Ivezaj: Language Matters: Patients’ Preferred Terms for Discussing Obesity and Disordered Eating with Health Care Providers After Bariatric Surgery
Many weight‐related and loss‐of‐control eating terms are viewed as undesirable. Health care providers should begin with neutrally rated terms and ask patients about their language preferences when speaking with individuals before/after bariatric surgery to improve patient‐centered care and reduce perceived weight bias.Source: Obesity: A Research Journal
Fuehrlein Provides Insight in Forbes on MTV's new '16 and Recovering'
Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD, offers insight into the MTV docuseries "16 and Recovering" in Forbes. The series follows students at Northshore Recovery High School in Beverly, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb hit hard by the opioid epidemic. It aims to showcase the realities of addiction, but also the hope of recovery, by focusing on the students and the principal, Michelle Lipinski, and their stories.Source: Forbes
Dangerous 'Drunkorexia' Hits College Campuses
When students diet, exercise or purge to purposely offset calories they consume from alcohol, experts sometimes call this "drunkorexia." Yale Psychiatry's Dr. Lisa Fucito explains how restricting food while drinking alcohol increases the intensity of intoxication.Source: HealthDay
Confronting Racial Violence: Resident, Unit, and Institutional Responses
J. Corey Williams, MD, MA, former resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Robert Rohrbaugh, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, wrote in Academic Medicine about an incident of racial violence by a patient against a resident physician.Source: Academic Medicine
Building Psychiatric Quality Programs and Defining Quality Leadership Roles at Four Academic Medical Centers
Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is first author of a paper published in Academic Psychiatry that describes four academic psychiatry quality programs; highlights the roles, responsibilities, and critical skills of quality improvement leaders; and shares project examples.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Yale Partners With Connecticut Department of Education to Launch Instructional COVID-19 Website
A group of volunteers from Yale School of Medicine and educators across the state have come together in a collaboration to create COV-Ed, an online resource tool for educators and students to learn about the challenges of the pandemic.
Zimbrean, Forray: The Educational Value of Outpatient Consultation-Liaison Rotations
Paula Zimbrean, MD, and Ariadna Forray, MD, are the first and contributing authors, respectively, of a paper published in Psychosomatics that outlines the importance of training residents in practicing psychiatry in outpatient medical settings.Source: Psychosomatics
Yale Researchers to Lead $52M Investigation Into Cause, Effect of Schizophrenia in Some High-risk Adolescents
Researchers with the Yale Department of Psychiatry will lead an international study to better understand the cause and effect of schizophrenia in some high-risk adolescents and young adults.
Potenza Named Director of Division on Addictions Research at Yale
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD (Yale College ’87, MD ’93, PhD ’94, Psychiatry Residency ‘98), Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Division on Addictions Research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Rhee, Rosenheck: Why Are Black Adults Over-Represented Among Individuals Who Have Experienced Lifetime Homelessness?
Although previous studies suggested that black homeless men have higher rates of drug abuse than white homeless men, the findings highlight the fact that black–white disparities in lifetime homeless risk are associated with socio-structural factors (eg, income and incarceration) and individual adverse events (eg, traumatic events), and not associated with psychiatric or substance use disorders.Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Liang Receives ECIP Travel Award for 2020 Virtual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics
Xiaoyu Liang, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Psychiatry, has received an Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP) travel award for the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics’ 2020 Virtual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG) this fall.
Yonkers to Become Chair of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Yale School of Medicine, will become Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care.
A ban on flavored vapes devastated N.J. shops. New study shows it might make vaping riskier.
As New Jersey vape shop owners decried lawmakers' efforts to ban the sale of flavored e-liquid last year, they often repeated the same claim: Our products aren’t the cause of the mysterious lung illness sweeping the country.Source: NJ.com