Author Archives: Lauren

Greden honored for work advancing the lives of those with disabilities

The University of Michigan’s Council for Disability Concerns has announced that Dr. John F. Greden will receive the 2013 James T. Neubacher Award. Greden, founding executive director of the U-M Comprehensive Depression Center, is the Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, founding chair of the National Network of Depression Centers, and research professor

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Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Susan Murphy, Ph.D., a University of Michigan statistician who is poised to make a significant impact on the field of personalized medicine through work focused on improving treatment decisions for chronic illnesses such as depression and substance abuse, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur

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Building the best brain

Research on synapse stabilization could aid understanding of autism, schizophrenia, intellectual disability When we’re born, our brains aren’t very organized. Every brain cell talks to lots of other nearby cells, sending and receiving signals across connections called synapses. But as we grow and learn, things get a bit more stable. The brain pathways that will

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Improving wellness for women and their families

Program supports women in their ever-changing roles   Throughout their lives, women undergo many significant transitions. Pregnancy, childbearing, infertility, trauma, loss, and hormone changes – women may experience some or all of these during their lifetimes, all while constantly growing and evolving in their roles as mothers, daughters, partners, and individuals. When it comes to

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Depression and cancer: Global connections

Examining the relationship between social support, depression, and cancer in Latin America through research collaborations A team of medical students from the University of Michigan and Universidad San Francisco de Quito is seeking to better understand the influence of social support systems in helping individuals cope with cancer, particularly how one’s close relationships may affect

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Glick and Silk receive 2013 Dean’s Awards

Rachel Lypson Glick, M.D., and Kenneth R. Silk, M.D., were among the 19 U-M Medical School faculty and staff honored for exceptional accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service and administration. Silk was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Care, and Glick received the Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Pre-clinical

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Giordani appointed faculty ombuds

Bruno J. Giordani, professor of psychiatry, neurology and psychology, chief psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry, and a member of the U-M Depression Center, has been appointed faculty ombuds effective Sept. 1. Giordani was selected to succeed Michael Welsh. He will carry a 50 percent appointment. “The point of the ombuds process is to move

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Nitzberg honored with NAMI Community Member Award

Laura Nitzberg, LMSW, will receive the 2013 NAMI Washtenaw County Community Member Award following a unanimous vote of the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Washtenaw County Board of Directors. NAMI Washtenaw County is dedicated to education, support, and advocacy to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. The Community Member Award is

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Facebook use predicts declines in happiness

Facebook helps people feel connected, but it doesn’t necessarily make them happier, a new study shows. 

Facebook use actually predicts declines in a user’s well-being, according to a University of Michigan study that is the first known published research examining Facebook influence on happiness and satisfaction. The study about the use of Facebook, a free

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