Yale Psychiatry to Launch Public Psychiatry Track
The Yale Department of Psychiatry is creating a new track for residents who are interested in the field of Public/Community Psychiatry, broadly defined as the treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who receive services supported by public funds.
Yale Review: How Brain Alterations Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
How brain alterations contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors is the subject of a new published review of brain scanning studies by Yale and international researchers. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, is the paper's lead and corresponding author.
Yale Researchers Measure Ketamine's Effects on a Glutamate Receptor
Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Irina Esterlis, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism that measured the effects of the anesthetic ketamine on a glutamate receptor.
BBRF Honors Krystal with 2019 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has awarded its 2019 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research to John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine.
Buono Will Lobby Congress to Increase Funding for Neurofibromatosis
Frank D. Buono, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, will lobby members of Congress on behalf of several advocacy groups in Washington, D.C. in February 2020 to increase funding for the rare genetic disease called Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Study Suggests Role for Targeting Psychological Variables in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
There is a paucity of evidence-based treatments for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain. These inter-related chronic medical conditions have been central to the unfolding of the opioid crisis. A new study by researchers at Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of Bridgeport, and Western Connecticut State University published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology suggests that psychological variables are important treatment targets for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain.
National Academy of Medicine Elects Six Yale Faculty Members
Six Yale School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The six are among 100 new members elected by the organization to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.
De Figueiredo on Advisory Committee at 25th World Congress of International College of Psychosomatic Medicine
John M. de Figueiredo, MD, ScD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, was a member of the International Advisory Committee of the 25th World Congress of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine which took place in Florence, Italy, on September 11-13, 2019
Yarnell-Mac Grory to Serve on Rhode Island Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been elected to serve on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force.
Zika: Researchers Are Learning More About The Long-Term Consequences For Children
In 2015, Zika virus swept through Brazil and the Americas. It was the first time a mosquito-borne virus was known to cause severe birth defects, and the World Health Organization declared it a "public health emergency that warranted a global response." "This was a truly unprecedented phenomenon," says Dr. Albert Ko, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health who has worked in Brazil for over two decades.