Calhoun: All Doctors Should Be Activists. Sincerely, a Psychiatry Intern
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a Yale Psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, recently published a personal essay describing her experiences with racism in the medical field in Academic Psychiatry. The piece, "All Doctors Should Be Activists. Sincerely, a Psychiatry Intern," was influenced by a recent talk Calhoun delivered at a February 2020 Pediatrics Grand Rounds.
Calhoun, Roxas Receive Award from Yale Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to Complete Global Mental Health Research
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, and second-year resident Nichole Roxas, MD, MPH, recently received an award from the Department of Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to complete research related to global mental health and social psychiatry.
Barron Designs Face Mask With Shield For Extra Protection
Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, a fourth year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, is stepping in to help fill medical workers’ need for face masks. Accompanied by his wife, Kristin Budde, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and their 2½-year-old assistant, Everett, Barron decided to investigate how to make a mask that would fill the gap health-care workers are faced with during the COVID-19 crisis.
Calhoun, Gold Evaluate the Positive Impact of Celebrity Self-Disclosure of Mental Illness
Celebrity self-disclosure and advocacy of mental health can boost normalization and awareness, and even encourage people to seek help, according to a new paper written by two doctors with Yale connections. Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, is a current Yale psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program. Jessica Gold, MD, MS, is a Yale School of Medicine graduate and the daughter of Mark Gold, MD, an alumnus of the Yale Psychiatry residency. Together they co-authored the paper, titled “’I Feel Like I Know Them’: the Positive Effect of Celebrity Self-disclosure of Mental Illness,” published in Academic Psychiatry last month.
National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative to Launch 'Quarantine Curriculum'
The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative, co-chaired by David Ross, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has created a 14-day "Quarantine Curriculum” designed to capture foundational concepts in modern psychiatric neuroscience and make them clear and accessible online.
In Her Work at The Hispanic Clinic, Yale Psychiatry's Almasude Seeks To Find, Create Humanity in Health Care
Second-year Psychiatry resident Eden Almasude, MD, MA, strongly believes in creating meaningful connections. She also has a deep passion for activism and social justice. Those perspectives have colored her approach to medicine. Almasude has been able to intersect those interests through her work at The Hispanic Clinic at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC).
Yale Psychiatry's Calhoun Shares Her Experiences With Racism in the Medical Field
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, was among a select group of speakers - and the only resident - chosen to share their narrative stories about the patient experience and working as a doctor at the Feb. 5 Pediatric Grand Rounds.
Rutland: The Clock is Ticking on Medical Marijuana Bill in Alabama
Will Rutland, MD, JD, MPH, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, wrote on the website Alabama.com about Alabama's proposed medical marijuana legislation and its implications for the state's mental health services. "If state lawmakers are destined to move toward legalization, they must first address the urgent need for stronger mental health infrastructure," he wrote. Rutland is a Montgomery, Ala., native.
Trainee-Led Study Seeks to Better Understand All-Cause Mortality in Schizophrenia Patients
A new study led by a Yale Department of Psychiatry trainee sought to better understand why people with schizophrenia have dramatically increased all-cause mortality, and whether living with severe mental illness accelerates the aging process.