Cultural Differences Between Veterans, Civilians Important For Physicians To Know, Understand
Edward P. Manning, MD, PhD, is currently a clinical and research fellow in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, but before becoming a physician scientist, Manning served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. In his opinion piece, “A Veteran-Centric Model of Care: Crossing the Cultural Divide,” he discusses the unique culture of the veteran population.
Humanitarian Award Presented to Kristaps Keggi, MD
The 2019 Humanitarian Service Award is awarded in recognition of the volunteer work and commitment by an orthopaedic surgeon member. This award is to acknowledge the tireless efforts, outstanding commitment and sustained dedication in service to humanity.
Biomarker Reveals PTSD Sufferers at Risk of Suicide
The risk of suicide among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is much higher than the general population, but identifying those individuals at greatest risk has been difficult. However, a team at Yale has discovered a biological marker linked to individuals with PTSD who are most likely to think about suicide, the researchers report May 13 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Yale Researchers Awarded $40 Million to Study Opioid Addiction Treatments
Yale School of Medicine faculty have been awarded $40 million in grants to study medication treatment for veterans with opioid addiction. Drs. Ismene Petrakis and Sandra Springer are co-principal investigators leading the research, which is supported by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Study.
Health and Healing for Our Veterans
Yale School of Medicine has a deep and multifaceted relationship with the West Haven VA that goes back 60 years. Veterans have access to highly specialized Yale Medicine doctors who provide care approaches and treatments that are difficult to find elsewhere.Source: Yale Medicine
Pain and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight
Robin Masheb, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, is the senior author of a paper published in Appetite that examines the relationship between pain and and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight.
Tsai new President-elect for Division 18 of American Psychological Association
Jack Tsai, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Yale Division of Mental Health Services and Treatment Outcomes Research, has been elected President-elect for Division 18 of the American Psychological Association (APA).