Future Data Scientists and Biomedical Informatics Researchers Will Be Trained in Master’s Program at Yale
Yale School of Medicine’s master’s degree program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB), with a new biomedical informatics & data science concentration, seeks to train graduates in biomedical sciences, engineering, and computer science.
Krystal Is Recipient of 2023 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology, and chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been named recipient of the 2023 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
$20M Federal Grant Renewed for Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have renewed a $20 million grant for the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS). The Yale center is led by co-directors Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; and Stephanie O’Malley, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry.
SEICHE Center for Health and Justice Targets Disease Education Through New Initiative with World Health Organization
Identifying innovative solutions to improve the health of people impacted by incarceration is part of the mission of Yale’s SEICHE Center for Health and Justice. On Monday, September 25, the Center announced its latest initiative to assist this historically underserved population, new programs to educate correctional health care workers on providing care for both non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and infectious diseases like hepatitis C.
Pathology Office of Research Affairs Makes an Impact
Gina Della Porta, left, Director of the Office of Research Affairs, and David Stern, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Sciences, who oversees the office. In just one year, the Department of Pathology’s Office of Research Affairs has made an impact.
D'Souza, Gelernter Awarded Grant to Study Genetic Risk Factors in Cannabis Use Disorder
Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, and Joel Gelernter, MD, will study the biology of a person’s response to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active constituent of cannabis. They will identify genetic risk factors to cannabis use disorder and study how cannabis risk variants influence THC response in a laboratory setting.
Maryellen Flaherty-Hewitt, MD Named Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Maryellen Flaherty-Hewitt, MD has been named inaugural Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, effective October 1, 2023. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics (General Medicine), the Interim Section Chief, General Pediatrics, and Medical Director of Pediatric Primary Care.
Huckins to Receive 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Theodore Reich Early Career Award
Laura Huckins, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, has been awarded the 2023 International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) Theodore Reich Early Career Award. Huckins was selected for the award based on her published work describing the genetic underpinnings of eating disorders and PTSD as well as for her service to the psychiatric genetics community.
Investigators Launch Study Aimed at Accelerating Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
A multidisciplinary team of researchers based at Yale will launch a series of studies aimed at accelerating understanding of bipolar disorder and generating new and more effective treatments. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will lead the research team.
Teenage Brain Development Study Forecasts Drinking Behavior by Sex
Researchers sorted through a massive MRI dataset of teenage brains to see if they could predict drinking behavior in adolescents by looking at how two systems rewire during development. The study revealed that the way inhibitory and reward pathways develop can help forecast how likely those teens are to drink heavily in the years to come.