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New Grant to Establish Training Program in Honor of Malison

A new grant will allow Yale Psychiatry researchers to continue and expand the work begun by the late Robert T. Malison, MD, professor of psychiatry. The Robert T. Malison Yale-Chulalongkorn Stress, Alcohol Use and Psychopathology Training Program seeks to extend the work that Dr. Malison and Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, spearheaded and had been conducting for decades prior to Dr. Malison’s unexpected passing in July 2020.

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  • Study: Purpose in Life and Social Connection Protect Against Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Research has shown that U.S. veterans are at high risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors and death by suicide. In fact, prior to the pandemic in 2019, veterans accounted for 12 percent of all suicide deaths despite accounting for approximately 6 percent of the total population. A new study led by National Center for PTSD and Yale researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of U.S. veterans to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to changes in suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The results were published online April 5 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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