Joe Thomas and Annemarie Lucas recognized by Administrators in Academic Psychiatry

Joe Thomas, MBA and Annemarie Lucas, MHSA were recently recognized by Administrators in Academic Psychiatry (AAP) for their invaluable contributions to the organization. Annemarie received the “Rising Star Award,” given to new members who participate in some capacity in association activities. She wrote an article for The GrAAPvine, the organization’s quarterly newsletter and was recently elected to the Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large for Membership. Annemarie is the Director of Operations for the U-M Department of Psychiatry.

Linas Bieliauskas wins the 2010 Russell J. Bent Award

Linas Bieliauskas, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan (Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology) is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Russell J. Bent Award for distinguished service and contributions to the American Board of Professional Psychology.  This award reflects the hard work and dedication Dr. Bieliauskas has shown the American

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Robert Zucker to receive highest award for research on alcohol use, abuse

Research Society on Alcoholism nominated Robert Zucker to receive Distinguished Researcher Award, the society’s most prestigious honor, Wednesday, June 30 ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Robert Zucker, Ph.D., director of the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center, and the Substance Abuse Section in the Department of Psychiatry, has been named recipient of the 31st annual Research Society

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U-M Joins Dartmouth, Cornell and University of Washington in Receiving NIMH Funding for Training Grant

Congratulations to Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D. and colleagues for the approval of their collaborative National Institute of Mental Health training grant application (NIMH T32), “Training Geriatric Mental Health Services Researchers,” by the NIMH council (including the approval to exceed the 500k annual limit and to fund two MD or PhD fellows per site). This unique

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Pharmacy intervention helped seriously mentally ill patients take meds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Health systems should consider pharmacy-based interventions when involving patients who have poor follow-through taking medication. That’s according to a study appearing today in the online edition of Schizophrenia Bulletin. The study was led by Marcia Valenstein, M.D., Senior Research Scientist in the VA Health Services Research and Development Service and Associate

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James Swain and Collaborators Receive Federal Grand Opportunity Grant

New Department of Psychiatry faculty member James E. Swain, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C., recently received a federal Grand Opportunity grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of $721,877. The research study entitled, “Childhood Poverty and Brain Development: Roles of Chronic Stress and Parenting,” aims to determine how childhood poverty influences adult brain

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