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Residents Visit Rural Work-Therapy Facility

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06/29/2011: Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community in Cuttingsville, Vermont is a licensed residential treatment facility offering a unique locale for people with mental illness, substance abuse issues, or dual diagnosis to work towards wellness. In May, the ranch was the destination for Yale Psychiatry Residents who wished to see this dynamic model of work-centered therapy firsthand.

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Department Chairman Announces New Leadership Appointments

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06/28/2011: The Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is proud to announce new leadership appointments. The appointments, effective July 1, 2011, increase diversity on the Department’s Executive Committee, most notably by boosting the number of female members to five out of the total of ten.

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Farmers' Market at The Connecticut Mental Health Center Starts July 1st

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06/28/2011: CitySeed's Hill Farmers' Market returns to Connecticut Mental Health Center this summer and fall, building on the Market's success last year. The ceremonial lettuce toss will open the Market on July 1st, 2011 at 11:30am.

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Dr. Sidney Blatt to Retire After Nearly Five Decades In the Department

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06/27/2011: In a career spanning more than 50 years, Dr. Sidney J. Blatt has distinguished himself as an analytic clinician, an empirical researcher, a personality theorist, and a beloved teacher and mentor. Dr. Blatt first came to Yale in 1960 as an assistant professor in the Psychology Department and joined the Psychiatry Department in 1963. He will retire later this year.

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In Memoriam: Michael H. Sheard, MD

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06/22/2011: The Department of Psychiatry of the Yale School of Medicine mourns the passing of Michael Henry Sheard, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry and a member of the faculty since 1966, who died June 15. Dr. Sheard was an internationally recognized investigator in brain chemistry related to aggression and a pioneer in clinical studies of human aggression.

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Faculty, Residents, and Staff Honored at Commencement

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06/15/2011: At its annual Resident and Fellow Commencement Ceremony, the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry announced the recipients of national and departmental awards. The celebration, held the evening of June 10th at Davenport Residential College and with more than 200 in attendance, marked the graduation of 21 residents and 22 fellows.

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Yale Psychiatry Residents Honored with Prestigious Awards and Fellowships During 2010-2011 Term

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06/14/2011: An impressive number of Yale Psychiatry Residents received awards and fellowships during the 2010-2011 term.

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Discovery May Pave Way to Quitting Smoking Without Gaining Weight

Dr. Marina Picciotto 06/09/2011: A team led by Yale School of Medicine has discovered how nicotine suppresses appetite — findings that suggest that it might be possible to develop a drug that would help smokers, and non-smokers, stay thin. Dr. Marina Picciotto, Professor of Psychiatry, is senior author of the paper recently published in Science. Press Release / Listen to the NPR interview

Yale Researchers Discover Many Genetic Keys Needed to Unlock Autism

Dr. Matthew State 06/08/2011: A multi-site study led by Dr. Matthew State, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and the Department’s Deputy Chair for Research, suggests that hundreds of small genetic variations are associated with autism spectrum disorders. The study was published in the June 9 issue of the journal Neuron. Press Release / Video.

Yale Psychiatry Forges Relationship with China's Oldest Psychiatric Hospital

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05/23/2011: From May 9th to 12th, a delegation from Guangzhou Psychiatric Hospital and Guangzhou Medical University visited Yale’s Department of Psychiatry at the invitation of Dr. John Krystal, the department’s chairman.

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New Behavioral Health Services Director Named

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05/19/2011: Dr. Hochang B. "Ben" Lee, a national expert on neuropsychiatric complications of cardiovascular disease, geriatric psychiatry and Alzheimer's disease, has been named director of behavioral health services at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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2011 Lustman Resident Research Awards Announced

05/19/2011: The Yale Department of Psychiatry is proud to announce this year's recipients of the 2011 Seymour Lustman Resident Research Awards in Psychiatry, Drs. Ke Xu and Kalyani Subramanyam.

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Studying Schizophrenia, By Giving It To Computers

US News & World Report 2010 05/16/2011: Dr. Ralph Hoffman discusses how he made computers recall stories as a schizophrenic patient would. Listen to the interview.

Residents Pitch a Career in Psychiatry to Local Youth

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05/12/2011: The New Haven Health & Science Career Fair had a new participant this year—Yale's Department of Psychiatry. The Department's table, featuring brains, medical equipment, and interactive computer games, was visited by many of the eight hundred students in attendance. Third-year resident Dr. Tichianaa Armah joined the Fair's planning committee earlier this year intent on increasing awareness about mental health in the community and exposing youth to the exciting field of Psychiatry.

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D. Eugene Redmond, MD Receives Neurosurgery Honor

05/11/2011: At its 18th Annual Conference, the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR) awarded the 2011 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair to D. Eugene Redmond, MD, Yale Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurosurgery.

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Stanley Possick, MD Receives National Teaching Award

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05/10/2011: The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has honored Yale Psychiatry's Dr. Stanley Possick with its Edith Sabshin Teaching Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions as an educator of students who are not members of the psychoanalytic profession.

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Department Celebrates Match, Welcomes New Residents

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04/26/2011: On March 17, 2011, medical students across the country waited anxiously to learn which residency program they had been matched with. It was a particularly good day for Yale’s Department of Psychiatry.

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Neuroscience 2011: Promoting Recovery with New Treatments

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04/25/2011: The Yale Department of Psychiatry and co-sponsors convened "Neuroscience 2011" for an audience of nearly 250 mental health consumers and their families, as well as mental health professionals.

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Faculty and Affiliates Edit Volume on History of Community Psychiatry

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04/21/2011: Classics of Community Psychiatry: Fifty Years of Public Mental Health Outside the Hospital, edited by Michael Rowe, Martha Lawless, Kenneth Thompson, and Larry Davidson, contains forty-five texts exploring deinstitutionalization and the community mental health center movement, the community support model, and current conceptualizations of recovery from mental illness.

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Department Announces New Director for Yale Long Term Care Clinic

04/20/2011: The Psychiatry Department is pleased to announce that Marshal Mandelkern, MD, PhD will become the new Director of the Long Term Care Clinic (LTCC) effective July 2011.

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