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.
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
Yale Study: Ketamine Disinhibits Dendrites and Enhances Calcium Signals in Prefrontal Dendritic Spines
In a study published in Nature Communications, Alex Kwan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and his research team found that within an hour after a mouse received ketamine, there is a substantial increase in the amount of calcium that goes into the dendritic spines for neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
Male Sexual Assault: Hidden Trauma
Why is male sexual assault largely overlooked and neglected by the public, survivors themselves, and some health care professionals? Joan Cook, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to Psychiatric Times in December after she gave a Grand Rounds lecture to the department and discussed the prevalence rate of sexual violence in boys and men.
Yale Review: How Brain Alterations Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
How brain alterations contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors is the subject of a new published review of brain scanning studies by Yale and international researchers. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, is the paper's lead and corresponding author.
Lin, Chang Place 5th in International Natural Language Processing Competition
Eric Lin, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and David Chang, a student in Yale's Computation Biology & Bioinformatics program, placed fifth in the National NLP Clinical Challenges (n2c2) Clinical Semantic Textual Similarity (STS) Task.
Liu Emphasizes Collaboration in His Sports Neuroscience Research
Sports neuroscientist Kun Liu, PhD, Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the Chinese news service Ecns.cn about his program Physical Exercise Affecting on Cognition and Emotion (PEACE). The program incorporates the interdisciplinary field of sports science, neuroscience, and analytical chemistry in studying how and why physical activities can have a unique effect on certain cognitions.
Yale Researchers Measure Ketamine's Effects on a Glutamate Receptor
Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Irina Esterlis, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism that measured the effects of the anesthetic ketamine on a glutamate receptor.