Ross, Fineberg Awarded Research Grants by Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain
David Ross, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; and Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are among the first three researchers awarded grants through the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain, sponsored by the Foundation for the Institutes of Health (FNIH).
Bonomi, McClurkin Named Recipients of Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards
Robin Bonomi, MD, PhD, First-Year Resident, and Michael McClurkin, MD, MPP, Second-Year Resident, have been named recipients of the 2020-21 Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards in Translational Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry.
Dwyer, Wilkinson Awarded NIMH Grants to Study Ketamine, Esketamine
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded grants to two Yale School of Medicine faculty to test the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of ketamine and esketamine or transcranial magnetic stimulation to rapidly reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth and adults. Jennifer Dwyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Radiology; and Samuel Wilkinson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are among eight scientists nationally awarded grants by NIMH to study rapid-acting interventions for severe suicide risk.
Lipkes Manuscript Judged Finalist in Book Prize
Celeste Lipkes, MD, MFA, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, continues to earn recognition for Radium Girl, her manuscript of poems. Lipkes was recently named a finalist in the 2020-21 Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second poetry collection. The book prize drew 870 manuscripts this year, and 18 were judged finalists.
Ahlert-Smith, Sebastian Honored With Roeske Award
Erica Ahlert-Smith, MD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, and Dale Sebastian, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are the 2020-21 recipients of the Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Sinha Honored With James H. Tharp Award
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience and of Child Study, has received the 2020 James H. Tharp Award, a trust-funded award given by the Board of Directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Flores Selected to Receive Biological Psychiatry Chair’s Choice Travel Fellowship Award
José M. Flores, MD, PhD, an Addiction Psychiatry Fellow at Yale School of Medicine, has been selected as a recipient of a 2021 Society of Biological Psychiatry Chair’s Choice Travel Fellowship Award for the 2021 annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP).
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.”
Crusto Receives Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology
Cindy Crusto, PhD, Associate Professor and Deputy Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, is the 2020 recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology.