Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
YJBM 2018-2019 Colloquium Series: "Top-down Regulation of Attention by Prefrontal Cortex: Dysfunction in Attention Disorders" on March 25
Dr. Amy Arnsten will speak from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on March 25th in BCMM 206/208 (295 Congress St.), delivering a lecture titled: "Top-down Regulation of Attention by Prefrontal Cortex: Dysfunction in Attention Disorders." Light refreshments will be provided.
Save the Dates: IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media Conference, June 19-22
The IEEE Games, Entertainment and Media (GEM) conference will be taking place at Yale University between June 19 and 22. This year’s conference will include a new platform for the exhibition of performances and experiences that utilize the emerging fields of Motion Capture, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality with a particular emphasis on pedagogy in these areas.
In the Developing Brain, Scientists Find Roots of Neuropsychiatric Diseases
The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the changes it undergoes through development, how it varies among individuals, and the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.
Potenza Receives Marvin A. Steinberg Lifetime Achievement Award
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine and Senior Research Scientist at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG), received the Marvin A. Steinberg Lifetime Achievement Award from the CCPG on Oct. 23.
Blumberg chosen to receive APA's Ittleson Award for child and adolescent psychiatry research
Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, has been chosen to receive the 2018 American Psychiatric Association Foundation Blanche F. Ittleson Award.
A boost for method to curb youth smoking
A video game-based approach to curb smoking among adolescents has just received a substantial boost in the form of a $1.4 million gift from the CVS Health Foundation. The three-year gift is a part of “Be The First,” a $50 million commitment by CVS Health to help deliver the first tobacco-free generation.Source: Medicine@Yale
Dr. Chawarska launches five-year study on the origins of autism
In the most comprehensive longitudinal study to date, Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, Todd Constable, PhD, and the team at Yale School of Medicine and Department of Statistics will use state-of-the-art functional connectivity MRI techniques to investigate neural connectivity in fetuses and newborns to identify early markers and predictors of outcomes in babies later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Picciotto speaks to WNPR about FDA's aim to reduce nicotine in cigarettes
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, speaks to WNPR about the Food and Drug Administration's aim to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels.Source: WNPR
First Study Predicting Treatment Outcome in Children with Autism On IACC's Most Impactful List
A study led by the Ventola Lab in the Yale Child Study Center has been recognized as one of the top twenty most impactful studies of 2016 by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) at the IACC Meeting on April 26th in Bethsada, MD.
Picciotto to become President of Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, and Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, will become President of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) in the Spring.