Yale Study: First Nicotine Product Tried Correlates With Current Product Use and Nicotine Dependence in Youth
Young people who use smokeless tobacco as their first nicotine product may be more likely to try other nicotine products and develop nicotine dependence, according to a new study by Yale researchers. Patricia Simon, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, is the study's first author.Source: Preventive Medicine
Bold Receives Grant to Study Impact of Menthol Flavor Ban in Cigarettes and E-cigarettes
Krysten Bold, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has received an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the impact of a menthol flavor ban in cigarettes and e-cigarettes to inform tobacco policy.
What Is Psilocybin Therapy? A Detailed Scientific Guide to This Psychedelic Approach for Mental Health
Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to Everyday Health about clinical treatments involving psilocybin therapy.Source: Everyday Health
D'Souza, Gelernter Awarded Grant to Study Genetic Risk Factors in Cannabis Use Disorder
Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, and Joel Gelernter, MD, will study the biology of a person’s response to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active constituent of cannabis. They will identify genetic risk factors to cannabis use disorder and study how cannabis risk variants influence THC response in a laboratory setting.
In Study of Veterans, Positive Personality Traits Moderate Persistent High Alcohol Consumption
Peter Na, MD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH, professor of psychiatry and of public health, led a research team that examined the psychosocial moderators of high alcohol consumption determined by polygenic risk in military veterans.Source: Psychological Medicine
A Single Dose of Psilocybin Boosts Neuroplasticity and Reduces Depression Symptoms
Patrick Skosnik, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Deepak D'Souza, MD, Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Journal of Psychopharmacology that provides evidence that psilocybin induces lasting changes in neuroplasticity and that these changes are linked to improvements in depression symptoms.Source: PsyPost
Huckins to Receive 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Theodore Reich Early Career Award
Laura Huckins, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, has been awarded the 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) Theodore Reich Early Career Award. Huckins was selected for the award based on her published work describing the genetic underpinnings of eating disorders and PTSD as well as for her service to the psychiatric genetics community.
Girgenti Paper Explores 'iHerd,' A Hierarchical Graph Representation Learning Method
Matthew Girgenti, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is co-author of a paper in PLOS Computational Biology that explores a hierarchical graph representation learning method called iHerd.Source: PLOS Computational Biology
Ramaswamy Praises the 'Nuclear Family,' but Single Parents Say His Comments Hurt
Carmen Black, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a single parent, spoke to USA Today for a story about comments presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy made regarding his upbringing in a two-parent household.Source: USA Today
Distribution of CARES Act Provider Relief Funding to Psychiatric Care Organizations
John Havlik, a Yale School of Medicine student, and Jack Tsai, PhD, associate professor adjunct of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Psychiatric Services that tracked distribution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding among psychiatrists.Source: Psychiatric Services
Picciotto to Direct Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, has been appointed director of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, the largest doctoral program in the biological and biomedical sciences at Yale.