Tag Archives: addiction

Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Susan Murphy, Ph.D., a University of Michigan statistician who is poised to make a significant impact on the field of personalized medicine through work focused on improving treatment decisions for chronic illnesses such as depression and substance abuse, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur

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New designer drug ban in Michigan

Kirk Brower, M.D., executive director of U-M Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS), a professor of psychiatry, and a Depression Center member, was quoted in an Ann Arbor.com article that describes Michigan’s move to ban a new class of psychotic, synthetic drugs called Phenylethylamines, which includes common brand names like “smiles.” Brower said around 60-80 percent of the teens

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National mental health research award goes to U-M duo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pair of University of Michigan mental health researchers who are partners in both research and life have won a prestigious national prize for their studies on the biological roots of emotions, mental illness and substance abuse. Huda Akil, Ph.D., and Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., who co-direct the U-M Medical School’s

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Psychiatric and addiction consultant honored for service

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently honored Edward A. Jouney, D.O., a clinical instructor with the Department of Psychiatry, with its “2011-2012 Outstanding Consultant Award.”  Jouney earned the award for his consultative services to the OB/Gyn department, where he provides clinical care to pregnant women with drug addiction in a high-risk clinic named “Partnering for the

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Depression symptoms increase over time for addiction-prone women

Unlike alcohol problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn’t decline with age in addiction-prone women in their 30s and 40s – it continues to increase, a new study led by University of Michigan Health System researchers found. The longitudinal analysis examined the influences of the women’s histories, family life and neighborhood instability on their alcoholism symptoms,

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