Yale Professor Offers Parenting Advice on Positive Early Childhood Development
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) featured an interview with Yale Professor James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, in the May 2016 issue of its publication Quarterly. In his interview, “Parenting Advice on Enhancing Early Childhood Development”, Professor Leckman explains how parenting interventions can enhance early childhood development. He discusses both the scientific basis and implementation of such interventions.
Making ‘miniature brains’ from skin cells to better understand autism
A larger head size — or macrocephaly — is seen in many children with severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new stem cell study of these children by Yale School of Medicine researchers could help predict ASD and may lead to new drug targets for autism treatment.
Journal of Vascular Surgery: May 2018 Edition
The May 2018 cover illustration of the Journal of Vascular Surgery is Yale Neurovascular Neurosurgeon, Dr. Charles Matouk's treatment of a symptomatic, cervical ICA pseudoaneurysm that occurred a year ago with overlapping Medtronic Pipeline Flex devices. Great result and innovative strategy!Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery
In war zones and refugee camps, researchers are putting resilience interventions to the test
For Yale researcher Catherine Panter-Brick, one of the most valuable lessons out of Jordan came from the young people themselves. They reminded her that resilience research "is not about rescuing victims of chaos," she says. Rather, it calls for identifying potential sources of strength that young people can draw on to survive, even thrive. "It's about reshaping your lens on the world," she says, "to what people feel respects their dignity."Source: Science
Scientists Brace for a Lost Generation in American Research
Kelly Cosgrove, associate professor of psychiatry at Yale and Joy Hirsch, professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at the Yale School of Medicine weigh in on private funding not being enough to offset the president's proposed budget cuts for scientific research and medical research.Source: The Atlantic
Yale faculty featured in U.N. worldwide premiere of film “The Beginning of Life” on 24 May 2016
Pia Rebello Britto, PhD, UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development and Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Yale Child Study Center, is one of a team of leading global researchers and specialists, including the 2000 Nobel Prize winner for Economics, James Heckman, who were interviewed and featured in the new documentary “The Beginning of Life”. The groundbreaking film aims to raise awareness on the importance of investing in the early years of life and how scientific evidence supports the developmental well-being of young children, which defines both the present and future of mankind.
Primary Prevention in Child Psychiatry—The Transformative Power of Children and Families
Yale School of Medicine's Prof. James F. Leckman was featured on the Brain Behavior Research Foundation's Webinar Series, 'Meet the Scientist' on 10 May 2016. In his presentation, Dr. Leckman emphasized the key importance a parent's potential to set the stage for their child's mental, emotional and physical well-being that can last not only life long, but for generations to come. His talk focused on the substantial body of data concerning the long-term impact of adverse childhood experiences on the developing brain, followed by a review of the promise of viable early parent-child interventions designed to reduce violence in families and communities in a cost-effective manner. The webinar has been video captured for post viewing.Source: Brain Behavior Research Foundation | Meet the Scientist
Geha lead co-author in study on treatment of chronic pain
Paul Geha, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale, participated in a study by Yale researchers who have successfully tailored a personalized treatment approach for chronic pain in a severe pain syndrome known as inherited erythromelalgia.
Groundbreaking multi-site Yale study of psychosis engages biomarkers to reconfigure diagnoses
In a groundbreaking multi-site study, a comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis -- psychiatric syndromes characterized by delusions, hallucinations and disordered language.
Lasers, magnetism allow glimpses of the human brain at work
The work of Joy Hirsch, PhD is featured in an Associated Press article on the White House BRAIN Initiative. Hirsch is professor of psychiatry, of comparative medicine and of neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine.Source: Associated Press