Clearing the Haze: What Do We Still Need to Learn About Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems?
Important questions remain regarding the relative benefits versus risks of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). In light of these challenges, the authors propose key ENDS research priorities to address these gaps.Source: Cancer Prevention Research
WHRY Launches Studies on Endometrial Cancer, Addiction to Opioids, and Stroke
While continuing to focus on the impacts of COVID-19, the center has enlarged its research portfolio to include new projects on the prevention of endometrial cancer in a growing cohort of women at high risk, non-opioid pain management following a cesarean section for women with opioid use disorder who are in recovery, and sex differences in stroke.
Seeing Opportunity to Help Others in a Pandemic
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, told The New Haven Register that COVID-19 “has caused more depression or exacerbation of symptoms if (people) already have anxiety or depression. The economic effects of the virus, losing jobs can make it much more pronounced.”Source: The New Haven Register
New Study by Yale Psychiatry Researchers Identifies How to Better Screen for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
Despite increasing implementation of health care-based screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization, there is little focus and evidence-base to inform practice and policy for IPV perpetration. Yet patients and health care providers tend to agree on many elements of how to effectively screen for IPV perpetration, a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers concludes.
Conference for First-Generation and Low-Income Medical Professionals and Students Is First of Its Kind
On June 9, 2020, hundreds of pre-medical students, medical students, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country will unite virtually for the first-ever gathering of its kind: a celebration of individuals in the medical profession who identify as first-generation college graduates and/or low-income.
Addressing the Physician-Scientist leaky pipeline: Early Career Physician Scientist Initiative & Insights on Fostering Physician-Scientists at Yale School of Medicine
Physician-scientists (PS) account for ~1.5% of the nation’s entire physician workforce. This article discusses the challenges of early-career PS and ways to address them.Source: American Physician Scientists Association
Guidance on Conduct of Human Research during COVID-19
We write to inform you of current policy and guidelines for modifications to our procedures for conducting human subject research at the School of Medicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include modifications as well as information on what needs to be reported to the IRB.
In follow-up to President Salovey’s update on Yale’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), I write to provide detailed updates specific to Yale School of Medicine. We continue to take proactive measures to protect the safety of our faculty, staff, and students while continuing to maintain our core missions as best as possible. We are benefitting from the expert advice and diligent work of our faculty in Yale School of Medicine as well as Yale School of Public Health.
Yale Talk Podcast: Salovey, Iheanacho, Dike, Mandhry Discuss The HAPPINESS Project
Yale President Peter Salovey; Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty Theddeus Iheanacho, MD, and Charles Dike, MD; and Eddie Mandhry, Director for Africa and the Middle East for the Yale Office of International Affairs, discussed The HAPPINESS Project, which aims to improve mental health care delivery in Nigeria, on a recent Yale Talk podcast. The four men were in Lagos, Nigeria, in January, when they announced expansion of The HAPPINESS Project, which trains primary care workers in Imo State, Nigeria, to screen for, assess, and treat mental health conditions like depression, psychosis, and anxiety.Source: Yale University Office of the President