Category Archives: In the News

U-M Department of Psychiatry Awarded Funding to Collaborate with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana

Program will improve treatment for children and elders with mental illnesses in rural Ghana ANN ARBOR – Two University of Michigan doctors were recently awarded a Global REACH Partnership Development Grant to build workforce capacity and improve treatment for children and elders with mental illnesses in rural Ghana. Michelle Riba, M.D., professor of psychiatry, and

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Sum of your Parts

By Alex Piazza A cardiologist created a computer simulation of a patient’s blood flow using her personal medical data, helping surgeons locate the best placement of a stent to address her rare heart condition. Students and faculty collected lead testing data in Flint, Mich., along with information about the water infrastructure and condition of every

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U-M Depression Center and Frankel Cardiovascular Center Announce Center-to-Center Collaboration Grant Award Winners

Awardees to focus on mental health outcomes in a cardiovascular disease population and bipolar microtissues The U-M Depression Center and Frankel Cardiovascular Center recently announced two funding awards for their Center-to-Center (C2C) research collaborations. The C2C awards address the underlying conditions of cardiovascular and brain mood co-occurrences, allowing physicians and other clinicians to use research

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Patrick Carter, M.D., Receives MIP Scholars Award for Intervention on Violence and Alcohol Use Prevention

Congratulations to Patrick Carter, M.D., Assistant Professor within the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine who is the 2017 recipient of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award. The MIP Scholars Award supports U-M faculty implementing and evaluating mental health services that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for

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Use of multiple brain-affecting drugs is rising among seniors, despite risks, U-M research finds

Tranquilizers, antidepressants, opioids and anti-psychotic medications carry special risks for older people, alone or in combination ANN ARBOR, MI – The number of older Americans who take three or more medicines that affect their brains has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study finds. The sharpest rise occurred in seniors living in

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University of Michigan-developed PRIORI app to get first test in patients outside Michigan

$2.9 million grant supports study of suicide risk assessment   A multidisciplinary team from Care New England’s Butler Hospital, Brown University and the University of Michigan has come together to advance screening capabilities for suicide risk. The group received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a five-year research

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Best Practices and Strategies for Student Mental Health Focus at 15th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Leaders and innovators in college student mental health will once again convene in Ann Arbor in March as the U-M Depression Center kicks off its 15th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference (DoCC) focused on implementing creative strategies to satisfy both the changing needs of students and the increasing demand for services on college

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