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
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
Newest Traffic Changes Related to Downtown Crossing Construction in New Haven
As progress on Phase 2 of Downtown Crossing continues, the City of New Haven is announcing traffic pattern changes that will have minor impacts for commuters who enter or exit the downtown New Haven area through the former Route 34 corridor. While minor, these impacts will be the most significant since Phase 2 construction began in the spring.Source: Downtown Crossing New Haven
Come to the 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Auction on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Donations Are Still Being Accepted.
The 27th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Café Med, Harkness Hall, 367 Cedar Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Donations are being accepted.
YSM Faculty Help Make New Haven Restaurant Week More Accessible to Older Adults
Barry Wu, MD, professor of clinical medicine (Geriatrics), looks forward to New Haven Restaurant Week (NHRW) twice a year, when around thirty local restaurants have special lunch and dinner prix fixe menus, to encourage people to enjoy the city’s local restaurants. Over the summer, Wu and Richard Marottoli, MD, MPH, professor of medicine (Geriatrics), began to consider if there was a way to enable more older adults in the New Haven area, particularly ones with limitations, to enjoy NHRW.
HAVEN Free Clinic Run/Walk Raises Funds and Builds Community
HAVEN Free Clinic volunteers and patients usually are at 800 Howard Avenue in New Haven on Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. But on Sunday morning, October 6, members of the HAVEN community and their supporters gathered in New Haven’s Edgewood Park. The reason: the sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk, which raises about 70% percent of the clinic’s yearly budget. To date, $35,000 has been raised, significantly surpassing the goal of $25,000.