New Haven Community Gathers to Celebrate Yale Psychiatry's Kathy Carroll, Plan Playground in Newhallville
The Kathy Carroll Community Playground, currently planned in the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven, will bring a safe place to play for children living at and nearby Christian Community Action (CCA): deep purple tunnels and slides, climbing structures and even a swing set. It’s a project the late Kathleen “Kathy” Carroll, PhD, who supported CCA for decades, would be proud of.
Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Had Fewer COVID Testing Sites, Yale Study Finds
A new study by Yale researchers finds that, due to structural racism, the populations most at risk for contracting and dying from COVID-19 — Black, Indigenous, and LatinX populations— had less access to COVID-19 testing centers.
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
WHRY Funds Studies on Heart Disease, Insomnia, and Pain
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three new studies investigating a method for improving the diagnosis of heart disease in women, a therapy for clinically significant sleep disruption common in Black women, and the influence of biological sex on the underlying brain patterns that link pain and opioid use.
Yale Researchers Size up the Mental Health Toll of the Pandemic
While researchers have known about the mental health costs of chronic stress, they say this situation is unique because during the pandemic people have also lost many of the social connections and outlets needed to help manage their stress loads.Source: YaleNews
New Mural to Promote Vascular Health in Historic Northeast Kansas City
In early April, four Kansas City artists will begin creating a mural in the Paseo Gateway neighborhoods of historic Northeast Kansas City, Mo., designed to educate and raise awareness about a critical yet little known community health issue – peripheral artery disease (commonly known as PAD).Source: Show Me PAD
Stress and Resilience Town Halls Are Being Offered
The Yale Department of Psychiatry continues to offer virtual “Stress and Resilience Town Halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.
Yale School of Medicine and FDA’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Diversity Day: "Patient Centered Approach to Care and Research" on Feb. 28
The Innovation and Diversity Summit will focus on raising awareness about the need for minorities and subpopulation participation in clinical trials; patient-centered approaches to care and research; and the role of technology in both areas.
Bidding up Donations for People in Need
Since 1993, the auction has provided grants to New Haven organizations that address issues of food and housing insecurity in New Haven. Ali Elreichouni, a second-year student and one of the auction’s organizers, estimated that this year’s auction raised about $13,500.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine