Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and E-Liquid Modifications to Vape Cannabis Depicted in Online Videos
Rachel Ouellette, PhD; Sophia Selino, BA; and Grace Kong, PhD, are co-authors of a paper in JAMA Network Open that analyzed YouTube videos for use, modification, and marketing of electronic nicotine delivery systems to vape cannabis.Source: JAMA Network Open
NIDA Invests Nearly $7M to Address the Opioid Crisis Among Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence
The National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded nearly $7 million to MPIs Tami Sullivan, PhD (Psychiatry and Public Health); E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS (Internal Medicine and Public Health); and Dawn Johnson, PhD (University of Akron Department of Psychology) to study medication for opioid use disorder treatment retention among women who experience intimate partner violence.
Alfano Honored With Underrepresented Student Travel Award
Alexis Alfano, BA, postgraduate associate in the Family Violence Research Lab (Tami Sullivan, PI), has been honored with the Underrepresented Student Travel Award for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group (AB-SIG).
The 5 Fastest Ways To Access Resilience In Difficult Times
“Resilience is not only something that is ‘inside’ a person, or a fixed trait,” says Yale psychologist, Jacob Tebes, PhD. The former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology, Tebes says that resilience made up of internal factors and outside influences.Source: Forbes
Greater Stress and Trauma Mediate Race-Related Differences in Epigenetic Age Between Black and White Young Adults in a Community Sample
A new Yale study published in Neurobiology of Stress shows more trauma and assaults on young Black compared to white Americans is linked to faster cellular aging. Study authors are Terrell Holloway, MD; Zachary Harvanek, MD, PhD; Ke Xu, MD; Derrick Gordon, PhD; and Rajita Sinha, PhD.Source: Neurobiology of Stress
Social and emotional learning produces significant benefits for students
In the midst of an unprecedented mental health crisis plaguing our nation's youth, a study led by YCSC Assistant Professor Christina Cipriano, PhD and Michael Strambler, associate professor of psychiatry, substantiates the evidence of social and emotional learning (SEL) in supporting student flourishing in school and life.Source: Medical press
2023 Residents, Fellows Honored at Annual Commencement Ceremonies
The Yale Department of Psychiatry honored its 2023 class of residents and fellows, as well as faculty and staff, at its annual commencement ceremonies last month. The Residency Commencement Ceremony was held on June 15 at the New Haven Lawn Club. The Fellowship Commencement Ceremony was held virtually over Zoom on June 16. The events marked the graduation of 23 residents and 22 fellows.
Gordon Appointed as Walker's Designee to State Committee on Children's Behavioral Health
Derrick Gordon, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of research, policy & program on male development at The Consultation Center has been appointed as the designee of Rep. Toni Walker, D-New Haven, to the Transforming Children’s Behavioral Health Policy and Planning Committee.
Crusto Honored by Society for Community Research and Action
Cindy A. Crusto, PhD, professor of psychiatry (psychology) and associate dean for gender equity at Yale School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2022 Outstanding Contributions for Mentorship in Racial Justice Award from the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.
Elm City COMPASS Building Relationships, Trust
Elm City COMPASS is a secondary crisis response team consisting of peer support specialists and social workers that New Haven deployed in November 2022 to assist first responders with incidents that might warrant social services.Source: New Haven Register
Open Inquiry Initiative: The Intellectually Honest Case for Social and Emotional Learning
Michael Strambler, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is author of the op-ed "Open Inquiry Initiative: The Intellectually Honest Case for Social and Emotional Learning" in Discourse Magazine.Source: Discourse Magazine
Investigating the associations of acute psychedelic experiences and changes in racial trauma symptoms, psychological flexibility, and substance use among People with Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Identities in the United States and Canada
Angela Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a team of Yale Psychiatry researchers investigated the impact of psychedelics on substance use outcomes among people of color.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Sustaining Community-led Research
Joy Kaufman, PhD, professor of psychiatry, is senior author of a paper published in American Journal of Community Psychology that examines the practices and experiences of the members of a community-based participatory research partnership focused on using community voice to inform changes in Connecticut's children’s behavioral health system of care.Source: American Journal of Community Psychology