Young people at risk (Links to an external site)

Dr. Daniel Mamah’s ‘Washington Early Recognition Center’ specializes in youth psychosis, a state of mind that occurs when the brain cannot properly process information, causing a splintered reality in which sufferers cannot distinguish between what is real and what is not.

Wash U study aims to find out how divorce affects young children (Links to an external site)

Dr. Susan Perlman is leading the first study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to look at the psychiatric toll of divorce on children, looking at brain imaging to determine if strong parent relationships protect children against the biological effects of stress and any future mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression.

Washington U. and St. Louis Children’s Hospital receive $15 million gift to transform mental health care for kids (Links to an external site)

A $15 million gift to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine from St. Louis-area couple Bob and Signa Hermann aims to change how pediatric mental health care is provided in the St. Louis area by identifying and managing children’s behavioral health problems before they turn into crises.

The Cannabis Question: A PBS NOVA Investigation (Links to an external site)

Dr. Cynthia Rogers’ prenatal cannabis study is featured at the 30min mark of PBS video. As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA investigates the latest scientific evidence for its potential benefits and risks, and how criminalization has disproportionately harmed communities of color. 
NOVA | The Cannabis Question | Season 48 | Episode 11 | PBS

Rogers, Spiegel named to Academy of Educators Honor Roll

Cynthia Rogers and Eric Spiegel have been named to the Academy of Educators’ Honor Roll, an award which recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to education at the School of Medicine in the domains of advising and mentorship, direct teaching, curricular and instructional design, assessment, educational scholarship, or educational leadership. The Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine is an institutional collaboration of educators who together foster a culture of educational excellence and an institutionally valued community of leaders in health science education. They are a service-based Academy with a selective membership process held every spring. The Academy sponsors several faculty development programs for educators, runs a small grants program to support educational scholarship, provides advocacy for education in the promotions process, and organizes events and programs which support educators. Membership is open faculty from all disciplines from the Washington University School of Medicine.

Preventing abuse by integrating sexual health into your practice (Links to an external site)

Family physicians have many health priorities to address with patients and families in every well-visit (page 14-15). While some physicians incorporate age-appropriate conversations about sexuality and development into pediatric well-visits, there is evidence these conversations should be happening more – especially as these conversations have been linked to preventing childhood sexual abuse.

Inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation award announced (Links to an external site)

The Division of Child Psychiatry is proud to announce Simona Sarafinovska as the inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation award, designed for “an exceptional medical student or resident who has demonstrated his/her commitment to a career in child and adolescent psychiatry.”