The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have renewed a $20 million grant for the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS). The Yale center is led by co-directors Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; and Stephanie O’Malley, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry.
- September 26, 2023
What Is Psilocybin Therapy? A Detailed Scientific Guide to This Psychedelic Approach for Mental HealthSource: Everyday Health
Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to Everyday Health about clinical treatments involving psilocybin therapy.
- September 25, 2023
Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, and Joel Gelernter, MD, will study the biology of a person’s response to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active constituent of cannabis. They will identify genetic risk factors to cannabis use disorder and study how cannabis risk variants influence THC response in a laboratory setting.
- September 22, 2023Source: Psychological Medicine
Peter Na, MD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH, professor of psychiatry and of public health, led a research team that examined the psychosocial moderators of high alcohol consumption determined by polygenic risk in military veterans.
- September 21, 2023Source: PsyPost
Patrick Skosnik, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Deepak D'Souza, MD, Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Journal of Psychopharmacology that provides evidence that psilocybin induces lasting changes in neuroplasticity and that these changes are linked to improvements in depression symptoms.
- September 20, 2023Source: The Connecticut Post
Marney White, PhD, MS, professor of psychiatry, advocates in an op-ed in The Connecticut Post for public school districts in Connecticut to delay start times to improve children's mental health.
- September 20, 2023
Huckins to Receive 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Theodore Reich Early Career Award
Laura Huckins, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, has been awarded the 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) Theodore Reich Early Career Award. Huckins was selected for the award based on her published work describing the genetic underpinnings of eating disorders and PTSD as well as for her service to the psychiatric genetics community.
- September 19, 2023
A multidisciplinary team of researchers based at Yale will launch a series of studies aimed at accelerating understanding of bipolar disorder and generating new and more effective treatments. 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, will lead the research team.
- September 18, 2023
Researchers sorted through a massive MRI dataset of teenage brains to see if they could predict drinking behavior in adolescents by looking at how two systems rewire during development. The study revealed that the way inhibitory and reward pathways develop can help forecast how likely those teens are to drink heavily in the years to come.
- September 18, 2023Source: Yale Medicine
A first-ever oral medication receives FDA approval.