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.
Development and Validation of the Psychiatric Inpatient Experience (PIX) Survey: A Novel Measure of Patient Experience Quality Improvement
David Klemanski, PsyD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, recently published a paper about a new survey he created alongside colleagues Todd Barnes and Cynthia Bautista to measure patient experience for inpatient psychiatry. The measure itself is part of a larger project of patient experience measures within Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.Source: Journal of Patient Experience
Garakani Named Outstanding Young Alumnus by SUNY Upstate Medical University
Amir Garakani, MD, DFAPA, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and chair of psychiatry and behavioral health at Greenwich Hospital, has been named Outstanding Young Alumnus by SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
Sen appointed Medical Director for Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Yale Cardiovascular Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center are pleased to announce the formal appointment of Sounok Sen, MD, as the new Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.
Why a Placebo Can Work — Even When You Know It's Fake
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology; and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to National Geographic for a story about the effectiveness of placebo pills.Source: National Geographic
Psychedelic Medicine: Creating an Introductory Course for Mental Health Professionals and Trainees
William Prueitt, MD, third-year resident, and Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, clinical instructor, are co-authors of a paper in Academic Psychiatry that describes the Yale Department of Psychiatry's elective course on psychedelic medicine.Source: Academic Psychiatry
New Haven Community Gathers to Celebrate Yale Psychiatry's Kathy Carroll, Plan Playground in Newhallville
The Kathy Carroll Community Playground, currently planned in the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven, will bring a safe place to play for children living at and nearby Christian Community Action (CCA): deep purple tunnels and slides, climbing structures and even a swing set. It’s a project the late Kathleen “Kathy” Carroll, PhD, who supported CCA for decades, would be proud of.
Bold Receives Grant to Study Impact of Menthol Flavor Ban in Cigarettes and E-cigarettes
Krysten Bold, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has received an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the impact of a menthol flavor ban in cigarettes and e-cigarettes to inform tobacco policy.
Brennand Named Finalist for 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Kristen Brennand, PhD, professor of psychiatry, has been named a finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early-career scientists and engineers.
A Balm for Psyches Scarred by War
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Psychology, and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to The New York Times for a story about MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.Source: The New York Times