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NAMI awards major research fellowship to U-M Department of Psychiatry

NAMI awards major research fellowship to U-M Department of Psychiatry

August 17, 2016

Aislinn Williams, M.D., Ph.D. selected as the first Unger fellow The University of Michigan Health System’s Department of Psychiatry recently received a five-year grant from NAMI to support a NAMI research fellow. “One of the most important things about this grant is that our research fellows will help

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Statewide research universities receive $9 million for Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center

Statewide research universities receive $9 million for Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center

August 16, 2016

Federal funding begins today for statewide venture that brings together University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University researchers, clinicians, trainees The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide

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Depression Center Executive Director Dr. John Greden Comments on Physician-Scientist 2016 Presidential Wish List

Depression Center Executive Director Dr. John Greden Comments on Physician-Scientist 2016 Presidential Wish List

August 15, 2016

Depression Center executive director Dr. John Greden commented on the following article, “A physician-scientist’s wish list for the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates.” Dr. Greden noted, “Dr. Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic

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U-M Department of Psychiatry Faculty Present at Annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto

U-M Department of Psychiatry Faculty Present at Annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto

August 11, 2016

This past month, the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in was held in Toronto. Several U-M Department of Psychiatry faculty members attended and presented their work. Here is a summary of their involvement: On July 25th, as part of her ongoing work on the Bright Focus

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New VA partnership expands power of peer support among student veterans

New VA partnership expands power of peer support among student veterans

August 9, 2016

PAVE Program to reach more than 40 campuses over the next year Today in Ann Arbor, Michigan, representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities have come together to learn ways to support student Veterans that face two significant changes simultaneously:

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The ImPAT Approach: Treating Pain Without Opioids

The ImPAT Approach: Treating Pain Without Opioids

August 1, 2016

How can doctors offer relief to recovering addicts without using painkillers? A new study suggests that a hybrid of two psychosocial approaches could offer an alternative. It’s an unfortunate Catch-22: people trying to overcome addiction can’t get treatment for pain because the most powerful

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UMHS opens expanded ECT facility to help more people with severe depression and more

UMHS opens expanded ECT facility to help more people with severe depression and more

July 6, 2016

A new mental health treatment unit in University Hospital South will expand the availability of a highly-effective therapy for people with severe forms of depression and other illnesses. On July 11, the Department of Psychiatry

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Marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward over time, U-M study finds

Marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward over time, U-M study finds

July 6, 2016

Changes may increase risk of continued drug use and addiction ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Most people would get a little ‘rush’ out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. In fact, if you could look into their brain at that very moment, you’d see lots of activity in the part of the brain that

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Mary Blazek, MD, MEH and collaborators receive the Scholarly Publications Award from ADMSEP

Mary Blazek, MD, MEH and collaborators receive the Scholarly Publications Award from ADMSEP

June 21, 2016

Mary Blazek, MD Mary Blazek, MD, MEHP, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry and director of the U-M Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, received the Scholarly Publications Award at the Association of Directors

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Training the Brains That Explore the Brain

Training the Brains That Explore the Brain

June 7, 2016

A panel of neuroscientists says action is needed to drive research on brain-based disease and behavior while helping young neuroscientists prepare for careers in academia, industry and beyond. Call them the

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