Black Discusses Health Disparities, Racism in Hamden's Neighborhoods with New Haven Register
Hamden's neighborhoods with the greatest percentage of residents identifying as white have a higher average life expectancy than areas with more residents of color, who are more likely to experience adverse health outcomes, according to a new report. Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who studies the effect of racial discrimination on patient care, discussed the report's findings with the New Haven Register.Source: New Haven Register
Olayinka Accepted to Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program
Olaniyi Olayinka, MD, MPH, an Addiction Psychiatry fellow in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been accepted to the Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program 2021-2023 based at Boston University School of Medicine.
Cigarette Smoking and Heavy Alcohol Drinking: The Challenges and Opportunities for Combination Treatments
Lisa Fucito, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is co-author of an editorial in American Journal of Psychiatry that reviews the results of a recent clinical trial of naltrexone and varenicline for heavy-drinking smokers and discusses the challenges and opportunities of treating dual substance use/psychiatry disorders.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus
The lab of George Dragoi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, recently published a new study in Neuron that found orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus.Source: Neuron
Yale Study Participants Release Songs Created as Part of Hallucination Research
Philip Corlett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and his research team working on a study that evaluates the impact of group song-making on hallucinations, recently reached one of the first milestones associated with the project: The first group of participants has released an EP of music created during its sessions.
Off-the-Shelf Games Help Some Veterans With Brain Injuries
An online game program developed to help aging adults maintain brain fitness has been found to improve cognitive function in veterans with a history of concussion, according to a study published last month in the journal Brain.Source: Military.com
Optimizing Medical-Legal Partnerships in Pediatric Psychology to Reduce Health Disparities
Medical-legal partnerships provide an opportunity for psychologists to broaden their interdisciplinary collaborations, to more aptly meet the social and legal needs of their patients to assist in reducing inequities among underserved pediatric populations. The systematic incorporation of MLPs into pediatric psychology training may help to increase the utilization of these services moving forward.Source: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
New Haven Eyes New 'Community Resilience' Department to Combat Street Violence
Michael Rowe, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, was among the people who attended a news conference August 2 when New Haven's mayor announced the formation of a new Department of Community Resilience to strengthen the fight against violence in the city. Rowe is co-director of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.Source: New Haven Register