Findings Point to Importance of Addressing Sleep Disturbance in Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
Yale researchers, including senior author Declan Barry, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, co-authored an article published in Clinical Journal of Pain that found sleep disturbance may be an important treatment target for opioid use disorder and chronic pain among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment.
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
Hormonal Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder: State of the Art
Jennifer Dwyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, is the first author of a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry which reviews the state of the field of hormone-based interventions for depression.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
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.
COVID-19 Dreams? Here’s What They Mean
While dreams alone aren’t necessarily a reason to seek professional help, Yale Medicine providers suggest that those who are concerned about a larger issue related to anxiety should talk to a mental health professional or sleep specialist who can make a comprehensive assessment.Source: Yale Medicine
Lessons from the field: An interview with former Norwalk Public Schools superintendent Dr. Adamowski
Last week, PEER had the opportunity to interview Dr. Steven Adamowski on the occasion of his retirement from a long and distinguished career in public education. We asked for Dr. Adamowski’s reflections on a variety of topics in education.
Martinez-Kaigi: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Pediatric Patients in the Pandemic Age
In the midst of a global public health crisis, medical providers find themselves on the frontline of unprecedented circumstances caring for patients as they fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic. Pediatricians are faced with the reality that COVID‐19 positions marginalized groups of children and youths at an increased vulnerability to health care inequities.Source: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
They're Executives and Moms Who are Also Recovering Alcoholics. How They're Getting Through the Pandemic
Petra Pilgrim, MD, Acting Director of The Steward House at Silver Hill, spoke to CNN Business for a story about how executives and parents who are recovering alcoholics are coping during the pandemic.Source: CNN Business