O'Dell, Mecca Awarded Travel Scholarships
Ryan O’Dell, MD, PhD, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Adam Mecca, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were both awarded the Human Amyloid Imaging 2020 Travel Scholarship for the organization’s annual conference in January 2020.
Jordan, Klingensmith, Wasser Appointed Associate Program Directors for Psychiatry Residency
Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Katherine Klingensmith, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Tobias Wasser, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, have been appointed Associate Program Directors for the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program.
Three Faculty Honored With VA Career Development Award
Lynnette Averill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Lorig Kachadourian, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were honored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with its Career Development Award.
Wilkins, Goldenberg Appointed to New Medical Student Education Leadership Positions
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Director of Medical Student Education overseeing all medical student education in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Psychiatry Clerkship Director.
MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application
Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.
Spreading HAPPINESS in Nigeria: Yale, Partners Expand Mental Health Program
On Jan. 17, during a four-day trip to Nigeria that is part of the Yale Africa Initiative, Yale President Peter Salovey met with officials to finalize plans for expanding the HAPPINESS Project, a program of the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Biohaven Pharmaceuticals Named Murphy's 'Innovator of the Month'
New Haven innovator Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, founded on research and intellectual property from its CEO’s research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, was named “Innovator of the Month” in December by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
Yale Study: Ketamine Disinhibits Dendrites and Enhances Calcium Signals in Prefrontal Dendritic Spines
In a study published in Nature Communications, Alex Kwan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and his research team found that within an hour after a mouse received ketamine, there is a substantial increase in the amount of calcium that goes into the dendritic spines for neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
Seltzer Honored With Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award
Aaron Seltzer, LCSW, a clinical social worker who primarily works in the Behavioral Care Unit (BCU) in the Emergency Department at YNHH’s St. Raphael’s campus, was honored with the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award at the 2019 Yale Physician Associate Graduation Ceremony held December 12, 2019.