Health research pilot grant awardees include four from Department/Depression Center

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) recently awarded more than $671,573 in pilot grants for health research studies at U-M. The first round of 2012 MICHR pilot grants included the following Department and Depression Center members among the recipients:


Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD, Department of Clinical Social & Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Project: Pharmacometabolomics of Bipolar Disorder Treatments

Kate Fitzgerald, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Medical School
Project: Neural Predictors of Response to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder



Melvin McInnis
, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Medical School
Project: Longitudinal Patterns of Speech in Bipolar Disorder



Maria Musik, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Medical School
Project: Moms 4 Moms:  Community-Participatory Parenting Project for African American Teen Moms in Metro Detroit




Read the full list of awarded projects here.

Since 2007, U-M researchers have received more than $13M in funding through this program, resulting in $82M in extramural funding.

Funding for these grants is provided through MICHR along with matching funds from participating departments at U-M. MICHR holds University of Michigan’s Clinical & Translational Research Award (CTSA). Working together as a national consortium, 60 CTSA institutions have committed to improve human health by streamlining science, transforming training environments and improving the conduct, quality and dissemination of clinical and translational research. The CTSA program is led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.