Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
Why a Placebo Can Work — Even When You Know It's Fake
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology; and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to National Geographic for a story about the effectiveness of placebo pills.Source: National Geographic
Calhoun: Slavery and Racism Drive a Toxic Double Standard About Breastfeeding
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, writes in The Washington Post that even as women face pressure to breastfeed during the formula shortage, Black women confront counterpressure and less support.Source: The Washington Post
Bold Receives Grant to Study Impact of Menthol Flavor Ban in Cigarettes and E-cigarettes
Krysten Bold, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has received an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the impact of a menthol flavor ban in cigarettes and e-cigarettes to inform tobacco policy.
Brennand Named Finalist for 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Kristen Brennand, PhD, professor of psychiatry, has been named a finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early-career scientists and engineers.
A Balm for Psyches Scarred by War
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Psychology, and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to The New York Times for a story about MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.Source: The New York Times
Four Yale Researchers Honored at the 2022 Association for Clinical and Translational Science Awards
The collaboration that advanced the discovery of ketamine as a treatment for depression was among four Yale award winners at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) annual meeting held in Chicago from April 20 through 22.
Sebastian to be Honored With APA's 2022 Assembly Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) Mentor Award
Dale Sebastian, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, will be awarded the 2022 Assembly Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) Mentor Award by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at its annual meeting May 21 in New Orleans.
Biology of Immigrant Stress: How Can We Be Better Clinicians for Immigrant Families?
Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center, is author of the paper "Biology of Immigrant Stress: How Can We Be Better Clinicians for Immigrant Families?" in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
In Memoriam: Steven Southwick, MD
Steven Southwick, MD, Glenn H. Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, died April 20 after a long illness. This tribute was written by John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Psychology, and Chair, Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Sex Differences in the Acute Effects of Intravenous (IV) Delta‑9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Mohini Ranganathan, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Psychopharmacology that investigated the sex differences in the acute effects of intravenous (IV) delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound of cannabis.Source: Psychopharmacology