Yale Researcher Awarded $40 Million to Lead New VA Study to Evaluate Esketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression
Somaia Mohamed, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is lead co-investigator of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study that has been awarded $40 million to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel antidepressant medicine, esketamine, for veterans and others with treatment resistant depression (TRD).
Yale Geneticist With Rare Disease to Build Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle
A $3 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, awarded to a team of researchers led by Monkol Lek, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Yale, will support Lek and his team in creating a Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle — a roadmap of healthy skeletal cells and how they change at four key age group milestones between the ages of zero and 18 years.
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.
Emergency physicians receive grant to advance treatment for opioid users
“Opioid use disorder, dependence on prescription opioids and heroin, is a major public health problem taking a devastating toll on Americans, their families, and their communities. Three million Americans have or have had opioid use disorder,” wrote Dr. Ted Melnick and Dr. Gail D’Onofrio in their proposal to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease
Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new Yale study. The researchers also found that the autoimmune reaction can be suppressed with an antibiotic or vaccine designed to target the bacteria, they said.
Yale Cancer Center receives $1 million grant to address cancer disparities
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
Blumenfeld receives prestigious award that supports research into seizures
Yale School of Medicine professor Hal Blumenfeld has received a prestigious award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which will support his work for seven years as he investigates important properties of seizures.
Malison awarded Distinguished Investigator Grant by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Robert T. Malison, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit and Neuroscience Research Training Program at Yale School of Medicine, has been awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Grant to fund expansion of tobacco treatment services for cancer patients
A grant-funded program led by Lisa Fucito, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Tobacco Treatment Service (TTS) at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, will expand access to tobacco treatment services for cancer patients in Connecticut.
Can Digestive Chemistry Uncover Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer?
Dr. Caroline Helen Johnson received this year’s Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center to explore hormones and environmental factors related to metabolite production (such as sugars and amino acids) and beneficial bacteria that live in the colon as possible sources of gender difference.
Immunobiologist Kellie Jurado receives Women in Science Fellowship
Kellie Ann Jurado, a postdoctoral fellow in immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), is the recipient of a L’Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship by L'Oréal USA. The fellowship honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with $60,000 grants to advance their postdoctoral research.
Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism
Yale researchers will study the development of functional brain connectivity during late pregnancy to early adolescence thanks to a five-year, $12.4 million grant from Autism Centers of Excellence Program, part of efforts by the National Institutes of Health to understand the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).