Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D., Announced as Inaugural Eisenberg Translational Research Award Winner

Debiec to study memory processing in depressed and suicidal youth receiving ECT Jacek Debiec, assistant professor of psychiatry and U-M Depression Center member, was just awarded the inaugural Eisenberg Translational Research award. Dr. Debiec will study “Interference with Memory Reconsolidation Processes to Decrease Depressive Ruminations and Suicidality in Severely Depressed Youth Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy.” Electroconvulsive

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Blake Lancaster, Ph.D., Awarded Inaugural Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Collaborative Innovations Fund Award

Lancaster to study ways depression screening and treatment can be improved in primary care practices Dr. Blake Lancaster was just awarded the U-M Depression Center’s inaugural Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Collaborative Innovations Fund award. Dr. Lancaster, an assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases at U-M, will study, “The Screening to Address Depression (SAD) Task

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U-M Wrestler, All-American Adam Coon Featured in Video Addressing Season-Ending Injury and its Impact on Mental Health

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Athletes Connected, a University of Michigan collaborative program between the Depression Center, Intercollegiate Athletics and School of Public Health, on Thursday unveiled the first of three videos that will address student-athletes coping with injury. In the first installment, U-M wrestler and two-time All-American Adam Coon (heavyweight) details his long road back

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U-M Depression Center Leads Mental Health Awareness Kickoff Campaign with 13 Area High Schools

Conference part of Center’s Peer-to-Peer campaign which focuses on education around depression and anxiety The U-M Depression Center (UMDC) is organizing an educational conference for 13 area high schools to kick off the annual Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Campaign (P2P). The kickoff conference is taking place on October 24 at Pioneer High School and will focus

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Free screenings available Oct. 5 for National Depression Screening Day

Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness. In support of National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, October 5, several U-M programs are offering faculty, staff, students and the community free in-person and

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M-SPAN launching new program for Post-9/11 women veterans

This fall, the University of Michigan Depression Center’s Military Support Programs and Networks (M-SPAN) is launching After Her Service, a new resiliency skills and professional development program for Post-9/11 women veterans. Very few programs currently exist which are specifically designed for women veterans. In 2016, the M-SPAN team initiated a needs assessment to identify the

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U-M Department of Psychiatry receives $3.9 million dollar NIMH grant to improve student mental health

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a new study titled, “Improving Student Mental Health: Adaptive Implementation of School-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” The trial will allow U-M researchers to study the effectiveness of different implementation strategies to improve access

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Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Announced as Inaugural Winner of U-M Depression Center’s Translational Research Prize

Dr. Karl Deisseroth was just announced as the inaugural winner of the U-M Depression Center’s Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Translational Research Prize, an award worth $50,000. The newly established award is intended for a world-renowned scientist and honors breakthrough research accomplishments that advance knowledge in the understanding of underlying mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar

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