Five Strategies to Protect Patients, Staff in Psychiatric Inpatient Units From COVID-19
Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. outlined five strategies for responding to COVID-19 in inpatient psychiatric facilities in an article in Psychiatric News.
Kennedy: Trump must enact the Defense Production Act before we run out of protective equipment
Katherine "Kiki" Kennedy, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, is co-author of an op-ed in The Hartford Courant that describes the dire state of personal protective equipment supplies at Connecticut hospitals and urges President Donald Trump to enact the federal Defense Production Act.
Coping With Pandemic: Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
The pandemic has many parents trying to do their jobs from home, supervise their children’s education and provide 24-7 care. Creating reasonable expectations can keep parents from becoming overwhelmed in a high stress situation. Setting goals that are achievable – and carving out a bit of time for yourself — will make this extraordinary time more manageable. C-HIT’s Colleen Shaddox discusses ways to find balance with Dr. Megan V. Smith, DrPh, MPH, Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and the Yale Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine.
Yarnell-Mac Grory Completes Climate Change and Health Program
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, from the Warren P. Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and the Addiction Psychiatry Program in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has completed the Yale School of Public Health Climate Change and Health Program.
Ravven, Budde, Among Authors of New Review on Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Mothers, Children
Simha Ravven, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, and Kristin Budde, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, are among the authors of a new systematic literature review that explores the impact of paid maternity leave on the mental and physical health of mothers and children.
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.
Small: Yale study may help resolve bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
Several studies in recent years have reported that low-calorie sweeteners in foods and beverages disrupt the human metabolism, promoting the development of diabetes and obesity. But other studies have found that consuming low-calorie drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and might actually aid in weight loss. A new study by Yale researchers published March 3 in the journal Cell Metabolism may help reconcile these conflicting findings.
Researchers Find Correlation Between Pain and Overeating in Veterans
Over 40 percent of veterans screened by Yale researchers overate in response to physical pain at least once in the 30 days prior to being surveyed, a new study shows. The lead author of the study was Robin Masheb, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.
Yale Psychiatry's Smith, Sestan Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership, and the Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program, and Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry, were recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).
Yale Genomics Study: Helping Researchers Better Understand the Opioid Epidemic
A human genomics study led by two Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers identified specific genetic regions that link opioid exposure and dependence to neuropsychiatric traits like risk-taking behaviors, alcohol abuse, and depression.
Bloch Featured in HuffPost: ADHD Can Be Debilitating At Work. Here's How To Make It Better.
Michael Bloch, MD, MS, Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and Associate Director of the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program, weighed in on how adults can manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at work.