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  • Are Young CT Smokers Being Forced to Quit Cold Turkey?

    Grace Kong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Lisa Fucito, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the New Haven Register for a story about a new law in Connecticut that raises the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.

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  • Yale Scientists Win NIH Awards for Pioneering Work

    Yale School of Medicine’s Valentina Greco and Marina R. Picciotto are among the 11 recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes scientists who have a history of creative research and who show promise in originating “pioneering approaches to major challenges.” Greco and Picciotto will each receive $3.5 million dollars of funding over the course of five years. In addition, four young Yale scientists will receive the NIH’s Innovator Award.

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  • What's Killing America's Vapers?

    Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, was a guest on the Australian television news program Planet America. She discussed the science around the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses on an episode titled, "What's Killing America's Vapers?"

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  • Preventing HIV/AIDS Through Data-Driven Play

    A WHRY research project has received new funding to translate the game, called One Night Stan, from a role-playing card game into a videogame intervention prototype designed to empower adolescent black girls to take charge of their health.

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  • More Vaping-Related Dangers?

    According to a recent Yale study, inhaling vapor from flavored e-cigarette liquid exposes users to previously undetected chemical byproducts called acetals. As a result of the study, the authors hope the FDA will begin to study the short- and long-term effects of inhaled acetals.

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