Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.
- July 29, 2019
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students and faculty play a key role ensuring the approximately 250 refugees who arrive annually to Greater New Haven receive high quality health care and guidance as they transition to a new health care system. The Yale Refugee Health Program (YRHP), which seeks to provide a medical home for refugees, coordinates these efforts.
- April 24, 2019
At a pediatric clinic in Kirksville, Mo., a young boy is waiting in an exam room to be vaccinated. A nurse explains the shots to his mother, and Lisette Chibanvunya translates. Chibanvunya is one of two Congolese interpreters hired by the Northeast Health Council to help the clinic care for refugees and immigrants from central Africa.
- April 15, 2019
For young people at risk for developing psychosis, and their families, the PRIME Clinic expansion creates a new route to effective care.
- January 24, 2019
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
- November 26, 2018
In partnership with UNICEF and Queens University Belfast, the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) at the Yale Child Study Center will host an open house conference at the Omni Hotel in New Haven this Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The organizing question for the event will be: “Can early childhood development advance ‘The Culture of Peace?’”
- November 26, 2018
Gene variants associated with alcohol dependence are also linked to the risk of psychiatric disorders and other drug use, a massive study of more than 50,000 people published Nov. 26 in the journal Nature Neuroscience has found.
- October 18, 2018
“It’s Okay to Struggle. Please Talk”: A Candid Conversation with Jonny Benjamin, MBE, British Mental Health Campaigner, Author, and Vlogger
A conversation about how we can bring to bear the latest science on the problems faced by people with serious mental illness.
- October 01, 2018
Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Yale Global Mental Health Program, has been selected as a member of the 2018 Class of The Hampton University Forty Under 40 Society.
- September 17, 2018
RebPsych2018 will interrogate various, and sometimes conflicting, concepts where mental health meets social justice.