Portnoy: Working With Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
In addition to its toll on physical health and economic well-being, the pandemic has exposed the often overlooked crisis of intimate partner violence, writes Galina Portnoy, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.Source: Closler
Portnoy, Martino, Brandt to Develop New Intimate Partner Violence Center at VA Connecticut
Yale Psychiatry faculty Galina Portnoy, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Steve Martino, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, and Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, will lead the development of a new Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS).
Treatment with Genetically Altered Viruses Targets and Destroys Ovarian Cancer in Mice
Researchers have successfully eliminated chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cells in mice using a single injection of two viruses genetically combined and altered to be safe, leading to long-term survival and demonstrating a potential breakthrough treatment for women.
Crusto Receives Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology
Cindy Crusto, PhD, Associate Professor and Deputy Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, is the 2020 recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Psychology.
Addiction Psychiatry Division Will Participate in Consortium to Develop New Treatment Tools for Addiction
Yale School of Medicine’s Division of Addiction Psychiatry will participate in a consortium funded by a multimillion-dollar federal grant that will attempt to develop new treatment tools for addiction.
Yarnell-Mac Grory Elected to Serve on Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Judicial Board
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, faculty within Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, Law and Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, and former chief resident, has been elected to serve as a student representative on Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business’ Judicial Board.
DeSouza, Parker: COVID-19 Church Closures Could Strain Mental Health of African Americans
A new paper by Yale Psychiatry faculty explores how the closure of predominately African American church buildings — or the Black Church — during the COVID-19 pandemic could strain the mental health of African Americans, specifically as they cope with American racism without physical access to their places of worship.
WHRY Launches Studies on Endometrial Cancer, Addiction to Opioids, and Stroke
While continuing to focus on the impacts of COVID-19, the center has enlarged its research portfolio to include new projects on the prevention of endometrial cancer in a growing cohort of women at high risk, non-opioid pain management following a cesarean section for women with opioid use disorder who are in recovery, and sex differences in stroke.
Ivezaj: Language Matters: Patients’ Preferred Terms for Discussing Obesity and Disordered Eating with Health Care Providers After Bariatric Surgery
Many weight‐related and loss‐of‐control eating terms are viewed as undesirable. Health care providers should begin with neutrally rated terms and ask patients about their language preferences when speaking with individuals before/after bariatric surgery to improve patient‐centered care and reduce perceived weight bias.Source: Obesity: A Research Journal
Potenza Named Director of Division on Addictions Research at Yale
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD (Yale College ’87, MD ’93, PhD ’94, Psychiatry Residency ‘98), Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Division on Addictions Research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Seeing Opportunity to Help Others in a Pandemic
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, told The New Haven Register that COVID-19 “has caused more depression or exacerbation of symptoms if (people) already have anxiety or depression. The economic effects of the virus, losing jobs can make it much more pronounced.”Source: The New Haven Register
Yale Researchers Take Stem Cells One Step Closer to Replacing Parathyroid Gland Function
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells, a significant milestone along the path toward helping people who lack the hormones released by parathyroid glands.