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Sinha Honored With James H. Tharp Award

Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience and of Child Study, has received the 2020 James H. Tharp Award, a trust-funded award given by the Board of Directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

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  • Yale Psychiatry Names New Research Leaders at Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Marina Picciotto, PhD, Deputy Chair for Basic Science and Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, of Pharmacology and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Ribicoff Labs and of the Division of Molecular Psychiatry. Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Assistant Chair for Translational Research, and Director of the Yale OCD Research Clinic, has been named Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) and of the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP).

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  • Chief of Medical Genetics Gets COVID-19 shot

    Recent announcements about the imminent availability of multiple promising vaccines against COVID-19 brought hope this winter as the virus tightened its grip on the US and around the world. That hope turned to reality for Yale Genetics Clinical Chief Yong-hui Jiang, who received the first does of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine earlier this January.

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  • Disagreeing Takes up a Lot of Brain Real Estate

    When two people agree, their brains exhibit a calm synchronicity of activity focused on sensory areas of the brain. When they disagree, however, many other regions of the brain involved in higher cognitive functions become mobilized as each individual combats the other’s argument.

    Source: YaleNews
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  • Sinha Gives Talk at NIAAA 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, spoke at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's 50th Anniversary Symposium on December 1. The title of her talk was "Alcohol's Dark Side."

    Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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  • Why Are Some Scientists Turning Away From Brain Scans?

    Joy Hirsch, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience, is using an alternative to brain scans to study the "social brain" - what happens when people talk, touch or make eye contact.

    Source: The Associated Press
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