Pollard, Hoge offer recommendations to develop workforce in Coordinated Specialty Care
Jessica Pollard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Michael Hoge, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, developed a set of competencies and provided recommendations to promote the workforce in Coordinated Specialty Care for early psychosis.
Pollard elected Chair of APHA's Mental Health Section
Jessica Pollard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) Clinic based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, has been elected Chair of the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Video abstract: First-episode services for psychotic disorders
The Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) program has completed the first experimental study in the U.S. demonstrating the effectiveness of a first-episode service in improving outcomes for psychotic disorders. In this video, Dr. Vinod Srihari discusses the results.Source: YouTube
"Mindmap" launches at STEP
After demonstrating quietly through several years of research that clinical care at STEP—Specialized Treatment in Early Psychosis—is effective, Vinod Srihari, MD and his team are stepping out in a more public way with Mindmap, a public information campaign aimed at improving early detection of psychotic illness.
New program reduces hospitalizations for youth with psychosis
Providing coordinated care to young people who experience their first psychotic episode reduces hospitalization costs and helps patients continue to work and go to school, according to a new study scheduled to appear online Feb. 2 in the journal Psychiatric Services.
STEP reopens, offering early intervention for psychosis
STEP, the program for Specialized Treatment in Early Psychosis, has reopened its clinical service to new admissions, addressing a critical public health gap by offering first-class care to individuals ages 16-35 in the early stages of psychotic illness.
Orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus
The lab of George Dragoi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, recently published a new study in Neuron that found orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus.Source: Neuron
Mentoring key to equity, says Nii Addy, PhD, Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion
To build a medical school environment where underrepresented minorities can thrive, mentoring is key, says Nii Addy, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Yale School of Medicine's inaugural Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion.
New Program Brings Meharry Medical Students into the ‘Yale Family’
Six students were selected from Meharry Medical College, an historically Black medical school in Nashville, in a program designed by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to provide them with research experience and career advancing networking opportunities. The students will work alongside Yale faculty members and residents, begin building networks, and deepen their understanding of careers paths in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroscience.
Understanding trauma: Yale physicians on bias in the ER
When third-year Yale emergency resident physician Dr. Isaac Agboola writes in the Annals of Emergency Medicine about the problem of bias in the emergency department, it’s a matter of personal as well as professional interest. As one of the few Black male physicians in his class of more than 60 residents, and the first in his family to attend college and pursue medicine, Agboola says he feels a unique responsibility to represent Black patients who are brought in for treatment. The article, “The Coats That We Can Take Off And the Ones We Can’t,” written by Agboola and co-authored by two assistant professors of emergency medicine, Dr. Ambrose H. Wong and Dr. Edouard Coupet, examines how bias influences emergency department treatment, particularly decisions over which patients must be restrained and/or sedated.Source: YaleNews
WHRY Funds Study on How CBD Affects the Brain
Women’s Health Research at Yale announced funding to investigate how the presumably non-intoxicating cannabis ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) affects the brain, and if it affects women and men differently. CBD use is growing in popularity exponentially, yet the safety and effectiveness of this non-regulated category of products are unknown.