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.
Sinha Elected Vice President; Mason on Board of Research Society on Alcohol
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and professor in the Child Study Center and of neuroscience; and Graeme Mason, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical imaging and of psychiatry, have been elected to officer and board positions for the Research Society on Alcohol (RSA).
Student Loan Forgiveness Is a Racial Justice Issue. The Senate Is Wrong to Overturn Biden's Plan
"Student debt after all is a racial justice issue. Due to systemic racism, Black and brown Americans have to borrow more money to achieve the same level of education. And even after achieving that same level of education, we are subjected to workplace inequities rendering us as statistically more likely to be underpaid, under-promoted, and undervalued no matter our field of employ," writes Carmen Black, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Social Justice and Health Equity (SJHE) Education.Source: Newsweek
Preliminary Study of Interactive Effects of THC and Ethanol on Driving
Yale researchers, in a paper published in Psychopharmacology, studied the combined and separate effects of ethanol and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on perceived ability to drive, subjective effects, and simulated driving.Source: Psychopharmacology
Crusto Honored by Society for Community Research and Action
Cindy A. Crusto, PhD, professor of psychiatry (psychology) and associate dean for gender equity at Yale School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2022 Outstanding Contributions for Mentorship in Racial Justice Award from the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.
D'Souza Edits 'Marijuana and Madness'
Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry and a leading expert on the pharmacology of cannabinoids, is editor of “Marijuana and Madness,” the third edition of an award-winning book that provides a comprehensive overview of the complex associations between cannabis and mental illness.
Lived Experience–Led Research Agenda to Address Early Death in People With a Diagnosis of a Serious Mental Illness
Greg Rhee, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, is co-author of a paper in JAMA Network Open that attempts to develop the first lived experience–led research agenda to address early mortality in people with serious mental illness.Source: JAMA Network Open
Kathy Carroll Honored with New Playground in Newhallville
A brand new, vibrant playground in the Newhallville section of New Haven stands as a lasting monument to the legacy of Kathleen “Kathy” Carroll, PhD, grounded in Carroll’s love of community, passion for citizenship and inclusion, and dedication to giving.
Considerations of Sex and Gender in FDA Tobacco Regulation
Danielle R. Davis, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; and Carolyn M. Mazure, PhD, Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women's Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology, and director, Women's Health Research at Yale, provide examples of proposed regulatory changes by the FDA that could benefit from a greater focus on women and the influence of sex and gender on tobacco use.Source: JAMA
Strategies for the Management of Voices Shared in a Brazilian Hearing Voices Group
Graziela Reis, MPH; Larry Davidson, PhD; Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, and Mark Costa, MD, are co-authors of a paper in Psychiatric Quarterly that describes the voice management strategies shared in a hearing voices peer support group within a Brazilian public mental health service.Source: Psychiatric Quarterly