YNHH and YSM’s Graduate Medical Education More Than Doubles Number of Students Underrepresented in Medicine
This year, 24% of new residents in Yale New Haven Hospital (YNNH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM)’s Graduate Medical Education programs are from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM), more than double last year’s figures.
Bonomi, McClurkin Named Recipients of Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards
Robin Bonomi, MD, PhD, First-Year Resident, and Michael McClurkin, MD, MPP, Second-Year Resident, have been named recipients of the 2020-21 Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards in Translational Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry.
Yale Psychiatry Faculty Member to Interview Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement, for 2021 Women's Mental Health Conference Keynote
The 2021 Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale (WMHC) has announced that a Yale Psychiatry faculty member will moderate its keynote Q&A, and has finalized the agenda for its upcoming conference.
Calhoun: Medical Education Must Start Teaching About Racism
"If we are to prevent the trauma of racism, we need to get busy doing it—and early. There is a major problem, though: standard medical education does not teach us about racism—but it should," writes Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Yarnell-Mac Grory Chosen As Center of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Fellow at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, was selected as one of five school-wide Center of Entrepreneurial Initiatives (CEI) Fellows at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
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.