Yale Study Examines Racial and Ethnic Differences in Perception of Provider Cultural Competence
Patients who identify as racial and ethnic minorities prefer medical providers who share and understand their culture, but those patients are not as likely as others to access providers who can provide such care, according to a new study co-authored by Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Albert Powers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.
Black Discusses Health Disparities, Racism in Hamden's Neighborhoods with New Haven Register
Hamden's neighborhoods with the greatest percentage of residents identifying as white have a higher average life expectancy than areas with more residents of color, who are more likely to experience adverse health outcomes, according to a new report. Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who studies the effect of racial discrimination on patient care, discussed the report's findings with the New Haven Register.Source: New Haven Register
Olayinka Accepted to Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program
Olaniyi Olayinka, MD, MPH, an Addiction Psychiatry fellow in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been accepted to the Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program 2021-2023 based at Boston University School of Medicine.
Major Federal Translational Science Support Is Renewed for Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine has been awarded nearly $63.7 million over the next five years from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to renew its five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to accelerate research discoveries that can have a positive impact on health.
Yale Doctors Ready to Welcome Resettled Refugees
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Adult Refugee Clinic at Yale, spoke to the New Haven Register about preparations by Yale School of Medicine physicians to welcome Afghan refugees to Greater New Haven.Source: New Haven Register
Cigarette Smoking and Heavy Alcohol Drinking: The Challenges and Opportunities for Combination Treatments
Lisa Fucito, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is co-author of an editorial in American Journal of Psychiatry that reviews the results of a recent clinical trial of naltrexone and varenicline for heavy-drinking smokers and discusses the challenges and opportunities of treating dual substance use/psychiatry disorders.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus
The lab of George Dragoi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, recently published a new study in Neuron that found orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus.Source: Neuron
Impact of a Virtual Simulation-Based Educational Module on Managing Agitation for Medical Students
Jessica Chaffkin, MD, former Chief Resident and 2021 graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, is first author of a paper in Educational Case Report that describes an educational intervention to teach concepts of interview safety and agitation management to medical students.Source: Educational Case Report