Psychological and Biological Resilience Modulates the Effects of Stress on Epigenetic Aging
Zachary M. Harvanek, MD, PhD; Nia Fogelman, PhD; Ke Xu, MD; and Rajita Sinha, PhD, are co-authors of a paper published in Translational Psychiatry on cumulative stress and its effects on accelerated epigenetic aging in middle-aged community individuals who do not have a medical illness.Source: Translational Psychiatry
Keeping The Faith
Jeannette Marty is a familiar face at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Her multidisciplinary care team has supported her through many challenges over the last 15 years. Ms. Marty’s resolute faith, resiliency, and optimism continually inspire those at Smilow who have traveled alongside her on her long and difficult health journey.
Netflix’s ‘Maid’ Helped Me Open Up About Domestic Violence
Tami Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Violence Research and Programs in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to the publication Marie Claire about domestic violence and psychological and emotional abuse.Source: Marie Claire
A Pediatrics Centennial Symposium Addresses Endocrine, Obesity, and Diabetes
Members of the Yale School of Medicine community tuned in virtually on November 3 for the Department of Pediatrics’ Endocrine/Obesity/Diabetes Symposium. The symposium is part of a series of events in honor of the department’s centennial.
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.
Eating Disorders Among Veterans Attributed To Trauma, Military Weight Requirements
Robin Masheb, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight, spoke to the Connecticut Health I-Team about efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to screen veterans for eating disorders.Source: Connecticut Health I-Team
One Answer to High Veterans’ Suicide Risk—Social Support
Those who expressed a greater sense of optimism about life and who received more emotional support from loved ones at the start of the study were less likely to develop suicidal thoughts and more likely to stop having these thoughts over the study period.Source: YaleNews
Fehon Chairs International Panel Presentation, Half-Day Conference
Dwain Fehon, PsyD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, recently chaired and moderated an international panel presentation for the International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS). He also recently chaired and moderated a half-day conference titled, “Achieving Health Equity in the Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain."
Cook Debunks Male Rape Myths on NBC Peacock
Joan Cook, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to NBC Peacock about male sexual assault survivors after a Chicago Blackhawks player came forward as the man who filed a lawsuit over the team's handling of his sexual assault allegation in 2010.Source: NBC Peacock
Can’t Decide What to Wear? It May Be Pandemic Stress
Dylan Gee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, told The Wall Street Journal that anxiety and depression have been more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that can be tied to difficulties making day-to-day decisions.Source: The Wall Street Journal
Corlett Speaks to Rolling Stone About Conspiracy Theories in Wake of Child Killings
Philip Corlett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to Rolling Stone about conspiracy theories in the wake of the killings of two children whose bodies were found in Mexico in August. Police have charged their father, a Santa Barbara, Calif. man, with their murder. According to a criminal complaint, the man told an FBI investigator he had been "enlightened" by QAnon.Source: Rolling Stone
A Universal Perspective is Key to Diversity and Equity in Schools
Michael Strambler, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, writes in The Hill that if people want schools to foster minds that are truly welcoming of diversity, we are better off framing our ideas in the universal terms that bind us together.Source: The Hill
Bellamy, Jordan Awarded NIH Research Grants
Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant for their research "Culturally-responsive community-driven substance use recovery for Black and Latinx populations."Source: National Institutes of Health
NIH Funds $11.8 Million Research Center at Yale on Opioid Use Disorder, Opioid Misuse, and Chronic Pain
A team of researchers bridging the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine, the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Yale School of Public Health were recently awarded an $11.8 million grant through the NIH Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative. The grant will support the establishment of a research center to advance integrated treatments for chronic pain and opioid use disorder or opioid misuse.