Registration Open for 2023 Women's Mental Health Conference
The 2023 Women’s Mental Health Conference (WMHC) at Yale will be held this year on April 28 and 29 and will feature virtual keynote speaker Dominique Jackson, actress, author, and advocate for trans mental health and a hybrid (in-person/virtual) fireside chat and book signing with Esmé Weijun Wang, author of "The Collected Schizophrenias."
What Does it Mean to be 'Nonbinary?'
Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, told Yahoo! Life the biggest misconception people have about nonbinary people is that they’re “going through a phase,” which she explains is far from true.Source: Yahoo! Life
Yale Study: First Nicotine Product Tried Correlates With Current Product Use and Nicotine Dependence in Youth
Young people who use smokeless tobacco as their first nicotine product may be more likely to try other nicotine products and develop nicotine dependence, according to a new study by Yale researchers. Patricia Simon, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, is the study's first author.Source: Preventive Medicine
Why 25? Doctors warn against the negative impact of cannabis use on young adult brains
Cannabis is now decriminalized in Connecticut for people 21 and older. Drs. Deepa Camenga & Deepak (Cyril) D'Souza speak on the risks and implications of recreational cannabis use before the age of 25.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Grant Will Help Yale Team Develop Diagnostic Tool to Evaluate Tumors
The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) has awarded a research pilot award to an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers for a project titled, “Utilizing Machine Learning to Model the Volumetric Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas.”
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.
The Future is Now
As a core mission, Women’s Health Research at Yale trains the next generation of researchers to continue the important work of determining the influence of sex and gender on health outcomes. Judging by the accomplishments of the first five junior faculty graduating from our Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Program funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next generation has arrived.
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.