Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant Will Fund First Clinical Trial of Ketamine to Treat Depression in People With Parkinson’s Disease
Two Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to conduct the first clinical trial of ketamine to treat depression in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Girgenti Awarded Study Grant by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Matthew J. Girgenti, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, has been awarded a $90,000 grant by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for his study, “Understanding Suicide Through Postmortem Targeted Brain Multi-omics.”
Yale Scientists Awarded $8.4M Grant to Develop Treatments for Women With Problem Drinking
Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a five-year, $8.4 million federal grant to establish a new research center at Yale that will develop treatments to help women with problem drinking.
Improving the Health of Pregnant Women
More than six million women are pregnant in the United States in any given year, and more than 90 percent of these women will take at least one medication. But clinical studies of medications, diseases, and conditions often exclude pregnant and lactating women, leaving women and their caregivers guessing about how pregnancy and childbirth affect the efficacy and safety of particular treatments.
Breaking it Down: How the Chemistry of Digestion is Uncovering Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer
A new technology called metabolomics allows researchers to explore the small chemicals formed and used during digestion as a window into the formation of diseases such as colon cancer, seeking early warning signs and potent tactics for prevention.
Twenty years and counting for Women's Health Research at Yale
Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY), a self-supporting center within Yale School of Medicine, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in February. With data developed through $5 million in WHRY grants to date, Yale scientists have gone on to secure $95 million in external grants to further their research into women’s health.Source: Medicine@Yale
Can Digestive Chemistry Uncover Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer?
Dr. Caroline Helen Johnson received this year’s Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center to explore hormones and environmental factors related to metabolite production (such as sugars and amino acids) and beneficial bacteria that live in the colon as possible sources of gender difference.
Women’s Health Research at Yale funds studies on colon cancer, infections in pregnancy, and domestic violence
“Through our competitive peer review process, these three studies stood out as extremely promising opportunities to improve and even save lives,” said Dr. Carolyn M. Mazure, director of WHRY. “With these new grants, we continue to expand a broad scope of existing work to focus on questions vital to the health and well-being of millions of women, men, and children.”
The Long Road: Where women's health has been and where it's going
It wasn’t until 1986 that the National Institutes of Health created a guideline to include women in federally funded research. It wasn’t until 1993 that the United States first passed a law requiring the inclusion of women in studies seeking federal grants. And it wasn’t until just this year that studies funded with federal money required the use of female animals, tissues, and cells.
YCCI Receives Grant to Retain Clinical Scientists
Yale is one of 10 medical schools to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to establish a Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. Each of the schools will receive $540,000 over five years to provide support for early-career physician scientists who have caregiver responsibilities.
Outsmarting Herpes: Researchers Use the Body's Natural Defenses to Stop Outbreaks
Ever since receiving the first of two seed grants from Women’s Health Research at Yale in 2003, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki’s lab has established groundbreaking insights into the transmission, treatment and possible prevention of herpes.
Women still seek equity in health research 20-plus years after law passed
Dr. Carolyn M. Mazure chronicles the history of U.S. public policy toward the inclusion of women in health research, from the push to pass a law in 1993 finally requiring that women be included as participants in federally funded clinical studies to today’s incomplete progress.