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UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish a Center of Excellence to study underlying causes of psychiatric disorders
Autism, depression, anxiety. Antipsychotic drug side effects. What are the genetic and environmental factors that underlie and contribute to these complex problems? And how do genes and environment interact to shape them?
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - October 2, 2009
Elbogen, Belger awarded Department of Defense Grant
Department of Psychiatry faculty members Eric B. Elbogen, PhD, and Aysenil Belger, PhD, been awarded a multi-year multimillion dollar grant from the Department of Defense and the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBI) Research Program to implement a clinical trial to assess the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitative therapy for TBI for members or former members of the Armed Forces.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / May 12
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
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
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
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
Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes
Several UNC School of Medicine faculty from the departments of Genetics and Psychiatry are co-authors of the study, which was published in the journal Cell.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Dec. 12
Hiroyuki Kato selected for 2018 class of Pew scholars
The Pew Charitable Trusts named 22 early-career researchers today as the 2018 class of Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. The scholars, including Hirouki Kato, PhD, of the UNC Neuroscience Center, will receive four-year grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human health and disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 21
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 / Archives / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
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 31, 2009