Okani New Resident-Fellow Member Representative for APA's Area 1
Chidinma Okani, MD, a second-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been selected by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to be the Resident-Fellow Member Representative for Area 1 (New England and Eastern Canada).
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism Is in the Curriculum
“The social justice curriculum is an important part of our broader effort to improve the culture of our department with respect to diversity and inclusion, and to bring the many legacies of racism to an end as rapidly as we can,” said department chair Dr. John Krystal.Source: YaleNews
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism is in the Curriculum
Five years ago, Yale’s Department of Psychiatry formally integrated anti-racism education and advocacy into its resident training program. Through the Social Justice and Health Equity (SJHE) curriculum, a mandatory part of the four-year program, residents learn to recognize their own biases and appreciate the lived experiences of minority patients.Source: Yale News
In Memoriam: Robert T. Malison, MD ’87, HS ’91
The Department of Psychiatry sadly shares the news of the unexpected death of Robert T. Malison, MD, professor of psychiatry, on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the age of 60. Bob, an avid outdoorsman, cellist, and tennis player, passed away peacefully in his bed after an acute cardiac event.
Ramos, Lanzarotta, Chandler: COVID-19 Is Changing What It Means to Be a Doctor
American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike. It’s time doctors unite behind the fight for health justice.Source: Boston Review
COVID-19 is the Symptom. Chronic, Oppressive Job Conditions are the Disease
Andres Barkil-Oteo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and Eden Almasude, MD, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry are co-authors of the op-ed, "COVID-19 is the Symptom. Chronic, Oppressive Job Conditions are the Disease."Source: KevinMD.com
Noori: 'I Felt It Was My Duty' to Volunteer on the COVID-19 Unit
"When we found out that we could volunteer to help, I felt it was my duty to do so. It helped me find meaning in this whole crazy pandemic that we're going through and actually calmed me down," third-year Yale Psychiatry resident Sofia Noori, MD, told Medscape Medical News.Source: Medscape Medical News
Roxas, Shen: George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America
Co-authors and Second-Year Residents Nichole Roxas, MD, MPH, and Alice Shen, MD, write: "The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again?"Source: Scientific American
In Psychiatry, Yale Resident AZA Allsop Has Found Where His Passion for Music, Medicine Fit Together
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.
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.Source: Academic Phsychiatry