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).
Optimizing Medical-Legal Partnerships in Pediatric Psychology to Reduce Health Disparities
Medical-legal partnerships provide an opportunity for psychologists to broaden their interdisciplinary collaborations, to more aptly meet the social and legal needs of their patients to assist in reducing inequities among underserved pediatric populations. The systematic incorporation of MLPs into pediatric psychology training may help to increase the utilization of these services moving forward.Source: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Yale Study Reveals Social Media Habits of Black Teen Girls and Guides Risk-reduction Video Game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Suicide Attempts of Muslims Compared With Other Religious Groups in the US
Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH, Associate Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry, is the lead author of a new study comparing the prevalence of suicide attempts among Muslim adults compared with adults of other faith communities in the US. Altalib is part of the Yale Global Mental Health faculty leadership.Source: JAMA Psychiatry
Virtual Reality Game Is an Effective Tool for Vaping Prevention Among Teens
The game prompts students to practice navigating peer pressure situations involving vaping. By encouraging teens to use their own voices in simulated situations, the researchers hoped they would become better prepared to face real-world scenarios.
A giant in his field: A global tribute to the life & legacy of child welfare pioneer, Edward Zigler
Scholars around the globe honor the late Edward Zigler—founding father of Head Start and trailblazer in early childhood development, developmental science, and social policy—in a special journal issue.Source: Medium
Yale Researchers Crack the Code of a Rare, Inherited Anemia
Yale pediatrician and geneticist Patrick Gallagher, M.D., studies hereditary spherocytosis (HS), an inherited disease associated with hemolytic anemia, when red blood cells are destroyed faster than they are produced due to abnormal membranes. A novel mutation in the gene that encodes alpha-spectrin, a protein essential for normal red blood cell membranes, is responsible for many cases of recessive hereditary spherocytosis (rHS), the most severe form of the disease, reports Gallagher’s team
Finally, Another Effective Drug for Kids and Teens with Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in children and teens, but treatment options for pediatric patients have remained more limited than those available to adults. In its first pediatric trial, a new drug — already used by type 2 diabetic adults — has proven effective for blood sugar control in children and teens with type 2 diabetes.
Clinical Research Forum Chooses Carpenter's Work as One of the Year's Top Ten Research Achievements
The Clinical Research Forum has presented its 2019 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards, which include work by Thomas O. Carpenter, MD, professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) and of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and clinical professor of nursing.
Yale New Haven Becomes First in Connecticut to Perform Pediatric Heart Transplants
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) today announced that it has become the first hospital in Connecticut and Rhode Island to receive certification from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) to perform pediatric heart transplants.
The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia
Sally, 76, and Bennett, 79, both academic physicians, run the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Their goal is not just to widen understanding of the scientific underpinnings of dyslexia, the most common learning disorder in the United States, but to push for public policies aligned with that knowledge.Source: The New York Times
Child Abuse Expert John M. Leventhal, MD, Awarded Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence
John M. Leventhal, MD, has received the 2018 David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence in recognition of his exceptional achievements and his dedication to working with abused, neglected and sexually abused children.