How autism may stem from problems with prediction
A ‘predictive coding’ theory of autism suggests that many of the condition’s hallmark traits occur when sensory input overrides expectation in the brain. Yale researchers, Katarzyna Chawarska, James McPartland and Philip Corlett, are featured.Source: Spectrum
Multicenter Trial Management Unit Expands the Scope of Research at Yale
In the past, Yale investigators who led multicenter trials had to put together ad hoc study teams, relying on unconnected siloed services to carry out their research. At the end of these trials, these teams, which had compiled so much experience and knowledge, disbanded and their knowledge was lost. This system was inefficient and put Yale at a disadvantage when competing with other institutions for grants for multicenter studies.
Yale study: Social media boosts friendship quality in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
A study by Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center researchers found that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) derive high friendship quality through their use of social media
Major autism study underway-Yale researchers leading the charge
A study that could transform the way autism is diagnosed, tracked and treated and the work is being done in New Haven. Yale researchers are leading the charge in the four year study – the largest autism study funded by National Institutes of Health.Source: WTNH News8
International Society for Autism Research: International Meeting for Autism Research
The 12th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the world’s largest scientific gathering on autism research, met Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4 at the Kursaal Convention Center, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain (see picture). Over 20 members of the Yale Child Study Center attended and were active participants in the scientific sessions.
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
Pietro De Camilli Selected for 2021 E.B. Wilson Medal
Pietro De Camilli, professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Yale University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been chosen by ASCB to receive the 2021 E.B. Wilson Medal. De Camilli is also the director of the Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine.Source: American Society for Cell Biology
Powers Receives the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research
Albert Powers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Medical Director and Associate Director of the Yale PRIME Psychosis Risk Research Clinic, has received the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research from the Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation.
Physical activity changes during behavioral weight loss treatment by Latinx patients with obesity with and without binge eating disorder
"This study addresses several important areas that are underrepresented in the literature. Notably, this study focused on Spanish-speaking-only Latinx individuals who are underrepresented in treatment research on both binge-eating disorder and on obesity. Understanding the effects of existing treatments in culturally diverse samples is imperative so that treatments can be refined and effectively disseminated more broadly. Additionally, evaluating specific behavioral changes that are components of complex interventions may contribute to a better understanding of ways to enhance treatment outcomes and to guide more targeted dismantling studies," said Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER).Source: Obesity
Psychiatric Sequelae of Stroke Affecting the Non-dominant Cerebral Hemisphere
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and Robert Blake Werner, Jr., MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of the paper "Psychiatric Sequelae of Stroke Affecting the Non-dominant Cerebral Hemisphere" published in Journal of Neurological Sciences.Source: Journal of Neurological Sciences
Workforce Development in Public Psychiatry: Impact of the Yale Fellowship
Jeanne L. Steiner, DO, Professor of Psychiatry; Walter S. Mathis, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Dale D. Sebastian, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Tobias D. Wasser, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry are co-authors of a paper in Academic Psychiatry that highlights the impact and growth of the Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Improving the Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women
Dr. Samit Shah is leading a team to demonstrate the effectiveness of validated, but not widely administered procedures for the many women who have reduced blood flow to the heart without blocked arteries or cholesterol build-up often associated with heart disease.
Assessing an Insomnia Intervention for Black Women
Dr. Soohyun Nam is testing — for the first time — an evidence-based stress-reduction intervention for insomnia that has shown potential for addressing the underlying causes of sleep difficulty in a manner culturally sensitive to the needs of Black women.