Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism
Yale researchers will study the development of functional brain connectivity during late pregnancy to early adolescence thanks to a five-year, $12.4 million grant from Autism Centers of Excellence Program, part of efforts by the National Institutes of Health to understand the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Irwin receives $7 million grant to investigate healthy interventions for ovarian cancer patients
Yale School of Public Health Associate Dean of Research and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology Melinda Irwin, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to explore how nutrition and exercise interventions can improve chemotherapy outcomes and reduce toxicity for women with ovarian cancer.
Gianvito Masi, MD Named MGNet Scholar for Myasthenia Gravis Research
Gianvito Masi, MD, a neurologist in the lab of Kevin O’Connor, PhD, has been selected as a MGNet Scholar by the Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network (MGNet), which is part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. The grant, “Investigating immune mechanisms underlying checkpoint inhibitor myasthenia gravis,” funds two years of research and will begin in June 2022.
Naila Makhani, MD, MPH, named Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Naila Makhani, MD, MPH, has been named a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, starting in July of 2022. The five-year early-career award is highly competitive and prestigious –a limited number of awards are given out by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to highly qualified newly-independent researchers.
McKee, Bellamy Receive Grant to Continue Development of Peer Mentor Training Program
Sherry McKee, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, associate professor of psychiatry have received a grant from the Elizabeth Dollard Charitable Trust to support continued development of their peer mentor training program for people in recovery from substance use and with lived experience of incarceration.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant Will Fund First Clinical Trial of Ketamine to Treat Depression in People With Parkinson’s Disease
Two Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to conduct the first clinical trial of ketamine to treat depression in people with Parkinson’s disease.
$13 Million Grant to Study Malignant Brain Tumors Awarded to YSPH Researcher and Colleagues
A team of scientists led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health has received a $13 million grant to investigate the molecular evolution of lower grade gliomas, slow growing but malignant brain tumors that primarily affect young adults.
Yale Geneticist With Rare Disease to Build Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle
A $3 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, awarded to a team of researchers led by Monkol Lek, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Yale, will support Lek and his team in creating a Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle — a roadmap of healthy skeletal cells and how they change at four key age group milestones between the ages of zero and 18 years.
Yale Study Participants Release Songs Created as Part of Hallucination Research
Philip Corlett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and his research team working on a study that evaluates the impact of group song-making on hallucinations, recently reached one of the first milestones associated with the project: The first group of participants has released an EP of music created during its sessions.
Girgenti Awarded Study Grant by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Matthew J. Girgenti, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, has been awarded a $90,000 grant by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for his study, “Understanding Suicide Through Postmortem Targeted Brain Multi-omics.”
$8.5M Federal Grant Aims for Big Impact from Small Molecules in the Gut
Yale researchers across a range of disciplines are coming together to explore the important role of microbial metabolites in our microbiota—the trillions of bacterial cells that colonize our intestines.Source: Yale West Campus
$3.59M NIMH Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, MD
A new, five-year, $3.59M grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) was awarded to Principal Investigator Serena Spudich, MD, Gilbert Glaser Professor of Neurology at Yale, along with co-PI, Joshua Cyktor, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh.
Ross, Fineberg Awarded Research Grants by Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain
David Ross, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; and Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are among the first three researchers awarded grants through the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain, sponsored by the Foundation for the Institutes of Health (FNIH).
Dwyer, Wilkinson Awarded NIMH Grants to Study Ketamine, Esketamine
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded grants to two Yale School of Medicine faculty to test the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of ketamine and esketamine or transcranial magnetic stimulation to rapidly reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth and adults. Jennifer Dwyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Radiology; and Samuel Wilkinson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are among eight scientists nationally awarded grants by NIMH to study rapid-acting interventions for severe suicide risk.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Soumya Yandamuri
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Soumya Yandamuri, MSE, PhD has been awarded the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. The grant, “Isolation and characterization of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein monoclonal antibodies,” funds three years and will begin in July 2021.
$11.12M gift supporting hemorrhagic stroke treatment launches innovative research network
Research teams from Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale University and University of California, San Francisco form the American Heart Association’s newest stroke scientific research network funded by Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher FoundationSource: American Heart Association