Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine are looking for victims of bullying related to their weight to participate in a national treatment study. Janet Lydecker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and a coordinator of the study, says participants will attend virtual therapy sessions with a counselor so researchers can see how much of an impact treatment can have.
- May 13, 2021
Joao P. De Aquino, MD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, has been awarded a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse
- May 12, 2021Source: The Washington Post
The Washington Post spoke to Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, and Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center, to discover whether wearable stress-relief gadgets really work.
- May 12, 2021Source: JAMA Network Open
In study of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and a colleague found that borderline personality disorder (BPD) was associated with significantly elevated risk for suicide attempts. The study was published in JAMA Network Open.
- May 12, 2021
The Yale-SCORE Pilot Project Program will support promising new research that has the potential of advancing women’s health with regards to alcohol use and generate feasibility data for external funding applications.
- May 11, 2021
Donald M. Quinlan, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, died April 29, 2021. He was 79. He had a long career in the Yale Department of Psychiatry as an expert clinician, ground-breaking investigator, and accomplished mentor and teacher. He also served as Head of College for Yale’s Morse College.
- May 11, 2021
Nii Addy, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been appointed Yale School of Medicine's inaugural Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion.
- May 10, 2021
Ross, Fineberg Awarded Research Grants by Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain
David Ross, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; and Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are among the first three researchers awarded grants through the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain, sponsored by the Foundation for the Institutes of Health (FNIH).
- May 06, 2021Source: New England Journal of Medicine
"We must identify the true pathophysiology of racial disparities: the racist, intentional oppression of Black Americans. Let’s start training to identify the persistent mechanisms behind white supremacy: redlining, the school-to-prison pipeline, environmental racism. Let’s start training to stand up for our patients when they experience racism and to rectify racism among our colleagues," writes Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program.
- May 06, 2021Source: Biological Psychiatry
Vaughn Steele, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, wrote a commentary in Biological Psychiatry about the use of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques to treat substance use disorders.