Findings Point to Importance of Addressing Sleep Disturbance in Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
Yale researchers, including senior author Declan Barry, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, co-authored an article published in Clinical Journal of Pain that found sleep disturbance may be an important treatment target for opioid use disorder and chronic pain among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment.
Emergency department visits plunged as COVID-19 cases climbed, Yale study finds
A new study from researchers at Yale and the Mayo Clinic found that emergency department (ED) visits dropped significantly in March as the public responded to messages about staying home as a result of the pandemic.Source: YaleNews
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).
$15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger
Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.
Discussing Race with White Children: Part 2
As we discussed in our previous article, the first step is for parents to engage in personal reflection and information-gathering. The second step is simply to start the conversation, accepting that it might be a bit messy and certainly won’t be perfect.
Major Depressive Episodes Far More Common than Previously Believed, New Study Finds
The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far higher than previously believed, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds. National survey data currently shows that approximately 17% of women and 10% of men report having a history of major depressive episodes (MDEs) in their lifetimes. But these data are subject to “recall error,” or the tendency of people to forget or misreport their health histories when taking a survey.
A Call for More COVID-19 Vaccine Funding, and Praise for Yale's Achievements
On July 24, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) highlighted research conducted at Yale School of Medicine and urged his Senate colleagues to approve more federal funding for development and distribution of vaccines to halt the COVID-19 pandemic.
CT’s coronavirus transmission rate tops important threshold
The coronavirus transmission rate in Connecticut has risen slightly above one, meaning that COVID-19 may have started to spread again in the state, albeit slowly, even as new case numbers remain low. “If that is greater than one, the number of cases is going to grow,” Virginia Pitzer, an associate professor of the epidemiology of microbial disease at the Yale School of Public Health, explained about the transmission rate.Source: CT Post
Immune System Variation Can Predict Severe COVID-19 Outcomes
The differing immune system responses of patients with COVID-19 can help predict who will experience moderate and severe consequences of disease, according to a new study by Yale Cancer Center researchers published July 27 in the journal Nature.