Bio Haven: How Yale and New Haven are building a future together
New Haven’s biotech community has seen fits and starts, but today it is achieving critical mass. Upwards of 50 biotech and medical device companies employ more than 5,000 people in greater New Haven. Yale School of Medicine has been instrumental in the communty's growth.
How fruit fly geneticist Tian Xu is transforming the mouse into a genetics workhorse to reveal the causes of human disease
Sitting in a standard-issue clear plastic cage among hundreds of other white laboratory mice, the piggyBac mouse looks absolutely ordinary, not a bit like an animal poised to turn human genetics research on its head. But when Tian Xu, Ph.D., professor of genetics, switches on an ultraviolet lamp, the mouse emits a faint pink glow—an aura that holds the secret of its transformative power.
Yuen PI on New Grant to Support AAPI Students, Faculty
Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center, is the principal investigator on a $24,922 grant awarded to Yale University for a new online intervention program titled, “Acting Together: Culturally-informed clinical education for Asian American Pacific Islander professional trainees.”
SJHE Now Part of Yale College’s Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum
The Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Social Justice and Health Equity Curriculum (SJHE) is expanding beyond the psychiatry residency program and is now being used across Yale College’s undergraduate medical education curriculum.
What's Race Got to do With It? Factors Contributing to Self-Change From Cocaine Use Disorder Among Black Adults
Angela Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is senior author of a paper in Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment that shows multiple race-related factors contribute to the development of, maintenance of, and self-change from cocaine use disorder among Black adults.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Study: People Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Could Be More Prone to Internet, Gaming, and Exercise Addiction
An international research team with members that include Yale scientist Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, have identified several genes and their variants that trigger both substance use and other potentially addictive behaviors.
Epidemiologic and Genetic Associations of Endometriosis With Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders
A Yale-led study published in JAMA Network Open is the first large-scale analysis to investigate phenotypic and genetic factors contributing to the psychiatric comorbidity of endometriosis, a complex gynecologic disease.
Zimbrean Edits 'Transplant Psychiatry: A Case-Based Approach to Clinical Challenges'
Paula Zimbrean, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, is editor of the recently released book, “Transplant Psychiatry: A Case-Based Approach to Clinical Challenges.”
Cannabis Use is Associated With Low Plasma Endocannabinoid Anandamide in Individuals With Psychosis
Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Claire Gibson, MD, fourth-year resident, are lead and contributing authors, respectively, of a study in Journal of Psychopharmacology reporting that among individuals with psychosis, cannabis use is associated with lower levels of Anandamide, one of the main endogenous cannabinoids. This is the first published study on the peripheral levels of endocannabinoids in individuals with psychosis.Source: Journal of Psychopharmacology
Can Neuroimaging Reveal the Roots of Psychiatric Disorders? Not Just Yet
Neuroimaging technology has been shown to hold great promise in helping clinicians link specific symptoms of mental health disorders to abnormal patterns of brain activity. But a new Yale-led study shows there are still kinks to be ironed out before doctors can translate images of the brain to psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Source: Yale News
YSPH students benefiting from interdisciplinary mentorship by REIDS Fellow alumnus
As an alumnus of the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) at the Yale School of Public Health, S. Raquel Ramos understands the value of mentorship and opportunity in academia. Now an associate professor at the Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at YSPH, Ramos is carrying the REIDS’ mission forward by mentoring three MPH students in the interdisciplinary research she conducts at the intersection of nursing and public health.
In Memoriam: William Sledge, MD
William Sledge, MD, died on December 20, at the age of 77. At the time of his death, Dr. Sledge was the George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. He had served in numerous roles within the department, including interim department chair (2007–2009).