Polimanti Receives NIMH Grant To Study Internalizing Disorders, COVID-19
Renato Polimanti, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, has received a 3-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to evaluate the association of internalizing disorders with the risk, onset, and vulnerability of COVID-19.
What parents need to know about long COVID in children
Most people who get COVID-19 fully recover, but some go on to develop long COVID. We spoke to Dr. Carlos Oliveira, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Yale School of Medicine, to get answers to many parents' most common questions.Source: UNICEF Parenting
New research highlights the effectiveness of immunizations in preventing severe COVID-19 outcomes
A research collaboration between Yale New Haven Hospital and Harvard found that states with high vaccination rates were successful in eliminating excess mortality due to COVID-19.Source: Yale Daily News
Impact of Cannabis Use, Substance Use Disorders, and Psychiatric Diagnoses on COVID-19 Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study
COVID-19 patients with substance use disorders had greater likelihood of requiring critical interventions, such as ICU admission and ventilatory support. Substance use disorders and psychiatric diagnoses were also associated with a longer duration of hospitalization and greater number of hospital admissions.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Yale doctor on how rollout of new COVID-19 boosters will look
New COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are rolling out sooner than most expected, after Labor Day. Both Pfizer and Moderna have now applied for emergency use authorization and the government is expected to act fast. Yale Medicine Physician Arjun Venkatesh explains how the new booster will protect against both the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the omicron variant.Source: News 8 WTNH.COM
Connecticut DPH Extends COVID Testing Partnership with Yale Pathology Labs Through June 2023
The state of Connecticut Department of Public Health recently extended its agreement with Yale Pathology Labs to provide COVID testing on the New Haven Green and perform Whole Genome Sequencing testing on positive COVID samples to help inform lineage and variants in our region.
Association of Distress Due to Systemic Racism and Racial Disparities With Psychopathology and Suicidal Ideation Among US Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A team of Yale Psychiatry researchers analyzed data from a national sample of US veterans to examine the prevalence of perceived systemic racism and racial disparities in COVID-19–related health outcomes and the association of racism-related distress with internalizing and externalizing psychopathology and suicidal ideation during the pandemic.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Omicron more deadly; delayed cancer screening results
The new director of the Yale Cancer Center talks about a disturbing trend. More advanced cancers are being detected because so many people put off screenings during the pandemic. “In 2020, women weren’t getting mammograms, men and women weren’t getting colonoscopies,” explains Dr. Eric Winer. He says aside from missing key screenings for cancer, people also are neglecting other health aspects. “There are many people who when they found an initial problem or developed a symptom just tended to delay coming in,” Winer said.Source: WTNH