The Science Behind Sound Therapy
Music and sounds can greatly impact mood and affect feelings, but how does calming music affect your brain compared to tense music? The Wall Street Journal visited the Yale lab of AZA Allsop, MD, PhD, fourth-year resident, to learn about his brain imaging research and the benefits music has on stress and anxiety.Source: The Wall Street Journal
The Black Youth Mental Health Epidemic: A Crisis in Its Own Right
In a new piece for Psychiatric Times, Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, writes: "Black adolescents, as well as children, have been in crisis for a while now, far more than 10 years—more like 2 decades. The failure to prioritize the well-being of Black children is not just a reflection of the media coverage; the field of psychiatry is guilty of it, too. And that must change."Source: Psychiatric Times
Chiraroekmongkon to share lived experience as mentor to first-generation, low-income students
Third-year Psychiatry resident Sirikanya (Sanya) Chiraroekmongkon, MD, will share her lived experience with and guide other first-generation low-income (FGLI) students as a mentor in a program co-planned by undergraduate organizations Yale FGLI Advocacy Movement (YFAM) and Yale Questbridge (QSN).
Racial Disparities in Youth Pretrial Detention: A Retrospective Cohort Study Grounded in Critical Race Theory
Andy Wen, MD, MPH, a second-year resident, is first author of a study in Health & Justice that expands research on disproportionate contact in the pretrial detention setting to Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian youth.Source: Health & Justice
Study: Resident Performance Evaluations May Be Biased Toward Whites
Psychiatric News recently wrote about a paper co-written by Nientara Anderson, MD, MHS, third-year resident, with findings that suggest internal medicine residents from minoritized racial and ethnic groups may experience bias in assessments. Anderson's paper was published in JAMA Network Open.Source: Psychiatric News
Design and Development of a Digital Shared Decision-making Tool for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
Julio Nunes, MD, first-year resident, is first author of a paper in JAMIA Open that analyzes the design values of a web-based shared decision-making tool created to better inform atrial fibrillation patients about anticoagulation.Source: JAMIA Open
A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate an Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Shared Decision‐Making Pathway
Oral anticoagulation (OAC) reduces stroke and disability in atrial fibrillation (AF) but is underutilized. Researchers, including Julio Nunes, MD, first-year resident, evaluated the effects of a novel patient‐clinician shared decision‐making (SDM) tool in reducing OAC patient's decisional conflict as compared to usual care.Source: Journal of the American Heart Association
Having a Sibling with Autism Made Me A Better Doctor
"My brother has a severe form of autism and it wasn't always easy for me to understand his condition growing up but, through my parents, I learned how to fight for him—and I always will," writes Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, resident in the Department of Psychiatry in a new piece for Parents.Source: Parents
Low-Barrier Buprenorphine Treatment for People Experiencing Homelessness
Claire Gibson, MD, fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Emma Lo, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper in Psychiatric Services that assesses the delivery of buprenorphine to people who face homelessness.Source: Psychiatric Services
Revisiting the Exhibits — Medical Student Reflections on Changes to the Institutional Portraiture at a U.S. Medical School
Nientara Anderson, MD, MHS, third-year resident, is co-author of a paper in Journal of General Internal Medicine that evaluates how recent changes to longstanding historical portraiture in Yale School of Medicine's Sterling Hall of Medicine affected students’ reflections on being in that space.Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
Calhoun Accepted to American Medical Association-Satcher Health Leadership Institute Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, has been accepted to the American Medical Association (AMA)-Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship.