COVID-19 Right Now - 5.7.2020
Live weekly from the Yale School of Public Health. James Hamblin, MD, MPH, Lecturer in Health Policy and Management, is joined by Marney White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Jacob Tebes, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology.
COVID-19: A Teachable Moment
For students and faculty at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a global public health crisis, it is a teachable moment. Instructors at the school are using the outbreak as a real-time case study to teach students the important tools of public health, mathematical modeling, health policy and epidemiology.
Vaping: A Huge Uncontrolled Experiment
E-cigarettes deliver their nicotine load into the lungs and include appealing flavors. Recent studies suggest that teenagers who would not otherwise have started smoking have been enticed back to tobacco products by e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, it takes years to see the consequences of any epidemic. "There's a huge uncontrolled experiment going on," said Stephanie O'Malley, PhD.
Teen vaping is bad. Nicotine makes it worse, says researcher
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, and Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research in the Department of Psychiatry, recently spoke to Science Magazine to discuss her findings on the long-term impact of nicotine on a developing brain.Source: Science Magazine
What do I need to know about e-cigarettes?
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, spoke on a podcast published by JAMA Clinical Reviews that reviews research on the epidemiology and possible adverse health effects of e-cigarette and nicotine use, and the pitfalls associated with using e-cigarettes as a method to stop smoking.Source: JAMA Clinical Reviews
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.Source: New Haven Register
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.
Yale Investigators Receive NIH HEAL Grants to Study Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
Yale researchers representing a range of disciplines have been awarded grants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL). This national effort provides $945 million in total funding to support a variety of research projects that tackle the opioid addiction and overdose crisis.
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?"Source: Planet America