Yale Psychiatry Names New Research Leaders at Connecticut Mental Health Center
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Deputy Chair for Basic Science and Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, of Pharmacology and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Ribicoff Labs and of the Division of Molecular Psychiatry. Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Assistant Chair for Translational Research, and Director of the Yale OCD Research Clinic, has been named Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) and of the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP).
Childhood Maltreatment and Impact on Clinical Features of Major Depression in Adults
William Prueitt, MD, a second-year resident, is co-author of a paper published in Psychiatry Research that explores the relationship between childhood maltreatment and the clinical features of major depression in adults.Source: Psychiatry Research
Lo: What Are You? A Biracial Physician on Nuanced Racism
"I lurk in my whiteness to cope. A compliment about my Asianness lands as a racist devaluation of both sides of my heritage. The medical licensing board does not include my race on its registration form. Straddling the boundary of Asian and White as a biracial female psychiatrist, I struggle to handle exoticization, discriminatory assumptions, and subtle marginalization by patients and colleagues. I grapple with the privilege of light-skinned ethnic ambiguity vs the disrespect for having features deviating from the imagined physician appearance. In this piece, I introduce a nuanced dialog about race and advocate for recognition and inclusion of biracial and multiracial minority medical practitioners who defy oversimplified racial categories," writes Emma Lo, MD, Assistant Professor of PsychiatrySource: The Annals of Family 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.”
Correlates of Homelessness Among Patients in Methadone Maintenance Treatment
Marina Gaeta, a fourth-year Yale School of Medicine student, and Declan Barry, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper published in Medical Care that evaluates the correlates of homelessness among patients enrolled in low-barrier-to-treatment-access methadone maintenance treatment programs for opioid use disorder.Source: Medical Care
Disagreeing Takes up a Lot of Brain Real Estate
When two people agree, their brains exhibit a calm synchronicity of activity focused on sensory areas of the brain. When they disagree, however, many other regions of the brain involved in higher cognitive functions become mobilized as each individual combats the other’s argument.Source: YaleNews
WHRY Funds Study on How CBD Affects the Brain
Women’s Health Research at Yale announced funding to investigate how the presumably non-intoxicating cannabis ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) affects the brain, and if it affects women and men differently. CBD use is growing in popularity exponentially, yet the safety and effectiveness of this non-regulated category of products are unknown.
Yale Global Mental Health Program Begins 2021 With New Leadership
Theddeus Iheanacho, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Sirikanya (Sanya) Sellers, MD, a first-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, are the new faculty and residency leaders, respectively, of the Yale Global Mental Health Program.
Ronald N. Casey, PhD, Dies at 74
The following message was sent to members of the Yale Department of Psychiatry on January 5, 2021. We write with deep sadness to share news of the passing of Ronald Casey, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, after a long illness. Casey died peacefully at his home in Guilford on January 1 with his wife Barbara at his side.
Beyond Diversity and Inclusion: Reparative Justice in Medical Education
J. Corey Williams, MD, MA, a graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, and Nientara Anderson, MD, MHS, a first-year resident, are co-authors of the paper "Beyond Diversity and Inclusion: Reparative Justice in Medical Education" in Academic Psychiatry.Source: Academic Psychiatry