Cindy Crusto Becomes First Female African American Professor in Yale Psychiatry History
After spending the last 22 years at Yale, Crusto was recently promoted to Professor of Psychiatry, making her the first African American woman in the history of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine to reach that rank.
Van Deusen Incoming Chair of AACAP Transitional Age Youth and College Student Mental Health Committee
Timothy Van Deusen, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been selected as incoming chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Transitional Age Youth and College Student Mental Health Committee.
Sullivan Named as Core Faculty to International Antiviral Society–USA
Tami Sulllivan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named as core faculty to the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) because of her contributions regarding the intersection of intimate partner violence and HIV.
Yonkers to Become Chair of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Yale School of Medicine, will become Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care.
Gelernter, Polimanti New Editors-in-Chief of Complex Psychiatry
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; and Renato Polimanti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will co-lead the journal Complex Psychiatry, which recently changed its name from Molecular Neuropsychiatry.
Hoffman Named New Director of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health
Paul Hoffman, PhD, has been named the new Director of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health. He succeeds Lorraine Siggins, MD, who retired last year after three decades as director. Hoffman served for five months as Interim Director before being appointed to the position full time in February. He previously worked as Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs.
Ravven Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Vermont's Howard Center
Howard Center is pleased to announce its appointment of Simha Ravven, MD as Chief Medical Officer following a competitive national search. In this role, Dr. Ravven will direct psychiatric and clinical care services for the agency to ensure the delivery of high quality medical, nursing, and clinical care.Source: Howard Center
Wilkins, Goldenberg Appointed to New Medical Student Education Leadership Positions
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Director of Medical Student Education overseeing all medical student education in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Psychiatry Clerkship Director.
Krystal Among New Leaders of YCCI
The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) has announced the appointment of Brian R. Smith, MD, and John H. Krystal, MD ’84, as co-directors of the center and co-principal investigators of Yale’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Eric Jose Velazquez, MD, becomes deputy director of clinical trials innovation for YCCI.
Yonkers recruited to head Psychological Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital
Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology (Chronic Disease), and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Director of the Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers at Yale School of Medicine, has been recruited to lead the Section of Psychological Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health of Yale New Haven Hospital.