Dr. Donovan Maust

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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Todd Ardedt, Ph.D.

U-M Receives Phase II Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Further Develop OTC Screening Device for Treating Sleep Apnea

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory and Zansors, LLC recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further develop an over-the-counter screening device for sleep apnea. Zansors, LLC is a health technology company based near Washington, D.C. The grant comes from the NIH’s

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Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D.

U-M projects use Big Data to predict diseases, advance research in single-cell gene sequencing

ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects. The Michigan Institute for Data Science awarded the three interdisciplinary projects a

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Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Fund – All gifts up to $10,000 will be matched

Matthew K. Smith (’93), continues to support innovative neurobiological research on stuttering with a renewed commitment in 2016, where gifts totaling up to $10,000 will be matched. These gifts go to support Soo-Eun Chang, PhD, Rosa Casco Solano-Lopez Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who is an expert in

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National VA effort reduced risky opioid prescriptions for veterans, study finds

Reductions in highest doses through computer “dashboard” and prioritizing painkiller safety suggests other large health systems could do the same ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative aimed at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds. Over a two-year

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