Crusto Honored by Society for Community Research and Action
Cindy A. Crusto, PhD, professor of psychiatry (psychology) and associate dean for gender equity at Yale School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2022 Outstanding Contributions for Mentorship in Racial Justice Award from the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.
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).
Ariadna Forray, MD and Kim Blenman, PhD, MS Take the Helm at MORE
The new co-directors of Minority Organization for Expansion and Retention (MORE), Ariadna Forray, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Kim Blenman, PhD, MS, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology) and assistant professor of computer science, have been active participants in the organization and benefited from its programs and resources. They describe MORE as an essential place at Yale School of Medicine for connecting with other faculty who share their backgrounds and experiences. Now, they say, they hope to expand its reach.
In Study of Veterans, Positive Personality Traits Moderate Persistent High Alcohol Consumption
Peter Na, MD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH, professor of psychiatry and of public health, led a research team that examined the psychosocial moderators of high alcohol consumption determined by polygenic risk in military veterans.Source: Psychological Medicine
A Single Dose of Psilocybin Boosts Neuroplasticity and Reduces Depression Symptoms
Patrick Skosnik, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Deepak D'Souza, MD, Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Journal of Psychopharmacology that provides evidence that psilocybin induces lasting changes in neuroplasticity and that these changes are linked to improvements in depression symptoms.Source: PsyPost
Huckins to Receive 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Theodore Reich Early Career Award
Laura Huckins, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, has been awarded the 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) Theodore Reich Early Career Award. Huckins was selected for the award based on her published work describing the genetic underpinnings of eating disorders and PTSD as well as for her service to the psychiatric genetics community.
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.
Girgenti Paper Explores 'iHerd,' A Hierarchical Graph Representation Learning Method
Matthew Girgenti, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is co-author of a paper in PLOS Computational Biology that explores a hierarchical graph representation learning method called iHerd.Source: PLOS Computational Biology
Ramaswamy Praises the 'Nuclear Family,' but Single Parents Say His Comments Hurt
Carmen Black, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a single parent, spoke to USA Today for a story about comments presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy made regarding his upbringing in a two-parent household.Source: USA Today
Distribution of CARES Act Provider Relief Funding to Psychiatric Care Organizations
John Havlik, a Yale School of Medicine student, and Jack Tsai, PhD, associate professor adjunct of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Psychiatric Services that tracked distribution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding among psychiatrists.Source: Psychiatric Services
Picciotto to Direct Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, has been appointed director of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, the largest doctoral program in the biological and biomedical sciences at Yale.
Forray Featured Speaker at Capitol Hill Briefing
Ariadna Forray, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for the Wellbeing of Women and Mothers at Yale, was a featured speaker at a briefing on Capitol Hill on July 26 about the impact of the opioid epidemic on maternal health.