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Foundation of Hope Funds Nearly Half a Million Dollars to UNC Mental Illness Research
The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness (FOH) will award almost $475,000 to 13 investigators from the UNC Department of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2020 / June
Samantha Meltzer-Brody named 2020 O. Max Gardner Award Winner
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, chair of the UNC Department of Psychiatry, recieved the 2020 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the highest honor conferred by the University of North Carolina system.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Atkins Writes Coloring Book on COVID-19 for Kids
Lindsey Atkins of the UNC Child and Adolescent Outpatient Program published a coloring book to help children cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Cell Types Underlying Parkinson’s Disease and Other Brain Disorders Identified
Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, Yeargan Distinguished Professor in the departments of genetics and psychiatry, is a co-lead author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals Genetic Structural Secrets of Schizophrenia
A study co-led by Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD, Patrick Sullivan, MD, and colleagues at UNC-Chapel Hill and four Swedish universities found that extremely rare variants affect the boundaries of a 3D genome structure called topologically associated domains in people with schizophrenia much more than they affect people without the condition.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Piven featured in NIH News in Health
Joseph Piven, MD, is featured in an article titled "Autism Spectrum Disorder: Engaging in a Social World" in the latest edition of NIH News in Health.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16
McElligott Lab Receives $2-million NIH Grant to Study Opioid Withdrawal
The UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies lab of Zoe McElligott, PhD, will investigate how opioid withdrawal changes neurons in particular parts of the brain, with the goals of understanding the basic biology of opioid use disorder and helping people affected by the condition.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16
UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Third Straight Year
In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st in primary care and 23rd in research.
Located in News / 2020 / March
UNC NeuroSpark Research Award Winners Celebrated
Four research teams at the UNC School of Medicine won $25,000 pilot grants with the goal of increasing collaborations throughout the neurosciences, as part of a UNC NeuroSpark event.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 23
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives nearly $500,000 to study mental health program
Lorna Moser, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center’s Institute for Best Practices, is principal investigator for a three-year, nearly $500,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for a national study to look at Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for individuals with serious mental illness.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 23