Psychological and Biological Resilience Modulates the Effects of Stress on Epigenetic Aging
Zachary M. Harvanek, MD, PhD; Nia Fogelman, PhD; Ke Xu, MD; and Rajita Sinha, PhD, are co-authors of a paper published in Translational Psychiatry on cumulative stress and its effects on accelerated epigenetic aging in middle-aged community individuals who do not have a medical illness.Source: Translational Psychiatry
Yale Investigators Link Higher Levels of Low Density Cholesterol With Decreased Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
A team of Yale investigators is evaluating whether elevated lipid levels - generally considered to be detrimental to human health due to their effect on cardiovascular disease - can have protective effects on the brain.
Pietro De Camilli Selected for 2021 E.B. Wilson Medal
Pietro De Camilli, professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Yale University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been chosen by ASCB to receive the 2021 E.B. Wilson Medal. De Camilli is also the director of the Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine.Source: American Society for Cell Biology
Powers Receives the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research
Albert Powers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Medical Director and Associate Director of the Yale PRIME Psychosis Risk Research Clinic, has received the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research from the Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation.
Physical activity changes during behavioral weight loss treatment by Latinx patients with obesity with and without binge eating disorder
"This study addresses several important areas that are underrepresented in the literature. Notably, this study focused on Spanish-speaking-only Latinx individuals who are underrepresented in treatment research on both binge-eating disorder and on obesity. Understanding the effects of existing treatments in culturally diverse samples is imperative so that treatments can be refined and effectively disseminated more broadly. Additionally, evaluating specific behavioral changes that are components of complex interventions may contribute to a better understanding of ways to enhance treatment outcomes and to guide more targeted dismantling studies," said Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER).Source: Obesity
Psychiatric Sequelae of Stroke Affecting the Non-dominant Cerebral Hemisphere
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and Robert Blake Werner, Jr., MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of the paper "Psychiatric Sequelae of Stroke Affecting the Non-dominant Cerebral Hemisphere" published in Journal of Neurological Sciences.Source: Journal of Neurological Sciences
Workforce Development in Public Psychiatry: Impact of the Yale Fellowship
Jeanne L. Steiner, DO, Professor of Psychiatry; Walter S. Mathis, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Dale D. Sebastian, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Tobias D. Wasser, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry are co-authors of a paper in Academic Psychiatry that highlights the impact and growth of the Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Improving the Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women
Dr. Samit Shah is leading a team to demonstrate the effectiveness of validated, but not widely administered procedures for the many women who have reduced blood flow to the heart without blocked arteries or cholesterol build-up often associated with heart disease.
Assessing an Insomnia Intervention for Black Women
Dr. Soohyun Nam is testing — for the first time — an evidence-based stress-reduction intervention for insomnia that has shown potential for addressing the underlying causes of sleep difficulty in a manner culturally sensitive to the needs of Black women.
Orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus
The lab of George Dragoi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, recently published a new study in Neuron that found orientation selectivity enhances context generalization and generative predictive coding in the hippocampus.Source: Neuron
Yale Study Participants Release Songs Created as Part of Hallucination Research
Philip Corlett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and his research team working on a study that evaluates the impact of group song-making on hallucinations, recently reached one of the first milestones associated with the project: The first group of participants has released an EP of music created during its sessions.
Despite Concerns, Pandemic Did Not Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans
Many public health experts feared the COVID-19 pandemic would cause an increase in suicidal behavior among U.S. military veterans, a group that already has high rates of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder and which experienced a 30% surge in suicides between 2010 and 2018. New evidence, however, suggests that during the first eight months of the pandemic that did not happen. According to a study published Aug. 25 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, the number of veterans who reported contemplating suicide during the pandemic actually decreased relative to pre-pandemic levels. Similarly, no uptick was observed in suicide attempts.Source: Yale News