Yale Scientists Awarded $8.4M Grant to Develop Treatments for Women With Problem Drinking
Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a five-year, $8.4 million federal grant to establish a new research center at Yale that will develop treatments to help women with problem drinking.
Chen and Team Win Award from 2019 NIDA $100K SUD Startup Challenge
Kevin Chen, MD, fellow, National Clinical Scholars Program, and his team recently won an award as part of the 2019 NIDA $100K SUD Startup Challenge. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the award is given to 10 winners for their startup projects to improve the well-being of those with substance use disorders.
Implementation Science: Putting Important Discoveries to Their Best Use
Scientific innovations are created every day, but how do we ensure that they are used efficiently and reach the people who need them most? David Chambers, DPhil, deputy director for implementation science in the Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, tackled that question during his June 25 grand rounds lecture titled “Advancing the Science of Implementation in Cancer Control: An NCI Perspective."
Yonkers, Forray Co-PIs on New Grant to Study Medication Delivery for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, and Ariadna Forray, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are co-principal investigators on a new $5.5 million grant to study models to improve delivery of office-based medication treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder in prenatal clinics.
Yale Joins More Than 100 Organizations in Countering the Opioid Epidemic
Yale School of Medicine is among more than 100 organizations across the U.S.—including community organizations, hospital and medical systems, academia, nonprofits, and health professional societies—to join the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in declaring their commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse and overdose.
Yale Researchers Awarded $40 Million to Study Opioid Addiction Treatments
Yale School of Medicine faculty have been awarded $40 million in grants to study medication treatment for veterans with opioid addiction. Drs. Ismene Petrakis and Sandra Springer are co-principal investigators leading the research, which is supported by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Study.
Child deaths from opioids nearly tripled in recent years, says Yale study
Close to 9,000 children and teens in the United States died from opioid poisonings over the last two decades, representing a nearly three-fold increase in mortality rates, Yale researchers said. These findings illustrate how the opioid epidemic continues to evolve and harm children even as efforts to confront the crisis through treatment and limits on opioid prescribing ramp up, they said.
Study Shows Cigarillo Flavors Enhanced by High-intensity Sweeteners
In a new study, Yale researchers found that popular brands of cigarillos are flavored with high-intensity sweeteners, potentially reducing the aversive sensation of smoking and making cigarillos more palatable. The concern is that these sweeteners encourage young people to smoke cigarillos.
Asking the Right Questions About Cannabis Legalization
Tony George, MD, HS '96, an addiction specialist at the University of Toronto, believes that Canada has not prepared for legalization and its consequences. He argues that more research on the effects—positive and negative—of smoking pot is needed, as well as increased access to treatment for those who suffer from cannabis use disorder.
Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender
In a commentary published in The Lancet, Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, and Yale Program in Addiction Medicine Director David A. Fiellin, M.D., called for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers to account for the different ways in which women encounter opioid addiction and treatment.
Proposed legislation would subject e-cigarettes to age verification law
New legislation proposed June 5 by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., would require Internet and mail order sellers of electronic cigarettes to verify a person’s age and identity before they deliver their products to a buyer’s door.
Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the United States
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale, is the senior author of a new study published in Biological Psychiatry that revises the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States.
O'Malley to receive 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism
Stephanie O’Malley, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and Director of the Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA).
Less is more when it comes to Rx opioids for hospital patients, study finds
In a pilot study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Yale researchers significantly reduced doses of opioid painkillers given to hospital patients. By delivering the opioids with a shot under the skin or with a pill instead of an IV, the research team found they could decrease patient exposure to the medications while also maintaining or improving pain relief, they said.
Yale-developed plan to curb opioid overdose crisis helps state, nation
The opioid addiction and overdose epidemic continues to take the lives of too many Americans. Of the nearly 64,000 overdose deaths reported in 2016, almost two-thirds involved a prescription or illicit opioid. Yale faculty have confronted the crisis in myriad ways, including research that impacts policy and medical practice.