Cultural Sources of Strength and Resilience: A Case Study of Holistic Wellness Boxes for COVID-19 Response in Indigenous Communities
Stefanie Gillson, MD, Fourth-Year Resident in Psychiatry, co-authored an article describing how the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Great Lakes Hub began sending holistic wellness boxes to community partners in 11 tribal communities, to help support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.Source: Frontiers in Sociology
Lipkes Manuscript Judged Finalist in Book Prize
Celeste Lipkes, MD, MFA, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, continues to earn recognition for Radium Girl, her manuscript of poems. Lipkes was recently named a finalist in the 2020-21 Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second poetry collection. The book prize drew 870 manuscripts this year, and 18 were judged finalists.
Yale Psychiatry's Calhoun Asks: Is The Medical System Safe for Black Children?
For the second consecutive year, Calhoun was the only resident among a select group of speakers chosen to share their narrative stories about the patient experience and working as a doctor at the Feb. 3 Marjorie Rosenthal Pediatric Stories Grand Rounds. This year’s presentation was held virtually via Zoom. Calhoun’s speech, titled “Sour,” centered on her experience as a woman of African descent working in the medical field.
Wijayaratne: 'On Multiple Miscarriages'
Sandhira Wijayaratne, MD, a first-year resident, writes in Journal of Patient Education and Counseling about how limitations in health literacy and communication can lead to unfavorable outcomes when delivering bad news to a patient.Source: Journal of Patient Education and Counseling
Noori: You Can’t “Elon Musk” Healthcare
"Healthcare is simply not the kind of business where one can shoot a rocket into the sky and accept the risk that it might explode. Simply put, this is people’s lives we’re dealing with," writes Sofia Noori, MD, Fourth-Year Resident, in a new piece for The Health Care Blog.Source: The Health Care Blog
Re: Blackface in White Space: Using Admissions to Address Racism in Medical Education
In a Letter to the Editor, Nientara Anderson MD, MHS, Second-Year Resident in Psychiatry; Dowin Boatright MD, MBA, MHS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; and Anna Reisman, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine - General Medicine, respond to Plaisime and Cerdeña’s letter.Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Allsop, Davis-Reyes, Smith Named Among 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Three members of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine were included in Cell Mentor’s recent list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America. AZA Allsop, Second-Year Resident in Psychiatry, Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, and Keisha Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, were among those listed in the category of “Rising Stars.”
The Impact of COVID-19 on Inpatient Psychiatry Resident Supervision
In a Letter to the Editor published in the October 2020 edition of Academic Psychiatry, William Coe, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident, and Hun Millard, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, outline the impact of COVID-19 on inpatient psychiatry resident supervision.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Decriminalising being Black with mental illness
Mental illness should not be a death sentence. Being Black should not be a death sentence. Yet, in 2020 alone we have witnessed how these intersecting identities—Blackness and having a mental illness—have disproportionately led to the murder of Black people by police officers in the USA, write Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and AZA Allsop, MD, PhD, Second-Year Psychiatry Resident, in a new paper.Source: The Lancet Psychiatry
New Book by Barron Explores the Future of Psychiatry
“Reading Our Minds: The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry,” is the first book by Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, currently a fellow in Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and published by Columbia Global Reports, an imprint of Columbia University Press. The book was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is available for pre-order ahead of its April 2021 release.
Power Awards Honor Medical Students and Residents
Fourth-year MD students Shaunte Butler and Pavithra Vijayakumar have received the Drs. Robert Rock & Tehreem Rehman Medical Student Activism Award, recognizing medical students who, in the service of equity and social justice, have taken a professional or personal risk and whose work has led to important or lasting change. Also honored at the 2020 Power Awards virtual ceremony were Paul Eigenberger, MD (psychiatry), Mollie Freedman-Weiss, MD (general surgery), Michael Hajek, MD (ENT surgery), and Katherine Penziner, MD (internal medicine primary care) as residents chosen by medical students for modeling the responsible, positive, and beneficial use of power in health care relationships and who serve as true role models for the medical student community.
Calhoun Talks White Coats for Black Lives on the Fixing Healthcare Podcast
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program, appeared on Episode 27 of the Fixing Healthcare podcast to discuss race relations in medicine.Source: Fixing Healthcare Podcast
Who is AZA in your own words?
AZA Allsop, MD, PhD, is a First-Year Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is also a music artist with a burgeoning career, and co-founder of Renaissance Entertainment LLC, a company that operates at the intersection of art, science, and community building to drive culture.Source: Muzique Magazine
Overcoming the Barriers to Resident Engagement in Quality Improvement Initiatives in Psychiatry
Thomas Mitchell, MD, third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively of the paper, "Overcoming the Barriers to Resident Engagement in Quality Improvement Initiatives in Psychiatry" published in Academic Psychiatry.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Seeking Help Is Not Weak
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys spoke up about his mental illness and was questioned. Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, argues in Psychiatric Times his bravery should be commended, not criticized.Source: Psychiatric Times
Jackson Receives Top 2020 Health Professional Under 40 Award from National Medical Association
Danielle Jackson, MD, MPH, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, was among the recent honorees who received the “Top 2020 Health Professional Under 40" award from the National Medical Association (NMA).