NIH Funds $11.8 Million Research Center at Yale on Opioid Use Disorder, Opioid Misuse, and Chronic Pain
A team of researchers bridging the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine, the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Yale School of Public Health were recently awarded an $11.8 million grant through the NIH Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative. The grant will support the establishment of a research center to advance integrated treatments for chronic pain and opioid use disorder or opioid misuse.
Faculty in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry Partner to Expand Access to Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder for Patients During and After Hospitalization
Supported by a $3.5M grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), faculty in the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine and the Yale Department of Psychiatry have partnered to implement a three-arm trial that will investigate the optimal approach to enhance post-discharge AUD treatment engagement and reduction of alcohol use.
Beginning the Journey in Medicine
“Teaching yourself, patients, and others is what the profession of medicine entails.” Assistant Professor Oluwatosin Adeyemo, MD, MPH, shared this idea with the 104 first-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students during their two-week Introduction to the Profession (iPro) course.
Triage Standards During Pandemic May Worsen Racial Disparities in Treatment
Two Yale-led studies suggest that a standard measurement designed to help predict which patients have the best chances of survival—and who therefore should receive treatment—could promote racial disparities of treatment outcomes.Source: YaleNews
Yale Black Postdoctoral Association Provides Visibility and ‘Home’ to Black Postdocs
The Yale Black Postdoctoral Association is about community and support, said the founders, but it is also about enhancing the visibility of Black postdocs — to one another, and to the Yale School of Medicine community at large.
Yale Doctors Ready to Welcome Resettled Refugees
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Adult Refugee Clinic at Yale, spoke to the New Haven Register about preparations by Yale School of Medicine physicians to welcome Afghan refugees to Greater New Haven.Source: New Haven Register
The pandemic marks another grim milestone: 1 in 500 Americans have died of covid-19
At a certain point, it was no longer a matter of if the United States would reach the gruesome milestone of 1 in 500 people dying of covid-19, but a matter of when. A year? Maybe 15 months? The answer: 19 months.Source: The Washington Post
Community Research Fellowship Program has Successful Inaugural Year
As part of a new program introduced by the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE) at Yale Cancer Center, and in partnership with the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), nine community members from New Haven joined five research groups at Yale Cancer Center for a 9-month Fellowship in 2021 to bring community perspectives to cancer research and to learn about cancer research at Yale.