A new study by Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers demonstrates the validity of two new diagnostic tools—the Rapid Opioid Use Disorder Assessment and the Rapid Stimulant Use Disorder Assessment. These instruments may be used to increase diagnoses of opioid and stimulant use disorder and access to treatment.
- July 21, 2023
Many Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war have encountered obstacles when seeking therapies for opioid use disorder in European Union countries, a new Yale-led study finds. The study examines the barriers to opioid agonist therapies (OAT) and providers’ responses to increased demand in OAT enrollment.
- April 03, 2023
As the summer season of 2020 peaked, amidst a swelling pandemic and the murder of George Floyd, a team of physicians and staff within the Yale Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Infectious Diseases banded together with university historians and experts from the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning to create a space to address diversity, equity, and anti-racism. Initially spearheaded by Lydia Aoun-Barakat, MD, associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases), and Gerald Friedland, MD, professor emeritus (infectious diseases), the section established the Infectious Diseases Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism (ID2EA) consortium, which aims to address systemic racism, promote diversity, and promote equity within the infectious disease space both at Yale and beyond via interactive learning sessions.
- March 29, 2023Source: Connecticut Public Radio
James Shepherd, MD, PhD, associate professor of internal medicine (infectious diseases), and Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases), discuss the rise in tuberculosis cases in Connecticut and across the nation.
- February 16, 2023
As a research assistant for the Community Health Care Van, Angel Ojeda enters the spaces where his clients live to help them make healthier decisions.
- November 07, 2022Source: Yale News
A new “pop-up” clinic makes getting the updated, bivalent COVID-19 booster shot even more convenient by bringing health-giving vaccines to the heart of campus.
- August 17, 2022Source: Medscape
The complex association between chemsex — a form of sexualized drug use that includes elements of planning and a clear intent to use specific drugs to enhance the sexual experience — and HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) requires deeper understanding and integrated interventions.
- September 16, 2021
Frederick Altice, MD, has brought together team members from both Yale and West Virginia University to implement integrated care to take steps to curb the intertwined and devastating epidemics of opioid abuse, HIV, and hepatitis C.
- April 01, 2021Source: Yale Daily News
As students and New Haven residents scramble to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments, one 40-foot-long van and a team of health care workers are driving vaccine accessibility in underserved populations.
- March 21, 2021Source: New Haven Register
“It’s about keeping people safe,” said Dr. Frederick Altice, a Yale School of Medicine professor who specializes in infectious diseases and epidemiology and is the creator of the Community Health Care Van program.