59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was held in October in San Francisco, CA. A reception hosted by Fred Volkmar, chair, and Dorothy Stubbe, training director, on behalf of the Yale Child Study Center was held, welcoming current departmental members and alumni. The event was with approximately 60 people attending, during which trainees interested in joining the department were welcomed, old friends were reunited, and the latest work of the departmen
Ross, Fineberg Awarded Research Grants by Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain
David Ross, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; and Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are among the first three researchers awarded grants through the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain, sponsored by the Foundation for the Institutes of Health (FNIH).
Bonomi, McClurkin Named Recipients of Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards
Robin Bonomi, MD, PhD, First-Year Resident, and Michael McClurkin, MD, MPP, Second-Year Resident, have been named recipients of the 2020-21 Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards in Translational Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry.
Dwyer, Wilkinson Awarded NIMH Grants to Study Ketamine, Esketamine
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded grants to two Yale School of Medicine faculty to test the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of ketamine and esketamine or transcranial magnetic stimulation to rapidly reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth and adults. Jennifer Dwyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Radiology; and Samuel Wilkinson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are among eight scientists nationally awarded grants by NIMH to study rapid-acting interventions for severe suicide risk.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Soumya Yandamuri
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Soumya Yandamuri, MSE, PhD has been awarded the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. The grant, “Isolation and characterization of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein monoclonal antibodies,” funds three years and will begin in July 2021.
Dr. Guido Falcone Selected for Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize
The American Academy of Neurology has awarded Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Guido Falcone, MD, ScD, MPH with the 2021 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize in recognition of his outstanding achievements in stroke research.
Lipkes Manuscript Judged Finalist in Book Prize
Celeste Lipkes, MD, MFA, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, continues to earn recognition for Radium Girl, her manuscript of poems. Lipkes was recently named a finalist in the 2020-21 Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second poetry collection. The book prize drew 870 manuscripts this year, and 18 were judged finalists.
Dr. David Hafler Elected to the Association of American Physicians
David Hafler, MD, FANA, William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology; Chair, Department of Neurology; Neurologist-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Hospital has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Ahlert-Smith, Sebastian Honored With Roeske Award
Erica Ahlert-Smith, MD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, and Dale Sebastian, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are the 2020-21 recipients of the Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Sinha Honored With James H. Tharp Award
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience and of Child Study, has received the 2020 James H. Tharp Award, a trust-funded award given by the Board of Directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).