Prevalence of Injecting Drug Use and HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C in People Who Inject Drugs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ardavan Mohammad Aghaei, MD, postdoctoral associate, is first author of a systematic review and metanalyses published in The Lancet Global Health that found among people who inject drugs in the Eastern Mediterranean region, the prevalence of HIV is estimated as 19·22 percent, hepatitis C virus as 44·82 percent, and hepatitis B virus as 2·66 percent.Source: The Lancet Global Health
Yale Scientists Identify Genetic Risk Factors for Opioid Use and Related Substance Use Disorders
A new human genomics study led by Yale scientists has identified genetic risk factors for opioid use disorder (OUD) and related substance use disorders according to a new large-scale genome-wide association study – increasing the number of risk genes known from 1 to 19.
Despite Precautions, COVID-19 Pandemic Disproportionately Impacts People From Minoritized Backgrounds
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine has found that people from racial and ethnic minoritized backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic despite being more likely to engage in health and safety precautions than their white counterparts.
Cannabis and Psychosis: Recent Epidemiological Findings Continuing the “Causality Debate”
In a new piece published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, Suhas Ganeesh, MD, postdoctoral associate in psychiatry, and Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD, professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, argue that if cannabis caused psychosis, then the increases in the rates of cannabis use should be accompanied by a parallel increase in the rates of psychosis.Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
Ganesh Receives ECIP Travel Award for 2021 Virtual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics
Suhas Ganesh, MD, Postdoctoral Associate in the Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY), has received an Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP) travel award for the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics’ 2021 Virtual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG).
Allsop, Davis-Reyes, Smith Named Among 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Three members of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine were included in Cell Mentor’s recent list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America. AZA Allsop, Second-Year Resident in Psychiatry, Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, and Keisha Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, were among those listed in the category of “Rising Stars.”
Awad Earns APA Award for Research on Men of Color, Gender Roles
Michael Awad, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded the Loren Frankel Student Research Award for Division 51, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities, of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Yale Study: DNA Biomarkers Predict Hazardous Alcohol Consumption in Two Distinct Populations
Xiaoyu Liang, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Ke Xu, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Molecular Psychiatry that found a set of DNA biomarkers that may predict hazardous alcohol drinking in two cohorts. The study may motivate future studies to replicate the findings and to establish genomic biomarkers for psychiatric disorders.Source: Molecular Psychiatry
CarDS Lab Members Selected as Finalists for 2023 AHA Young Investigator Awards
Three investigators in training from the Yale Cardiovascular Data Science (CarDS) Lab were invited to present their research results along with other finalists at the 2023 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.
Accepting Applications for Extramural Postdoc Seminar Series SYNAPSES 2023/2024
SYNAPSES (Seminars at Yale Neuroscience: Advanced PoStdoc Extramural Series) brings to Yale postdocs from around the world to share their latest work. Applications for the 2023-2024 SYNAPSES seminars will be accepted until 11:59pm on September 5, 2023.
Postdoctoral position available in the Groisman lab, Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University
A postdoctoral position is available in the Groisman Lab in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University to investigate novel molecular mechanisms promoting fitness of the beneficial bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron in the mammalian gut.
Postdoctoral positions available in the Liu lab, Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Liu lab in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University to participate in cutting-edge research using high-throughput cryo-ET technology to determine the structural mechanisms of molecular machines essential for bacterial pathogenesis and viral infection.