Four Yale Researchers Honored at the 2022 Association for Clinical and Translational Science Awards
The collaboration that advanced the discovery of ketamine as a treatment for depression was among four Yale award winners at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) annual meeting held in Chicago from April 20 through 22.
New Program Brings Meharry Medical Students into the ‘Yale Family’
Six students were selected from Meharry Medical College, an historically Black medical school in Nashville, in a program designed by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to provide them with research experience and career advancing networking opportunities. The students will work alongside Yale faculty members and residents, begin building networks, and deepen their understanding of careers paths in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroscience.
Suicide is Preventable. So, How Can We Help Our Teens?
Suicide is preventable, but rates of suicide are increasing worldwide, and it is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults (unintentional motor vehicle accidents are first). Going to the emergency room may be the smartest thing these teenagers can do.Source: Yale Medicine
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence joins the Yale Child Study Center
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI) joined the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) beginning on July 1st, 2016. This merger comes after YCEI received numerous grants to expand RULER, its evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that serves over a million students in over 1000 K-12 schools.
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.
May is Mental Health Month: Childhood Makes a Difference
May is Mental Health Month, a time to recognize that all of us should care about our mental health and the mental health of our loved ones. Investing in our children’s well-being and positive mental health is an investment in their healthy futures. Many mental health problems in childhood are related to chronic stress in the form of severe poverty, exposure to violence, living in a home with substance-abusing adults, or other stressful situations. Chronic stress can lead to a host of illnesses early on, but it also increases the risk of physical and mental problems when children grow into adulthood.
Linda Mayes named head of Child Study Center
Linda C. Mayes, M.D., the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology in the Child Study Center, has been appointed chair of the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine and chief of the Department of Child’s Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Mayes, who also serves as Special Advisor to the Dean, has served as interim since December 2014.
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.
Revisiting the Exhibits — Medical Student Reflections on Changes to the Institutional Portraiture at a U.S. Medical School
Nientara Anderson, MD, MHS, third-year resident, is co-author of a paper in Journal of General Internal Medicine that evaluates how recent changes to longstanding historical portraiture in Yale School of Medicine's Sterling Hall of Medicine affected students’ reflections on being in that space.Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Levels of Stress, Anxiety and Sadness Among Women Are at a 10-Year High, Survey Shows
Sofia Noori, MD, MPH, clinical instructor in psychiatry, spoke to USA Today about a new report that shows levels of stress, anxiety, worry, sadness, and anger among women worldwide are at a 10-year high.Source: USA Today
Moderating the Relationship Between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease and Symptoms of PTSD
Alexandra Fuss, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is first author of a paper in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology that examines whether inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients endorse clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and tests whether remission status and remission expectations effectively moderate the relationship between endorsements of PTSD symptoms and aspects of IBD.Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Computer-Assisted CBT May Help Alleviate Depression
Brian Kiluk, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, spoke to Psychiatric News about a study in JAMA Network Open that indicates patients being treated for depression by their primary care doctor may benefit from participating in a 12-week computer program that teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) skills.Source: Psychiatric News
How to Talk to a Friend Who Has Lost Someone to Suicide
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, spoke to Verywell Mind about the importance of spending time with a friend if they have lost someone to suicide.Source: Verywell Mind
Job Seekers Receive Help from Bell's Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Program
A new paper published in Psychiatric Services and co-authored by Morris Bell, PhD, professor emeritus and senior research scientist in psychiatry, reveals that a virtual reality interview program does provide strong support for people seeking employment.