Rapid Response Fund Supports Researchers During Pandemic
In response to the devastating public health threat presented by COVID-19, the Yale School of Public Health has created a Rapid Response Fund. The fund provides immediate financial support to world-class researchers working on the pandemic’s front lines.
January Symposium for Postdocs Looks to Spur Junior Faculty Diversity
A three-day virtual symposium in January will be devoted to celebrating the work that postdoctoral researchers do, and also to preparing postdocs to take the next big step in many of their careers, securing faculty positions at Yale and other premier research institutions.
Will COVID-19 Make Seasonal Affective Disorder Worse?
“I’m quite worried about how this winter will be for people who experience SAD. Most are already nervous about COVID-19. They will be indoors, and they won’t be exposed to the same amount of bright light,” says Paul Desan, MD, PhD, director of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Yale New Haven Hospital.Source: Yale Medicine
Portnoy, Martino, Brandt to Develop New Intimate Partner Violence Center at VA Connecticut
Yale Psychiatry faculty Galina Portnoy, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Steve Martino, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, and Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, will lead the development of a new Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS).
Public Buy-in for Vaccines Essential to Stall COVID’s Rising Tide
Omer, a professor at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, sheds light on what we have come to know as the “waves” of COVID-19 — how they proceed, why we’re experiencing another one, and what to expect next — as well as how to build public trust in vaccines in development.Source: YaleNews
Success of COVID-19 Vaccination Program Depends on its Implementation
Factors related to manufacturing, distribution, public acceptance, and the severity of the pandemic will contribute more to the success of a potential COVID-19 vaccination program than the efficacy of the vaccine itself, finds a new study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health.Source: YaleNews
Using Photogrammetry for Interactive, 3D Modeling of an Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of an Elbow
A team of researchers including Lisa. L. Lattanza, MD, Chair of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, have developed an inexpensive way to create 3D models of surgical anatomy and instructions on how to do it.
Collaborative Treatment by Urology and Radiology Holds Promise for Prostate Cancer Patients
A promising new treatment for prostate cancer that poses little risk of injury to organs surrounding the prostate gland will soon be providing Yale urologists and interventional radiologists with a new tool for treating patients, who often must weigh the benefits of invasive procedures that can result in a diminished quality of life.
Is Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery an Option for You?
The Yale Medicine Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Program began offering robotic mitral valve surgeries toward the end of 2018 and have since done more than 100 of them, which Arnar Geirsson, MD, the chief of Cardiac Surgery, considers a milestone—all of them had good results, no major complications, and zero mortality, he says.Source: Yale Medicine
Treatment with Genetically Altered Viruses Targets and Destroys Ovarian Cancer in Mice
Researchers have successfully eliminated chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cells in mice using a single injection of two viruses genetically combined and altered to be safe, leading to long-term survival and demonstrating a potential breakthrough treatment for women.
Banz and the DrivSim Lab Team Show that Alcohol Drinking History May Say Something about How You Drive Even When You Are Sober
Dr. Barbara Banz recently presented research findings at the 64th Annual Scientific Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. The study titled, "Alcohol use patterns and their association with sober driver vehicle control in high fidelity driving simulation," shows associations of alcohol use history and drinking patterns with a driver's ability to control their vehicle when they are driving sober. The study was published today in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention.
Inpatient Telehealth Tools Enhance Communication and Decrease Need for PPE During COVID-19
One of the lead study authors, DEM Informatics Fellow Shawn Y. Ong, MD, says, “these findings are important for health care organizations nationwide. These measures increase the safety of frontline health care workers while providing increased capability to deliver care.”