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Newly Established IMPOWR-YOU Center Engages Diverse Partners to Guide Research Aiming to Advance Treatments for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

The Integrative Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder for Whole Recovery-Yale and Organizations United (IMPOWR-YOU) Research Center, launched at Yale School of Medicine nearly one year ago with a transformative $11.8 million grant through the NIH Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative, is seeking to advance integrated treatments for individuals who experience the overlap of chronic pain and opioid use disorder (OUD) or opioid misuse.

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  • Fighting Breast and Ovarian Cancer With a Lupus Antibody

    After discovering a specific lupus antibody that can penetrate cancer cells and, with a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, showing it makes cancer cells vulnerable to standard treatments, Dr. Peter Glazer and his colleagues are moving a treatment to clinical trials.

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  • Ensuring Bone Health for Adolescents Identifying as Transgender

    With a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Carpenter and Christy Olezeski, is using sophisticated methods to obtain a picture of the dynamic process of bone development in adolescents undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.

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  • Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer

    With this year's Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Pamela Kunz is conducting one of the first studies to examine sex differences in treating neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), a rare form of cancer often found in the gastrointestinal tract.

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  • Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health

    Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.

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  • Ensuring Bone Health For Adolescents Identifying As Transgender

    About 1.4% of American adolescents report identifying as transgender. That figure comes from a report released in June by the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law’s Williams Institute, after analyzing data from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. This estimate almost doubles the organization’s previous figure for that age group from 2017 and contributes to an estimated total of 1.6 million persons in the country who identify as transgender.

    Source: Author Paper
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  • Computer-Assisted CBT May Help Alleviate Depression

    Brian Kiluk, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, spoke to Psychiatric News about a study in JAMA Network Open that indicates patients being treated for depression by their primary care doctor may benefit from participating in a 12-week computer program that teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) skills.

    Source: Psychiatric News
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  • Moderating the Relationship Between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease and Symptoms of PTSD

    Alexandra Fuss, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is first author of a paper in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology that examines whether inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients endorse clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and tests whether remission status and remission expectations effectively moderate the relationship between endorsements of PTSD symptoms and aspects of IBD.

    Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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