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Patient art gallery at UNC unveils new exhibition
The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Schizophrenia Treatment & Evaluation Program will host the 2009 fall opening of “Brushes With Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness,” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, on the third floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
First Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit now open at UNC
UNC's free-standing Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, which is the first of its kind in the United States, will accommodate up to five patients and have specialized programming for women during pregnancy and postpartum. It is located on 4th floor of the Neurosciences Hospital.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / Aug. 11
TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks
Principal investigator Mark Klinger, and co-investigator, Laura Klinger, will assess the effectiveness of the TEACCH School Transition to Employment Program (TSTEP) for adolescents and young adults (ages 16 – 21) with ASD.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 9
Chelminski, Meltzer-Brody named first Sanders Clinician Scholars
As the first two Sanders Clinician Scholars, Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, will develop educational efforts to enhance supportive direct personal contact in the daily care of patients, and to teach others to do the same.
Located in News / 2012 / May
Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk
Two new studies provide further evidence that schizophrenia arises from the combined effects of many genes. Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of one of the studies.
Located in News / 2014 / January
VIDEO: Scientists demonstrate link between genetic defect and brain changes in schizophrenia
Scientists at UNC have found that a deletion in a gene known as 22qq11 affects the developing brain in specific ways that may lead to schizophrenia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 22, 2009
Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?
UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.
Located in News / 2013 / May
Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories
Having a history of eating disorders or abuse may increase a woman’s risk for developing depression during and after pregnancy, according to new research from UNC. The finding could influence how doctors screen patients during prenatal visits.
Located in News / 2011 / June
Fifth Annual UNC Conference on Eating Disorders: Tools for the Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Your Practice and the Schools
The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct.17, at the Friday Center.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - July 10, 2009
Simple strategies used by parents lead to improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder
Parents using these strategies, known as Adapted Responsive Teaching (ART), reported significant improvements in their child’s sensory responsiveness, communication and socialization.
Located in News / 2015 / February