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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James Cranford Wins MICHR Award Funding

James A. Cranford, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, was recently awarded funding from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) for his proposal entitled “Collecting Daily Process Data from Alcoholic Families Using Interactive Voice Response (IVR).” Dr. Cranford’s collaborators on this project include Dr. Stephen Strobbe (U-M Addiction Treatment

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Jon-Kar Zubieta Wins EUREKA Grant

Jon-Kar Zubieta, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and radiology at the U-M Medical School and a member of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, was awarded $1.2 million for a project that examines neurobiological mechanisms involved in the development of placebo effects in patients with depression and nicotine dependence. These studies are expected to clarify

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Maria Muzik Receives MICHR Funding Award

Maria Muzik, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, was recently awarded funding in the amount of $49,953 for her proposal entitled “Children at Risk: Follow up of Infants Studied in Pregnancy and Post-Partum.” MICHR has committed to funding one half of the total dollar amount with the remaining half of the award made

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