De Aquino Selected to Participate in Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars Program
João P. De Aquino, MD, Staff Addiction Psychiatrist and Advanced Fellow in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine, has been selected for the Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program at Boston University School of Medicine.
Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.
From Generation to Generation: Rethinking 'Soul Wounds' and Historical Trauma
Stefanie Gillson, MD, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, wrote about the need for clinicians and others to acknowledge and appreciate the biological implications of historical trauma in a commentary published in Biological Psychiatry.
Ensler to Give Keynote Speech at Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale
Playwright, activist, performer, and feminist Eve Ensler, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” will be the keynote speaker at the first Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale to be held Friday, October 25, 2019, at Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.
Suicide is Preventable. So, How Can We Help Our Teens?
Suicide is preventable, but rates of suicide are increasing worldwide, and it is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults (unintentional motor vehicle accidents are first). Going to the emergency room may be the smartest thing these teenagers can do.
Yale Study: Implementing Motivational Interviewing For Substance Misuse on Medical Inpatient Units: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Steve Martino, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, and Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study that looked at the effectiveness of three strategies for implementing motivational interviewing for patients who misuse substances.
Yuen Awarded First PRMS-Endowed Fellowship for Child Psychiatry with Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, a member of the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program at Yale, has been named the first recipient of a Professional Risk Management Services (PRMS)-endowed fellowship in collaboration with the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a think tank of leading psychiatric minds.
Yale Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Training for Resident Physicians
J. Corey Williams, MD, former resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry; Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS, a fourth-year resident; Aaron Alexander-Bloch, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Zheala Qayyum, MBBS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry are co-authors of the study, “Comparing the Effectiveness of a Guide Booklet to Simulation-Based Training for Management of Acute Agitation.” The study, published in Psychiatry Quarterly, will be used to inform management practices for psychiatry and internal medicine trainees to improve patient care.