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
$15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger
Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.
Sinha Recognized for Her Outstanding Scientific Contributions to the Alcohol Field
Rajita Sinha, Foundations Fund Endowed Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor in Neuroscience and of Child Study at Yale School of Medicine received the 2020 Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award for her outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field, demonstrating sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research and with substantial impact on the field.
Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Dr. Elena Gracheva, an Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience, is a 2020 Finalists of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.Source: Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
2020 Lustman Resident Research Awards announced
The Yale Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that Albert Higgens-Chen, MD, PhD, and Kartik Pattabiraman, MD, PhD, are the first place co-recipients of the 2020 Seymour Lustman Resident Research Award in Psychiatry. Amalia Londono Tobon, MD, received honorable mention.
Calhoun, Roxas Receive Award from Yale Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to Complete Global Mental Health Research
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, and second-year resident Nichole Roxas, MD, MPH, recently received an award from the Department of Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to complete research related to global mental health and social psychiatry.
Ni Feng receives a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Award
Ni Fend, a postdoctoral researcher in Elena Gracheva's lab, has become a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar. Her project "Hanging in the Balance: Fluid Homeostasis in Hibernation" aims to reveal fundamental knowledge about how hibernation enables some species to survive over an entire winter without water. This project will use the thirteen-lined ground squirrel as a model system to dissect and manipulate the neural circuits that regulate fluid balance across torpor and arousal states during hibernation.Source: Ni Feng receives a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar award
Eric Brandt selected for ACC young investigator award
Eric J. Brandt MD, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Cardiovascular Medicine, was selected as a finalist for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Young Investigator Award. He will present his research at the annual Scientific Session March 29.