Yale Psychiatry's Calhoun Shares Her Experiences With Racism in the Medical Field
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, was among a select group of speakers - and the only resident - chosen to share their narrative stories about the patient experience and working as a doctor at the Feb. 5 Pediatric Grand Rounds.
Rutland: The Clock is Ticking on Medical Marijuana Bill in Alabama
Will Rutland, MD, JD, MPH, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, wrote on the website Alabama.com about Alabama's proposed medical marijuana legislation and its implications for the state's mental health services. "If state lawmakers are destined to move toward legalization, they must first address the urgent need for stronger mental health infrastructure," he wrote. Rutland is a Montgomery, Ala., native.
Trainee-Led Study Seeks to Better Understand All-Cause Mortality in Schizophrenia Patients
A new study led by a Yale Department of Psychiatry trainee sought to better understand why people with schizophrenia have dramatically increased all-cause mortality, and whether living with severe mental illness accelerates the aging process.
O'Dell, Mecca Awarded Travel Scholarships
Ryan O’Dell, MD, PhD, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Adam Mecca, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were both awarded the Human Amyloid Imaging 2020 Travel Scholarship for the organization’s annual conference in January 2020.
Substance Use Disorders in Later Life: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature of an Emerging Public Health Concern
Five current and former Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty and trainees contributed to a paper published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry that provides a clinical review and synthesis of existing literature around subsance use in later life.
Yale Review: Opioid Use in Pregnancy
Amalia Londono Tobon, MD, Clinical Fellow in the Yale Child Study Center; Erin Habecker, MD, a 2019 graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program; and Ariadna Forray, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper published in Current Psychiatry Reports that reviews recent evidence of perinatal outcomes and treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy.
"What is Our Lane?": Question Explored at 19th Annual Power Day
What is Our Lane? On November 22, 2019, over 250 Yale MD, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Physician Associate (PA) students grappled with this question in the context of activism in health care. The conversation marked the 19th annual Power Day, which provides an important forum for discussing the role of power in health care, and celebrates those who use it well.
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.
Workshops to Feature Diversity, Inclusivity at Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale
From human trafficking and immigration to pregnancy loss, LGBT mental health, and gender-based violence, the Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale on October 25 will feature 17 workshops that highlight the breadth and diversity of mental health issues in women.
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.
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.
What's OT Got To Do With It: The Benefits Of An Occupational Therapist On An Interdisciplinary Inpatient Team
Zachary M. Harvanek, MD, PhD, a second year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Hun Millard, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, co-wrote a column in the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's AACAP News that touts the benefits of having an occupational therapist on a treatment team to increase positive hospitalization outcomes for patients.
Olfson honored by NIMH, ACNP
Emily Olfson, MD, PhD, a fourth-year resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program, has been awarded the 2019 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outstanding Resident Award. Olfson also has been chosen to receive a travel award through the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).
Trainees, Faculty Advocated for New Law that Provides More Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Prisons
Legislation pushed by Yale Department of Psychiatry trainees and faculty that provides more treatment for opioid addicted jail and prison inmates in Connecticut has been signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont.
Yale Study: Identify, Engage, Understand: Supporting Transgender Youth in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital
William Acosta, MD, who graduated from the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program in June 2019, and Zheala Qayyum, MBBS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper published in Psychiatric Quarterly that addresses the experiences of transgender adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. The study revealed that patients and care providers generally reported a supportive inpatient care environment.