What Are Nootropics, and Can They Help Me Focus?
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to New York's online site The Cut about nootropics which claim to improve cognitive function.Source: The Cut
Implementing the Street Psychiatry Model in New Haven: Community-Based Care for People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
Emma Lo, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is first author of a paper in Community Mental Health Journal that discusses the Street Psychiatry program that serves people experiencing homelessness in New Haven.Source: Community Mental Health Journal
Sasso's New Music for Art Exhibit Inspired By Sacred Scripture
The New Haven Independent has featured David Sasso, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and his new music that is part of the Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts (RSA) program, which asks artists of diverse media and backgrounds to study a particular Biblical passage from multiple perspectives and come up with a response that would be presented in a live gallery.Source: New Haven Independent
Ponce Leads Drafting of 2020 Social Responsiveness in Health Service Psychology Education and Training Toolkit
Allison Ponce, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and colleague Ayşe Çiftçi, PhD, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Purdue University, led the creation of the Council of Chairs of Training Councils’ 2020 Social Responsiveness in Health Service Psychology Education and Training Toolkit.
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.
Do wearable stress-relief gadgets work?
The Washington Post spoke to Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, and Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center, to discover whether wearable stress-relief gadgets really work.Source: The Washington Post
A Circuit-Based Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
Vaughn Steele, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, wrote a commentary in Biological Psychiatry about the use of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques to treat substance use disorders.Source: Biological Psychiatry
A ‘Game Changer’ for Police-Community Relations
Joan Cook PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, writes in U.S. News & World Report about an initiative spawned in Southern California that holds hopeful signs for how to heal fractured relationships between law enforcement and the people they serve.Source: U.S. News & World Report
The Virtual 4Ms: A Novel Curriculum for First Year Health Professional Students During COVID‐19
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is senior author of a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that describes the development and implementation of a virtual curriculum for health professional students using volunteer older adults during COVID-19..Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Largest Genome Study to Date of Anxiety Reveals New Risk Variants and Suggests Possible Biological Mechanisms
Daniel Levey, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, are among the authors of a study relating DNA variations and anxiety disorders which has revealed several previously unidentified locations in the human genome where variations in the sequence tend to occur in people with anxiety, compared with people who don't have anxiety.Source: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Delphin-Rittmon Nominated to Serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in Biden Administration
Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Seattle Children’s Knew for Years Security was Called Disproportionately on Black Patients
Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the Seattle Times for a story that revealed security calls on Black patients at Seattle Children’s are more than twice as likely than they were for white patients.Source: Seattle Times