Chen and Team Win Award from 2019 NIDA $100K SUD Startup Challenge
Kevin Chen, MD, fellow, National Clinical Scholars Program, and his team recently won an award as part of the 2019 NIDA $100K SUD Startup Challenge. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the award is given to 10 winners for their startup projects to improve the well-being of those with substance use disorders.
More women in U.S. receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain
Use of 3-D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale Cancer Center researchers in a new study. But adoption of the technology varies widely, reflecting emerging disparities in care, they said.
Yale Study Finds Link Between Medicaid Expansion and Equity in Cancer Care
Racial disparities in timely cancer treatment disappeared in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to an analysis of over 30,000 health records led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2019 annual meeting.
A Better Way to Classify Young Women’s Heart Attacks
A new study, sponsored by Women’s Health Research at Yale, shows how a sex-specific classification system can define and group types of heart attacks that are more common for women. In doing so, the researchers have produced a more accurate guide to treatment and prognosis.
Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients
Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will be readmitted, a Yale-led study reports.
Text Messages Show Promise as Next Step for Improving Heart Health in China
Motivational text messages are a well-liked, feasible new way to provide additional support to Chinese patients with heart disease, reports a preliminary study by researchers at Yale and in China. However, the study did not prove that these targeted text messages led to an improvement in blood pressure control amongst the recipients, the intended outcome.
Yale's School of Public Health and School of Medicine Researchers Find State Laws Have Some Impact on Breast Ultrasound and Cancer Detection Rates
Some types of state breast density notification laws lead to further screening and can modestly boost cancer detection rates, according to a new study released today by researchers at Yale's School of Public Health and School of Medicine (Yale), which used commercial insurance claims data from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. Yale researchers analyzed the data to determine if various state laws, such as ones that mandate that doctors recommend further screening procedures or those that simply require doctors to disclose additional information about dense breast tissue, make a difference in the number of breast ultrasounds provided and in cancer detection rates.Source: PR Newswire
Giant Study Suggests Apple Watch Accurately Catches Atrial Fibrillation
Early results from a giant study of Apple Watch users show the wearable device appears to detect atrial fibrillation (AF) with a high degree of accuracy, and about half the users who got an AF alert said they contacted a doctor.Source: AJMC
Since 1990s, Heart Attacks Have Become Less Deadly and Frequent for Americans
Heart attack prevention and outcomes have dramatically improved for American adults in the past two decades, according to a Yale study in JAMA Network Open. Compared to the mid-1990s, Americans today are less likely to have heart attacks and also less likely to die from them, said the researchers.
Krystal and Nunez-Smith Are Honored by Association for Clinical and Translational Science
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, chair and professor of psychiatry, and professor of neuroscience; and Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (general medicine) and of epidemiology (chronic diseases), have been chosen for awards by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.
Patrick O’Connor to Chair National Clinician Scholars Program Board of Directors
Patrick G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, Dan Adams and Amanda Adams Professor of General Medicine and chief of general internal medicine, has been elected chair of the National Clinician Scholars Program Board of Directors. His three-year term began on January 1.
Diversity efforts drive rise in female and minority medical school students
Medical schools in the United States are accepting more women and minority students a decade after diversity standards were introduced by a national accrediting body. According to Yale researchers, the standards are associated with an increase in both the number and proportion of applicants from underrepresented groups, suggesting that the pool of minority talent is sufficient to boost diversity.
Krumholz, Spatz receive funding to develop new 24/7 blood pressure monitor
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded a $1.2 million, four-year grant to investigators at Texas A&M University and Yale University for the development of a wrist-worn, cuffless blood pressure monitoring system.
CERSI Obtains FDA Grant Renewal
Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (general medicine) and public health (health policy and management) was awarded a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) grant renewal up to $20M for work on the Yale-Mayo Clinic FDA Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI). The grant was recently renewed for years three through seven.