Yale Researchers Find Where Stress Lives
Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications.
Here's Why You're So Exhausted, Despite Doing Less During the Coronavirus Pandemic — And How to Feel Better
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience and Director of the Yale Stress Center, spoke to Yahoo Life about the impact of stress on the body during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ni Feng receives a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Award
Ni Fend, a postdoctoral researcher in Elena Gracheva's lab, has become a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar. Her project "Hanging in the Balance: Fluid Homeostasis in Hibernation" aims to reveal fundamental knowledge about how hibernation enables some species to survive over an entire winter without water. This project will use the thirteen-lined ground squirrel as a model system to dissect and manipulate the neural circuits that regulate fluid balance across torpor and arousal states during hibernation.
Major Gift Will Support an Innovative Brain Research Collaboration
The Swiss-based NOMIS Foundation is making a large five-year award for research into what makes the human brain unique. The research will be a collaboration between the laboratories of James P. Noonan, PhD, associate professor of genetics and of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine, and Franck Polleux, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Columbia University and a member of that school’s Zuckerman Institute. Their combined mission is to understand the brain and mind.
Two Yale MD-PhD Students Honored With Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Two Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD students, Stefano Daniele (fifth-year) and Eric Hoyeon Song (fourth-year), are among the 30 new recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The fellows, all of whom are immigrants or the children of immigrants, were selected from a record-breaking pool of over 2,200 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States.
New Deputy Dean for Scientific Affairs (Basic Science Departments) Is Named
Anthony J. Koleske, PhD, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and neuroscience, assumes the role of deputy dean for scientific affairs (basic science departments) effective April 1, 2020. Koleske succeeds Michael Crair, PhD, William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and professor of ophthalmology and visual science, who steps into the role of Yale University's vice provost for research.
In Isolation, Worries and Stress are Magnified
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, speaks about the coronavirus quarantine and the difficulty for people who suffer from substance use disorder, gambling addiction, or problematic video gaming—otherwise known as Internet gaming disorder.
Stress and Resilience Town Halls
Beginning Friday, March 20, the Department of Psychiatry will offer virtual “Stress and Resilience town halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, students, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will take place twice daily and run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.
Yale Scientists Awarded $8.4M Grant to Develop Treatments for Women With Problem Drinking
Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a five-year, $8.4 million federal grant to establish a new research center at Yale that will develop treatments to help women with problem drinking.
Yale Psychiatry's Smith, Sestan Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership, and the Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program, and Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry, were recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).
Yale Genomics Study: Helping Researchers Better Understand the Opioid Epidemic
A human genomics study led by two Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers identified specific genetic regions that link opioid exposure and dependence to neuropsychiatric traits like risk-taking behaviors, alcohol abuse, and depression.
Michael C. Crair, PhD, Is Named Yale's Vice Provost for Research
Michael C. Crair, PhD, William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and professor of ophthalmology and visual science; deputy dean for scientific affairs (basic science departments), has been named Yale University's next vice provost for research, effective April 1.
Yale Team Recruits For SPARK Autism Study At NCC
A team from Yale heading up regional recruiting efforts for one of the most comprehensive medical studies ever attempted to try to get to the root of what causes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was in Newtown recently as part of a resource event at the new Community Center.
The Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology Host: “Perivascular Spaces in the Brain & Contributions to Pathology of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease” on March 24
The purpose of this Yale mini-symposium is to highlight the huge unmet clinical need to understand the pathophysiology of small vessel disease to inform future therapeutic efforts to reduce the burden of this illness due to cognitive impairment and dementia. In particular the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie diffuse white matter disease and small vessel disease in the brain, the relationships between them, and how they may contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia.