Yale Researchers Receive ASAP Grant to Study Cognitive Impairments of Parkinson’s Disease
Motor dysfunction often leads to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, but around 80% of patients also develop debilitating cognitive impairments that profoundly impact them and their families. With the support of the ASAP grant, the researchers hope to better understand brain connectivity changes that underlie these cognitive impairments.
Meet Lisa Leffert, MD, YSM's New Chair of Anesthesiology
Yale School of Medicine has welcomed Lisa Leffert, MD, former associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and chief of the division of obstetric anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, as the new Nicholas M. Green Professor and chair of its Department of Anesthesiology.
Yale Addresses the Challenges Facing Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral researchers often have to make sacrifices in pursuit of their research. In particular, many enter these programs at fundamental moments in their own lives—such as having young children or when they’re planning to start a family. Yale School of Medicine has recognized these challenges, and is pioneering ways to rectify the difficulties they cause.
Scientific Team, Including YSPH Researcher, Warn Against Use of Acetaminophen by Pregnant Women
A team of 13 scientists — including one from the Yale School of Public Health — are cautioning against the use of pain relievers with acetaminophen by pregnant women, citing a growing body of research that suggests the drug might alter fetal development.
President Biden Invites Yale School of Public Health Scientist to Participate in COVID-19 Global Summit Hosted by United Nations
The Yale School of Public Health announced today that the White House has invited Anne Wyllie, principal investigator of the SalivaDirect Initiative, to participate this week with global leaders from government, academia, industry and elsewhere in the White House 2021 Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better to Prepare for the Next.
‘Not a Zero-sum Game’: Sharing Vaccines Is in Countries’ Best Interests
How nations can best allocate COVID-19 vaccines remains a discussion of global importance. And at its heart is the question of whether countries with greater access to vaccines should focus on vaccinating their own citizens or sharing their vaccine allotments with other nations.Source: Yale News
Addressing the Intertwined Opioid, HIV, and HCV Crises: Q&A With Rick Altice
Frederick Altice, MD, has brought together team members from both Yale and West Virginia University to implement integrated care to take steps to curb the intertwined and devastating epidemics of opioid abuse, HIV, and hepatitis C.
Major Federal Translational Science Support Is Renewed for Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine has been awarded nearly $63.7 million over the next five years from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to renew its five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to accelerate research discoveries that can have a positive impact on health.
Study Examines Severe Breakthrough Cases of COVID-19
These patients tended to be older—between 65 and 95 with a median age of 80.5—and had preexisting comorbidities, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A subset of patients was also on immunosuppressive drugs that may affect vaccine efficacy.Source: YaleNews
RNA Science at Yale Gets a Boost From Steitz Donation
Joan A. Steitz, PhD, has donated her portion of the prestigious Wolf Prize—which she received in February 2021—to the Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine. The $33,000 donation will be used to start a Yale RNA Scholars Program in support of junior RNA scientists.
Yale Geneticist With Rare Disease to Build Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle
A $3 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, awarded to a team of researchers led by Monkol Lek, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Yale, will support Lek and his team in creating a Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle — a roadmap of healthy skeletal cells and how they change at four key age group milestones between the ages of zero and 18 years.
First TULSA Procedure Performed at Yale New Haven Hospital
On July 13, the first transurethral localized sonographic ablation (TULSA) procedure was performed at Yale New Haven Hospital. Preston Sprenkle, MD, Associate Professor of Urology, Raj Ayyagari, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, and Sandeep Arora, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, collaborated to perform the procedure.