MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application
Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.
How Ageism Negatively Affects Older People’s Health
Bias against age is prevalent in many societies, embedded into societal institutions and expressed in individual perceptions and behaviors, and studies have shown that ageism can negatively affect older people’s health. As the aging population around the world continues to grow, these biases could add to already skyrocketing health care costs, say experts.
Spreading HAPPINESS in Nigeria: Yale, Partners Expand Mental Health Program
On Jan. 17, during a four-day trip to Nigeria that is part of the Yale Africa Initiative, Yale President Peter Salovey met with officials to finalize plans for expanding the HAPPINESS Project, a program of the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Biohaven Pharmaceuticals Named Murphy's 'Innovator of the Month'
New Haven innovator Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, founded on research and intellectual property from its CEO’s research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, was named “Innovator of the Month” in December by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
Yale Study: Ketamine Disinhibits Dendrites and Enhances Calcium Signals in Prefrontal Dendritic Spines
In a study published in Nature Communications, Alex Kwan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and his research team found that within an hour after a mouse received ketamine, there is a substantial increase in the amount of calcium that goes into the dendritic spines for neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
Male Sexual Assault: Hidden Trauma
Why is male sexual assault largely overlooked and neglected by the public, survivors themselves, and some health care professionals? Joan Cook, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to Psychiatric Times in December after she gave a Grand Rounds lecture to the department and discussed the prevalence rate of sexual violence in boys and men.
Seltzer Honored With Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award
Aaron Seltzer, LCSW, a clinical social worker who primarily works in the Behavioral Care Unit (BCU) in the Emergency Department at YNHH’s St. Raphael’s campus, was honored with the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award at the 2019 Yale Physician Associate Graduation Ceremony held December 12, 2019.
Yale Psychiatry to Launch Public Psychiatry Track
The Yale Department of Psychiatry is creating a new track for residents who are interested in the field of Public/Community Psychiatry, broadly defined as the treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who receive services supported by public funds.
Yale Review: How Brain Alterations Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
How brain alterations contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors is the subject of a new published review of brain scanning studies by Yale and international researchers. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, is the paper's lead and corresponding author.
What do I need to know about e-cigarettes?
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, spoke on a podcast published by JAMA Clinical Reviews that reviews research on the epidemiology and possible adverse health effects of e-cigarette and nicotine use, and the pitfalls associated with using e-cigarettes as a method to stop smoking.