Okani New Resident-Fellow Member Representative for APA's Area 1
Chidinma Okani, MD, a second-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been selected by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to be the Resident-Fellow Member Representative for Area 1 (New England and Eastern Canada).
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism Is in the Curriculum
“The social justice curriculum is an important part of our broader effort to improve the culture of our department with respect to diversity and inclusion, and to bring the many legacies of racism to an end as rapidly as we can,” said department chair Dr. John Krystal.Source: YaleNews
In Psychiatry, Yale Resident AZA Allsop Has Found Where His Passion for Music, Medicine Fit Together
AZA Allsop, MD, PhD, is a First-Year Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is also a music artist with a burgeoning career, and co-founder of Renaissance Entertainment LLC, a company that operates at the intersection of art, science, and community building to drive culture.
Calhoun: All Doctors Should Be Activists. Sincerely, a Psychiatry Intern
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a Yale Psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, recently published a personal essay describing her experiences with racism in the medical field in Academic Psychiatry. The piece, "All Doctors Should Be Activists. Sincerely, a Psychiatry Intern," was influenced by a recent talk Calhoun delivered at a February 2020 Pediatrics Grand Rounds.Source: Academic Phsychiatry
Calhoun, Roxas Receive Award from Yale Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to Complete Global Mental Health Research
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, and second-year resident Nichole Roxas, MD, MPH, recently received an award from the Department of Psychiatry's Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund to complete research related to global mental health and social psychiatry.
Finding Wellness Amidst Isolation and Uncertainty
"Within this time of great uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic, and its subsequent changes in routines, schooling, employment, and illness, it may seem impossible to find hope and positivity. However, I have been impressed by the strength, kindness, and compassion of not only those I work with in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale, but also the patients and their families for whom I care."
Calhoun, Gold Evaluate the Positive Impact of Celebrity Self-Disclosure of Mental Illness
Celebrity self-disclosure and advocacy of mental health can boost normalization and awareness, and even encourage people to seek help, according to a new paper written by two doctors with Yale connections. Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, is a current Yale psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program. Jessica Gold, MD, MS, is a Yale School of Medicine graduate and the daughter of Mark Gold, MD, an alumnus of the Yale Psychiatry residency. Together they co-authored the paper, titled “’I Feel Like I Know Them’: the Positive Effect of Celebrity Self-disclosure of Mental Illness,” published in Academic Psychiatry last month.
National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative to Launch 'Quarantine Curriculum'
The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative, co-chaired by David Ross, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has created a 14-day "Quarantine Curriculum” designed to capture foundational concepts in modern psychiatric neuroscience and make them clear and accessible online.
In Her Work at The Hispanic Clinic, Yale Psychiatry's Almasude Seeks To Find, Create Humanity in Health Care
Second-year Psychiatry resident Eden Almasude, MD, MA, strongly believes in creating meaningful connections. She also has a deep passion for activism and social justice. Those perspectives have colored her approach to medicine. Almasude has been able to intersect those interests through her work at The Hispanic Clinic at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC).
Yale Psychiatry's Calhoun Shares Her Experiences With Racism in the Medical Field
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, was among a select group of speakers - and the only resident - chosen to share their narrative stories about the patient experience and working as a doctor at the Feb. 5 Pediatric Grand Rounds.
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.
"What is Our Lane?": Question Explored at 19th Annual Power Day
What is Our Lane? On November 22, 2019, over 250 Yale MD, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Physician Associate (PA) students grappled with this question in the context of activism in health care. The conversation marked the 19th annual Power Day, which provides an important forum for discussing the role of power in health care, and celebrates those who use it well.