YCCI Beginning a Second Decade of Support
Although it is hard to believe, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is now in its second decade providing training resources and support for Yale’s clinical and translational investigators. With the second renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), YCCI is well poised to continue supporting innovative science to improve the health of patients everywhere.
Study correlates maternal depression with diaper need
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have found a strong correlation between the diaper need of low-income mothers and the occurrence of maternal depression. According to their study, which was published in the journal Health Equity in September, diaper need — even more than food insufficiency — is a daily stressor that leads to maternal hardship and mental health struggles.
Yale study: Depression and alcoholism linked to one gene in African Americans
A gene variant involved in brain development is strongly associated with the risk of developing both major depression and alcoholism in African Americans, according to a new genome-wide association study (GWAS) by Yale and University of Pennsylvania researchers, published Oct. 25 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Committee led by Jordan to sponsor discussion on opioid crisis
The Faith-based Response to the Opioid Crisis Committee, a state and federally funded project led by Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will sponsor a discussion aimed at supporting African Americans affected by opioid and other drug and alcohol problems on Sept. 7, 2017 at Cross Street AME Zion Church in Middletown.
Understanding What Happens in the Brain When We Hear Voices
Many people are aware that hearing voices can be a symptom of such serious mental illnesses as schizophrenia. But hearing voices that others don’t hear isn’t always caused by disease. Approximately three to seven percent of healthy people hear voices regularly and 10 percent say they have heard voices at some point in their lives.
How Online Grocery Delivery Could Help Alleviate Food Deserts
For people who live in food deserts, getting groceries can be a real challenge. A new analysis from researchers at Yale University suggests that one service already in place in many of these areas could help make it easier to access fresh, healthy food: online grocery delivery.
Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves ‘Food Deserts’ Behind
A Yale University analysis found that most people in “food deserts” in eight states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Applications Are Open for InnovateHealth Yale Seed Funding
InnovateHealth Yale (IHY) will award up to $5,000 in seed funding to innovative solutions which address a health challenge that disproportionately impacts low-income communities in the United States or low-resource countries. The award is open to all Yale students and a team may include non-Yale students (the project leader must be a Yale student).
"De-stigmatizing Disability: Tribulations and Triumphs of Disability at Yale," on Oct. 30
Yale School of Medicine invites you to a conversation on how we are embracing disability as a central component to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion at Yale. Learn from Yale students and faculty living with disabilities and from other subject matter experts.
Blacks, Poor At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease; Overall Death Rate Falls
The death rate from heart disease plummeted nationally over several decades for all racial and ethnic groups, but the rate of decline has slowed slightly and African Americans and low-income individuals are still at a higher risk of developing the disease and dying from it, according to a report from the National Center of Health Statistics.