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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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Resetting sleep clock could decrease depressive symptoms

Individuals with depression often experience disrupted sleep patterns. A technique called “chronotherapy” involves manipulating irregular sleep patterns in an effort to improve psychiatric symptoms. A recent study by Depression Center member Michael Casher, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, found that chronotherapy produced significant reductions in depression and improved symptoms and sleep patterns in individuals

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Novick named inaugural Jenkins award recipient

Danielle M. Novick, Ph.D., a U-M psychiatry research fellow, is the recipient of the first Phil F. Jenkins Award, an award established through the Depression Center to spur creative advances in the treatment or self-management of depression by empowering students and faculty to bring original ideas to life.  Dr. Novick’s project will identify ways that

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