Lipkes Manuscript Judged Finalist in Book Prize
Celeste Lipkes, MD, MFA, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, continues to earn recognition for Radium Girl, her manuscript of poems. Lipkes was recently named a finalist in the 2020-21 Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second poetry collection. The book prize drew 870 manuscripts this year, and 18 were judged finalists.
Yale Psychiatry's Calhoun Asks: Is The Medical System Safe for Black Children?
For the second consecutive year, Calhoun was the only resident among a select group of speakers chosen to share their narrative stories about the patient experience and working as a doctor at the Feb. 3 Marjorie Rosenthal Pediatric Stories Grand Rounds. This year’s presentation was held virtually via Zoom. Calhoun’s speech, titled “Sour,” centered on her experience as a woman of African descent working in the medical field.
Allsop, Davis-Reyes, Smith Named Among 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Three members of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine were included in Cell Mentor’s recent list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America. AZA Allsop, Second-Year Resident in Psychiatry, Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, and Keisha Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, were among those listed in the category of “Rising Stars.”
The Impact of COVID-19 on Inpatient Psychiatry Resident Supervision
In a Letter to the Editor published in the October 2020 edition of Academic Psychiatry, William Coe, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident, and Hun Millard, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, outline the impact of COVID-19 on inpatient psychiatry resident supervision.Source: Academic Psychiatry
New Book by Barron Explores the Future of Psychiatry
“Reading Our Minds: The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry,” is the first book by Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, currently a fellow in Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and published by Columbia Global Reports, an imprint of Columbia University Press. The book was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is available for pre-order ahead of its April 2021 release.
Power Awards Honor Medical Students and Residents
Fourth-year MD students Shaunte Butler and Pavithra Vijayakumar have received the Drs. Robert Rock & Tehreem Rehman Medical Student Activism Award, recognizing medical students who, in the service of equity and social justice, have taken a professional or personal risk and whose work has led to important or lasting change. Also honored at the 2020 Power Awards virtual ceremony were Paul Eigenberger, MD (psychiatry), Mollie Freedman-Weiss, MD (general surgery), Michael Hajek, MD (ENT surgery), and Katherine Penziner, MD (internal medicine primary care) as residents chosen by medical students for modeling the responsible, positive, and beneficial use of power in health care relationships and who serve as true role models for the medical student community.
Calhoun Talks White Coats for Black Lives on the Fixing Healthcare Podcast
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program, appeared on Episode 27 of the Fixing Healthcare podcast to discuss race relations in medicine.Source: Fixing Healthcare Podcast
Seeking Help Is Not Weak
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys spoke up about his mental illness and was questioned. Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, argues in Psychiatric Times his bravery should be commended, not criticized.Source: Psychiatric Times
Jackson Receives Top 2020 Health Professional Under 40 Award from National Medical Association
Danielle Jackson, MD, MPH, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, was among the recent honorees who received the “Top 2020 Health Professional Under 40" award from the National Medical Association (NMA).
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
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).
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.