Delegation From China Visits Yale Psychiatry; Active Collaboration Planned
Representatives from the Mental Health Institute at the Second Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan Province, People’s Republic of China and the Yale Department of Psychiatry signed a Memorandum Of Understanding on December 4, 2019 that signifies the intention of both departments to collaborate more actively.
Opinion: Be aware of vaping dangers
Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Eliza Buelt, MD, a Public Psychiatry Fellow and Instructor, wrote in the New Haven Register about the surge of vaping-related injuries in Connecticut and symptoms people exhibit when their lungs are harmed.
Yale Psychiatry to Launch Public Psychiatry Track
The Yale Department of Psychiatry is creating a new track for residents who are interested in the field of Public/Community Psychiatry, broadly defined as the treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who receive services supported by public funds.
Yale Review: How Brain Alterations Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
How brain alterations contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors is the subject of a new published review of brain scanning studies by Yale and international researchers. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, is the paper's lead and corresponding author.
What do I need to know about e-cigarettes?
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, spoke on a podcast published by JAMA Clinical Reviews that reviews research on the epidemiology and possible adverse health effects of e-cigarette and nicotine use, and the pitfalls associated with using e-cigarettes as a method to stop smoking.
Can Your Therapist Be Replaced by an App?
Kathleen Carroll, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry and Principal Investigator in the Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse at Yale, spoke to Healthline about her app CBT4CBT, which uses interactive exercises, movies, and graphics to help people stop using drugs and alcohol.
Lin, Chang Place 5th in International Natural Language Processing Competition
Eric Lin, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and David Chang, a student in Yale's Computation Biology & Bioinformatics program, placed fifth in the National NLP Clinical Challenges (n2c2) Clinical Semantic Textual Similarity (STS) Task.
Liu Emphasizes Collaboration in His Sports Neuroscience Research
Sports neuroscientist Kun Liu, PhD, Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the Chinese news service Ecns.cn about his program Physical Exercise Affecting on Cognition and Emotion (PEACE). The program incorporates the interdisciplinary field of sports science, neuroscience, and analytical chemistry in studying how and why physical activities can have a unique effect on certain cognitions.
Yale Researchers Measure Ketamine's Effects on a Glutamate Receptor
Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Irina Esterlis, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism that measured the effects of the anesthetic ketamine on a glutamate receptor.