Newly Established IMPOWR-YOU Center Engages Diverse Partners to Guide Research Aiming to Advance Treatments for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
The Integrative Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder for Whole Recovery-Yale and Organizations United (IMPOWR-YOU) Research Center, launched at Yale School of Medicine nearly one year ago with a transformative $11.8 million grant through the NIH Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative, is seeking to advance integrated treatments for individuals who experience the overlap of chronic pain and opioid use disorder (OUD) or opioid misuse.
Karam, Nellis Receive R34 Award for Platelet Transfusion Strategies Pilot Study
In a first of its kind pilot study, Oliver Karam, MD, PhD, chief of pediatric critical care at Yale School of Medicine, and Marianne Nellis, MD, MS, associate professor in pediatric critical care at Weill Cornell Medicine, have been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study different platelet transfusion thresholds for children supported by ECMO machines (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).
Fighting Breast and Ovarian Cancer With a Lupus Antibody
After discovering a specific lupus antibody that can penetrate cancer cells and, with a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, showing it makes cancer cells vulnerable to standard treatments, Dr. Peter Glazer and his colleagues are moving a treatment to clinical trials.
Ensuring Bone Health for Adolescents Identifying as Transgender
With a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Carpenter and Christy Olezeski, is using sophisticated methods to obtain a picture of the dynamic process of bone development in adolescents undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.
Caring for the Children of the Caregivers
Bodel is a nonprofit conceived by women faculty and postdoctoral fellows at Yale School of Medicine to provide on-site care for children of women in medicine. The program began in 1979 with seven families. Now, 120 children from 111 families are enrolled. Bodel’s program cares for children ranging from six weeks of age through pre-kindergarten.
Study Reveals Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions
A Yale study found persistent racial and ethnic disparities in multimorbidity, which is defined as the presence of two or more concurrent chronic health conditions, in the United States over a 20-year period.
Olive Oil’s Many Human and Planetary Health Benefits Discussed at 4th Annual International Yale Symposium
Leading experts involved in research and education related to the olive tree and its products gathered in Rome recently to discuss the positive health benefits of olive oil during the Fourth Annual Yale Symposium on Olive Oil & Health.
Peripheral Artery Disease Is Poorly Understood—And Yale Researchers Are Striving for Answers
September is peripheral artery disease (PAD) awareness month. Although scientists estimate that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from the condition, it’s often neglected in the cardiovascular space in favor of more well-studied diseases, Yale scientists say.
Research Applies Machine Learning/AI to Predict Consciousness for Driving in People with Epilepsy
A new study published in September 2022 in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology may guide doctors in how to proceed when they observe SWDs on EEG, but are unclear of the patient’s neurological capacity for driving. Led by Principal Investigator Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD, researchers have harnessed the power of machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) to address the shortcomings of traditional testing.
The Roots of Biodiversity: How Proteins Differ Across Species
The traits of a particular species are not merely the result of its genes but also the proteins for which those genes code. Understanding the differences among species’ proteomes—or all of the proteins that can be expressed—is, therefore, as important as understanding differences among genomes.Source: YaleNews
U.S. Surgeon General Speaks on His Personal Journey, Clinician Burnout, and the Future of Medicine
United States Surgeon General and Yale alumnus Vivek Murthy came to the School of Medicine on September 9 to speak about his journey to medicine, health care worker burnout, and his thoughts on the future of the medical field.
Job Seekers Receive Help from Bell's Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Program
A new paper published in Psychiatric Services and co-authored by Morris Bell, PhD, professor emeritus and senior research scientist in psychiatry, reveals that a virtual reality interview program does provide strong support for people seeking employment.