OpEd Project Elevates Voices of Women and Underrepresented Faculty at Yale
The goal of the Public Voices Fellowship, an opportunity for 20 faculty at Yale along with those from other universities to participate in the OpEd Project, is for women and underrepresented faculty to write op-eds that appear in leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. But the year-long program does much more than simply expand the voices of those engaged in public debate. It has a lasting impact on the fellows and their careers, says Reina Maruyama, PhD, professor of physics and astronomy and Chair of Women Faculty Forum (WFF).
Optimizing Medical-Legal Partnerships in Pediatric Psychology to Reduce Health Disparities
Medical-legal partnerships provide an opportunity for psychologists to broaden their interdisciplinary collaborations, to more aptly meet the social and legal needs of their patients to assist in reducing inequities among underserved pediatric populations. The systematic incorporation of MLPs into pediatric psychology training may help to increase the utilization of these services moving forward.Source: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Inaugural Q-Med Conference Generates Enthusiasm and a Capacity Crowd
Gender- and sexual-minority students in the health care professions from across the United States and other countries gathered at Yale School of Medicine March 30 and 31 for the first annual Q-Med conference, a meeting organized to address the role of leadership in the LGBTQI+ health care community.
Student honored for her advocacy in LGBTQI issues
Nicole “Nix” Sitkin, a third-year medical student, will receive the 2017 LGBT Health Achievement Award from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association at AMSA's 67th Annual Convention and Exposition in Washington, D.C., in February.
Evaluating the Evidence for Brain-Based Biotypes of Psychiatric Vulnerability in the Acute Aftermath of Trauma
Ziv Ben-Zion, PhD, postdoctoral associate, and Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, are first and senior authors, respectively, of the paper "Evaluating the Evidence for Brain-Based Biotypes of Psychiatric Vulnerability in the Acute Aftermath of Trauma" published in The American Journal of Psychiatry.Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
YSM to Establish Yale Center for the Science of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Yale School of Medicine will establish a research center to study the acute and chronic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids on neurodevelopment and mental health. The Yale Center for the Science of Cannabis and Cannabinoids will be led by Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry and a leading expert on the pharmacology of cannabinoids.
Sawubona Virtual Healing Circles Provide a Healing Space
Two Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty lead a support program that provides a healing space to Black first responders, health and mental healthcare workers, and the Black community at large. Chyrell D. Bellamy, PhD, MSW, professor of psychiatry and director of PRCH, and Angela M. Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of the REAL at Yale, lead the program.
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.”