Nominations Requested For 2022 Dostanic Award
Yale’s Department of Internal Medicine established an annual physician-scientist trainee award in memory of Iva Dostanic, MD, PhD, whose intelligence, creativity, work ethic, accomplishments, and passion for the science of medicine exemplified the highest ideals of the physician-scientist.
New Grant Supports Early-career Faculty Facing Pandemic-related Challenges
COVID-19 introduced more obstacles to an already challenging career path. As the pandemic forced labs to shut down across campus and children to transition to at-home learning, early-career faculty faced a growing number of new stressors.
Influencing the Next Generation of Physician-Scientists
There is not one set path to becoming a physician-scientist. Some physician-scientists attend medical school and obtain their PhD as part of an MD-PhD program. Some obtain their PhD prior to medical school or later during clinical fellowship. Others go to medical school, while simultaneously conducting research outside of a formal program. But there is one common thread—the love for both clinical care and scientific research.
Powers Receives the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research
Albert Powers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Medical Director and Associate Director of the Yale PRIME Psychosis Risk Research Clinic, has received the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research from the Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation.
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.
IOL to benefit from Young Investor Grant
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Young Investigator Grants, including an award to an Institute of Living researcher studying the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to curb opiate use. Dr. Vaughn Steele, director of the Steel Lab at the Institute of Living (IOL), will receive $70,000 over two years for his research, entitled “Circuit-based transcranial magnetic stimulation in opiate dependent individuals.”Source: BH News