James Rothman appointed Sterling Professor of Cell Biology
James E. Rothman, newly appointed as a Sterling Professor of Cell Biology, is one of the world's most distinguished biochemists and cell biologists. For his work on how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of human cells, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2013.
Yale’s James Rothman shares 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
James E. Rothman, ’71 B.S., the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of our cells, the Royal Swedish National Academy announced today (Oct.7).
A Circuit-Based Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
Vaughn Steele, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, wrote a commentary in Biological Psychiatry about the use of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques to treat substance use disorders.Source: Biological Psychiatry
A ‘Game Changer’ for Police-Community Relations
Joan Cook PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, writes in U.S. News & World Report about an initiative spawned in Southern California that holds hopeful signs for how to heal fractured relationships between law enforcement and the people they serve.Source: U.S. News & World Report
The Virtual 4Ms: A Novel Curriculum for First Year Health Professional Students During COVID‐19
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is senior author of a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that describes the development and implementation of a virtual curriculum for health professional students using volunteer older adults during COVID-19..Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Largest Genome Study to Date of Anxiety Reveals New Risk Variants and Suggests Possible Biological Mechanisms
Daniel Levey, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, are among the authors of a study relating DNA variations and anxiety disorders which has revealed several previously unidentified locations in the human genome where variations in the sequence tend to occur in people with anxiety, compared with people who don't have anxiety.Source: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Delphin-Rittmon Nominated to Serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in Biden Administration
Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Seattle Children’s Knew for Years Security was Called Disproportionately on Black Patients
Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the Seattle Times for a story that revealed security calls on Black patients at Seattle Children’s are more than twice as likely than they were for white patients.Source: Seattle Times
Yale Psychiatry Faculty Member to Interview Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement, for 2021 Women's Mental Health Conference Keynote
The 2021 Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale (WMHC) has announced that a Yale Psychiatry faculty member will moderate its keynote Q&A, and has finalized the agenda for its upcoming conference.
Crusto Selected for 2021-22 Women's Leadership Fellowship
Cindy Crusto, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry, has been accepted as a Fellow in the 2021-2022 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.
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Excited Delirium: Valid Clinical Diagnosis or Medicalized Racism? Organized Medicine Needs to Take a Stand
The “diagnosis” of excited delirium, a term often used to justify and defend police brutality, disproportionately against Black people, has circulated in the medical canon for more than 25 years. It is time — past time, actually — for organized medicine to denounce its diagnostic validity and its use as a shield to justify excessive police force, writes Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Residency Program Director.Source: Stat News
Blumberg to Speak on Teen Suicide Prevention Panel
Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will participate in a panel discussion Sunday, April 11, 2021, related to the prevention of youth suicide.
White Gives Tips on Overcoming Fear of Needles as We Reach for Herd Immunity with COVID Vaccine
In order to reach herd immunity, that may mean some of us are going to have to get over their fear of needles. News 8 spoke with Marney White, PhD, MS, clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and of Psychiatry, to find out some easy ways to try and cope.Source: WTNH