Clinical Case Conference Series on Black Youth Mental Health Launched at Yale
Directed by YCSC Chief Resident and Child Psychiatry Fellow Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a new first of its kind Black Youth Mental Health Clinical Case Conference Series is being launched in January. Six mental health clinical case conferences will be held in person from January through June 2024.
Building Bridges: DICE-Driven Exchange Connects Navajo Technical University Students with Yale School of Medicine
In a unique educational collaboration, students from Navajo Technical University (NTU) recently visited Yale University's School of Medicine, thanks to a partnership curated by YSM's Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement office, commonly known as DICE. The cross-cultural experience offered individuals from both institutions an opportunity to learn from each other and share diverse perspectives on the value of an education in science and medicine.
Welcome New Staff, Faculty, Postdoctoral Associates/Fellows & Postgraduate Associates/Fellows (Nov. 2023)
The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome the following new faculty, staff members, postgraduate associates / fellows, and postgraduate associates / fellows who joined us in October 2023...
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Update (November 2023)
Over the past five months, I have learned much about Yale and its deep commitment to our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. I’ve met with every section chief, and they've all affirmed their commitment and support to DEI within the department. I am thankful for their support.
Overdiagnosis and Preventative Screening: A Q&A With Ilana Richman
In a Q&A, Ilana Richman, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine (general medicine), discusses why overdiagnosis is a concern, the challenges of assessing the benefit of new screening technologies, and the risks and benefits people should weigh when considering preventative screening.
Alcohol Research Conference Fosters Collaboration Across Specialties
Now in its second year, the Yale Conference for Alcohol Research and Education (YCARE) was held on September 30, 2023. Offering a comprehensive agenda of talks, panel discussions, and poster presentations, the all-day event brought together Yale's researchers, clinicians, and other stakeholders under the banner of alcohol research. Bubu Banini, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases), Yale School of Medicine (YSM), spearheaded the conference, along with co-directors David Fiellin, MD, professor of medicine (general medicine) and emergency medicine, YSM, and public health, Yale School of Public Health; Graeme Mason, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical imaging and of psychiatry, YSM; and Sherry McKee, PhD, professor of psychiatry, YSM.
Having False-Positive Mammogram Result Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk Years Later
Ilana Richman, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine (general internal medicine), offers possible explanations for why there is a link between false-positive mammography and breast cancer.Source: Healthline
Dr. Jorge Moreno Honored with Emerging Trailblazer Award by Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University
On October 13, 2023, the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU) honored Jorge Moreno, MD, assistant professor of medicine (general internal medicine), with the Emerging Trailblazer Award at their annual gala during Latinx Heritage Month. The award recognizes “selfless individuals for their achievements and positive influence on the Latinx community.”
The Long History of Long COVID and Other Chronic Illnesses
The term post-acute infection syndrome refers to chronic diseases that occur after an acute viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, including chronic Lyme and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Yale School of Medicine is investigating the many questions surrounding post-acute infection syndromes in its new Center for Infection & Immunity.
NIDA Invests Nearly $7M to Address the Opioid Crisis Among Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence
The National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded nearly $7 million to MPIs Tami Sullivan, PhD (Psychiatry and Public Health); E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS (Internal Medicine and Public Health); and Dawn Johnson, PhD (University of Akron Department of Psychology) to study medication for opioid use disorder treatment retention among women who experience intimate partner violence.