Latest News from Fernandez Lab
Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) Associate Professors Thomas Fernandez, MD and Michael Bloch, MD were recently notified by the Tourette Association of America (TAA) that the center’s Tic and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Program has been renewed as a TAA Center of Excellence.
- June 30, 2022
Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) community members came together via zoom on June 29, 2022 to continue the Center’s tradition of honoring long-term service to the University.
- April 18, 2022
In the face of a continued surge in mental health needs worldwide, the Yale Child Study Center continues to focus on recruiting and retaining dedicated faculty conducting cutting edge research and providing outstanding clinical care. Several clinicians and scientists will be joining the YCSC faculty as of July 1, 2022.
- April 14, 2022Source: GenomeWeb
Yale University researcher Thomas Fernandez has teamed up with bioinformatics startup Allelica to develop polygenic risk scores (PRSs) related to certain neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- April 12, 2022Source: PR Newswire
Dr. Fernandez of Yale School of Medicine will use Allelica's PRS technology to better understand the genetic basis for multiple childhood neuropsychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), ADHD, anxiety disorders, Tourette Syndrome, chronic tic disorders, motor stereotypies, and autism spectrum disorders.
- March 30, 2022
The first Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) Trainee Pilot Research Awards were announced on March 16, 2022.
- June 30, 2021
The Yale Department of Psychiatry honored residents, fellows, and faculty at its annual Residency & Fellowship Commencement Ceremony held virtually June 17 and 18.
- March 18, 2021
Researchers at Yale University and the Mayo Clinic have devised a way to recreate the earliest stages of cellular development that produces such an amazing diversity of cell types.
- March 18, 2021Source: YaleNews
Using skin cells harvested from two living humans, researchers in the lab of Yale’s Flora Vaccarino were able to track their cellular lineage by identifying tiny variations or mutations contained within the genomes of those cells.
- July 10, 2019
Emily Olfson, MD, PhD, a fourth-year resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program, has been awarded the 2019 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outstanding Resident Award. Olfson also has been chosen to receive a travel award through the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).