Five Yale researchers awarded grants to study women’s reproductive cancers
Five researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have received grants from Discovery to Cure, a program at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences that advances the prevention, early detection, and treatment of women’s reproductive cancers such as ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.
Gelernter, Potenza Receive Grant to Study Genetic Risk Variants for Methamphetamine Use Disorder in Thailand
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, and Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience have received a federal grant to study and identify genetic risk variants for methamphetamine use disorder and related mental health traits in people in Thailand.
$20M Federal Grant Renewed for Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have renewed a $20 million grant for the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS). The Yale center is led by co-directors Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; and Stephanie O’Malley, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry.
D'Souza, Gelernter Awarded Grant to Study Genetic Risk Factors in Cannabis Use Disorder
Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, and Joel Gelernter, MD, will study the biology of a person’s response to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active constituent of cannabis. They will identify genetic risk factors to cannabis use disorder and study how cannabis risk variants influence THC response in a laboratory setting.
Investigators Launch Study Aimed at Accelerating Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
A multidisciplinary team of researchers based at Yale will launch a series of studies aimed at accelerating understanding of bipolar disorder and generating new and more effective treatments. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will lead the research team.
Datta Receives Grant from Alzheimer's Association to Study Protein that Could Aid Early Detection
Dibyadeep Datta, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to study how a specific protein present in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may aid in early detection of the illness before symptoms are present, thereby improving treatment outcomes.
Opara receives $3.5 million grant to curb urban drug use, involve youth in research
Yale School of Public Health Associate Professor Ijeoma Opara has received the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Racial Equity Visionary Award. The award is a NIDA DP1 grant for $3.5 million over five years that will allow her to work within predominantly urban neighborhoods to curb substance use among racial/ethnic minorities.
Montalvo-Ortiz Awarded NIDA Grant for Opioid Use Disorder Study
Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the project, “Deciphering the single-nucleus genomic regulatory structure of opioid use disorder in the human brain.”
Simon Roy, MD Awarded Grant for Diversifying Acral Melanoma Research
Yale Dermatology Clinical Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow Simon Roy, MD has received a $50,000 Dermatology Fellowship Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance. This competitive grant boosts Dr. Roy's efforts to conduct research into acral melanoma - a rare and understudied melanoma subtype - among a diverse patient population.
Yadav Receives American Epilepsy Society Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has awarded Postdoctoral Associate Taruna Yadav, PhD with a $50,000 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. This competitive fellowship supports Dr. Yadav’s research into using a wearable technology - the ARTiE Watch - to quantify impaired consciousness in epilepsy.
Grant supports development of novel noninvasive test for malaria
A research team co-led by Yale School of Public Health professor Dr. Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH, has received $500,000 in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the development of an innovative noninvasive test for malaria using lasers and ultrasound.
Yale Researchers to Study MDMA, Methylone as Possible Treatments for Veterans with PTSD
Two Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a federal research grant to study the effects of the drugs MDMA and methylone as possible treatments for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Damsky Wins LEO Foundation Award in Region Americas
Bill Damsky, MD, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology and dermatopathology is the recipient of the 2023 LEO Foundation Award in Region Americas. The $100,000 award recognizes Dr. Damsky’s research on cutaneous sarcoidosis and granuloma annulare (GA), both inflammatory skin conditions without FDA-approved treatments.
Yale Researcher Awarded $40 Million to Lead New VA Study to Evaluate Esketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression
Somaia Mohamed, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is lead co-investigator of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study that has been awarded $40 million to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel antidepressant medicine, esketamine, for veterans and others with treatment resistant depression (TRD).