Promoting Love and Peace Across Generations through Science and Global Partnerships
Professor in the Yale Child Study Center Dr. James F. Leckman, leads a team of international scientists, scholars, and practitioners in a special journal publication that underscores the impact that early childhood development initiatives can have on promoting love and peace across generations
Crouch Receives F32 Award from NIAAA to Study Alcohol Use Among Alaska Native Populations
Maria Crouch, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded an F32 Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
When measuring resilience, the type of trauma suffered matters
In previous studies of resilience in people, researchers have rarely differentiated in their analysis between the types of traumatic events experienced by individuals. However, the type of trauma undergone seems to be a significant predictor of how someone will fare long-term, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Additionally, the team found that reactions to various types of trauma differs greatly by gender.
Festschrift Honors Career, Contributions of Lawrence Marks
A prestigious group of scholars gathered at the Yale School of Public Health on April 5 to honor the career of Lawrence Marks, professor emeritus and senior research scientist in Environmental Health Sciences. After more than five decades, Marks is retiring from the Yale School of Public Health and the John B. Pierce Laboratory, where he is both director and fellow emeritus.
Positive attitudes about aging reduce risk of dementia in older adults
Research has shown that older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia. This protective effect was found for all participants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
Yale researchers receive federal grants to study pain management in veterans, active military members
Three Yale and VA Connecticut Healthcare System research teams have been awarded federal grants as part of a multi-year study of how to manage chronic pain in veterans and active military members without the use of drugs.
Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?
The dictionary defines ageism as the "tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment." But research indicates that ageism may not just be ill-informed or hurtful. It may also be a matter of life and death.Source: NPR - Weekend Edition Saturday
Student Proposal to Address Depression Wins $25K Thorne Prize
After being diagnosed with depression, Amanda’s doctor prescribed Lexapro. It didn’t help. Her productivity at work fell off and she cut herself off from all her friends. Ultimately, she tried multiple medications before finding one that was effective.
Jeannette Ickovics appointed the Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Jeannette R. Ickovics, newly named as the Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, focuses her research on the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social, and psychological factors that influence individual and community health.
Swiss Foundation and Yale School of Public Health Partner to Increase Breastfeeding Globally
The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation of Zug, Switzerland, has awarded a $680,000 grant to the Yale School of Public Health to develop the Breastfeeding Friendly Country Index to accurately measure the effectiveness and progress of breastfeeding promotional programs around the world.
Tebes honored for contributions to theory and research in community psychology
Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD, professor of psychiatry (psychology), in the Child Study Center, and of public health, has received the 2015 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research in Community Psychology.