone we have witnessed how these intersecting identities—Blackness and having a mental illness—have disproportionately led to the murder of Black people by police officers in the USA, write Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and AZA Allsop, MD, PhD, Second-Year Psychiatry Resident, in a new paper.Source: The Lancet Psychiatry
Simulation in Addiction Education
In recent years, high-fidelity simulation has proven to be a significantly effective teaching tool in psychiatry and specifically in the treatment of addiction and substance abuse. High-fidelity simulation recreates real-life medical scenarios in a safe learning environment and results in improved medical care and better patient outcomes.Source: Simulation in Addiction Education
Asking for a Friend: What If My ‘Fun Years’ Are Already Behind Me?
Vogue spoke to Joan Cook, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, to get a sense of the world’s COVID-19 timeline and advice on how to deal with the overwhelming feeling that the “fun,” unencumbered part of life has passed by.Source: Vogue
Preliminary in vivo evidence of lower hippocampal synaptic density in cannabis use disorder
Adolescent and adult rodents exposed to repeated administration of cannabinoids show persistent microstructural changes in the hippocampus both pre- and post-synaptically, a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers has found.Source: Molecular Psychiatry
Portnoy: Working With Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
In addition to its toll on physical health and economic well-being, the pandemic has exposed the often overlooked crisis of intimate partner violence, writes Galina Portnoy, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.Source: Closler
Portnoy, Martino, Brandt to Develop New Intimate Partner Violence Center at VA Connecticut
Yale Psychiatry faculty Galina Portnoy, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Steve Martino, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, and Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, will lead the development of a new Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS).
Rhee: Trends in Co-Prescribing of Opioids and Opioid Potentiators Among U.S. Adults, 2007–2018
Lead author Greg Rhee, PhD, Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Department of Psychiatry, explores trends in co-prescribing opioids and opioid potentiators among U.S. adults in a recent article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Treatment with Genetically Altered Viruses Targets and Destroys Ovarian Cancer in Mice
Researchers have successfully eliminated chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cells in mice using a single injection of two viruses genetically combined and altered to be safe, leading to long-term survival and demonstrating a potential breakthrough treatment for women.
Crusto Receives Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology
Cindy Crusto, PhD, Associate Professor and Deputy Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, is the 2020 recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology.