Dr. Sten Vermund to deliver John F. Enders Lecture
Yale School of Public Health Professor Sten H. Vermund, an international leader in HIV/AIDS and global health research and policy, will give the prestigious John F. Enders Lecture Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C. The lecture is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Ensuring Bone Health for Adolescents Identifying as Transgender
With a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Carpenter and Christy Olezeski, is using sophisticated methods to obtain a picture of the dynamic process of bone development in adolescents undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.
De Aquino Awarded IMPOWR-YOU Grant to Study Pain Sensitivity, Opioid Use Disorder
Joao P. De Aquino, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been awarded a pilot grant from the Integrative Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder for Whole Recovery-Yale and Organizations United (IMPOWR-YOU) Research Center to evaluate the relationship between pain sensitivity and brain synaptic density among people with opioid use disorder (OUD).
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.
Umar Salimi, MD Wins First Place in Basic Science at 17th annual Respiratory Diseases Young Investigators Forum
Umar Salimi, MD, research fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, has won first place in basic science for his presentation in the 17th annual Respiratory Diseases Young Investigators Forum, entitled “Effects of Bacterial Elastase on Alveologenesis Following Neonatal Pneumonia.” Salimi’s project, mentored by Charles Dela Cruz, MD PhD, investigates the mechanisms by which bacterial infection impacts lung development.Source: National Jewish Health
AAN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting: Highlights
Each year, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) hosts a meeting wherein neurologists nationwide convene to present on their latest research findings and to learn from their peers. The following members of Yale Neurology presented abstracts at the 2021 virtual annual meeting:
James Leckman, MD, Receives AACAP’s 2020 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) announced James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D., Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, as the recipient of AACAP’s 2020 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement.Source: Medium
David Hafler Elected to the Association of American Physicians
David Hafler, MD, FANA, William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology; Chair, Department of Neurology; Neurologist-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Hospital has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Jeremy Moeller Selected for AAN 2021 Residency-Fellowship Program Director Recognition Award
Dr. Jeremy Moeller, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), Associate Professor, Associate Vice-Chair of Education, and Neurology Residency Program Director, has been selected as one of the recipients of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2021 Residency-Fellowship Program Director Recognition Award.
Emily Gilmore, MD & ELECTRO-BOOST Team Awarded $3.25M NINDS Grant
Principal Investigators Emily Gilmore, MD (Yale), Dr. Kan Ding, MD (UTSW), and Dr. Eric Rosenthal, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital) have received a $3.25 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for their project entitled: "ELECTRO-BOOST: Electroencephalography for cerebral trauma recovery and oxygenation."
$15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger
Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.
Janet Hafler Receives Distinguished Educator Award
Janet Hafler, EdD, director of the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center and associate dean for educational scholarship, received the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Distinguished Educator Award on April 4, 2019. The award was conferred during the NEGEA Annual Conference, held at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The NEGEA is one of four regional groups of the AAMC's Group on Educational Affairs.