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U-M scientists part of $15 million initiative to understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Partnership of government, academics and industry will develop new ways of studying and screening drugs for major psychiatric illnesses using stem cells ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Can stem cells help reveal the roots of mental illness, and open the door to better treatment? A team of University of Michigan scientists who have helped pioneer this

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

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 center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and

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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 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 Discovery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York presents a stellar wish list for presidential candidates to secure

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

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 Foundation National Expert Panel on Home-Based Dementia Care,

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New VA partnership expands power of peer support among student veterans

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: transitioning from the military to civilian life and the transition from the military to academia. Neither

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

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 will open its new location for electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT — an approach that can help patients who haven’t benefited

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

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 of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) annual meeting on June 17.  The paper titled, “Geriatric Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Clerkship: a Survey of Current Education Practices,”

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