Yale's Medical Education Community Celebrates Its Achievements
On May 16, 2019, more than 200 people gathered for the seventh annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day): Enhancing Educator Development, the event’s largest audience to date, demonstrating that Med Ed Day has become an established tradition for Yale’s active and expanding medical education community.
Innovative Interprofessional Education for all Yale Medical, Physician Associate, and Nursing Students
For the past three years, every first-year MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) student has participated in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) course. ILCE occurs each year over 16 weeks from September through April.
Janet Hafler Receives Distinguished Educator Award
Janet Hafler, EdD, director of the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center and associate dean for educational scholarship, received the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Distinguished Educator Award on April 4, 2019. The award was conferred during the NEGEA Annual Conference, held at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The NEGEA is one of four regional groups of the AAMC's Group on Educational Affairs.
Cyrus to become Director of Standardized Patients at YSM's Teaching and Learning Center
Kali Cyrus, MD, MPH, who will graduate from the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program on June 23, will become Director of Standardized Patients (SP) at the Yale School of Medicine’s Teaching and Learning Center effective Aug. 1, the medical school has announced.
Writers’ Workshop celebrates 10 years
Disease is the stuff of most internal medicine grand rounds. But for the 10-year anniversary of the Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers’ Workshop, the doctors heard a folk tale. To explain her own journey into the writing life, keynote speaker Pauline Chen, M.D., HS ’98, a transplant surgeon and writer, narrated a Japanese legend her father used to tell her at bedtime.
Apple names Yale a ‘standout school’ for curricular innovations
The School of Medicine’s iPad initiative, through which all Yale medical students have been provided with an Apple tablet computer containing the school’s curriculum, has won praise on campus and off, most recently by Apple Computer itself, which chose to include the School of Medicine in its “Standout Schools” webcast series.
Evaluating the Evidence for Brain-Based Biotypes of Psychiatric Vulnerability in the Acute Aftermath of Trauma
Ziv Ben-Zion, PhD, postdoctoral associate, and Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, are first and senior authors, respectively, of the paper "Evaluating the Evidence for Brain-Based Biotypes of Psychiatric Vulnerability in the Acute Aftermath of Trauma" published in The American Journal of Psychiatry.Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
YSM to Establish Yale Center for the Science of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Yale School of Medicine will establish a research center to study the acute and chronic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids on neurodevelopment and mental health. The Yale Center for the Science of Cannabis and Cannabinoids will be led by Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry and a leading expert on the pharmacology of cannabinoids.
Sawubona Virtual Healing Circles Provide a Healing Space
Two Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty lead a support program that provides a healing space to Black first responders, health and mental healthcare workers, and the Black community at large. Chyrell D. Bellamy, PhD, MSW, professor of psychiatry and director of PRCH, and Angela M. Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of the REAL at Yale, lead the program.
Yuen PI on New Grant to Support AAPI Students, Faculty
Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center, is the principal investigator on a $24,922 grant awarded to Yale University for a new online intervention program titled, “Acting Together: Culturally-informed clinical education for Asian American Pacific Islander professional trainees.”
SJHE Now Part of Yale College’s Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum
The Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Social Justice and Health Equity Curriculum (SJHE) is expanding beyond the psychiatry residency program and is now being used across Yale College’s undergraduate medical education curriculum.
What's Race Got to do With It? Factors Contributing to Self-Change From Cocaine Use Disorder Among Black Adults
Angela Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is senior author of a paper in Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment that shows multiple race-related factors contribute to the development of, maintenance of, and self-change from cocaine use disorder among Black adults.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Study: People Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Could Be More Prone to Internet, Gaming, and Exercise Addiction
An international research team with members that include Yale scientist Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, have identified several genes and their variants that trigger both substance use and other potentially addictive behaviors.
Epidemiologic and Genetic Associations of Endometriosis With Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders
A Yale-led study published in JAMA Network Open is the first large-scale analysis to investigate phenotypic and genetic factors contributing to the psychiatric comorbidity of endometriosis, a complex gynecologic disease.
Zimbrean Edits 'Transplant Psychiatry: A Case-Based Approach to Clinical Challenges'
Paula Zimbrean, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, is editor of the recently released book, “Transplant Psychiatry: A Case-Based Approach to Clinical Challenges.”