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Shen Earns Young Investigator Award for Autism Research
Mark Shen, PhD, a researcher at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, received the international honor for his work on biological indicators of autism in infants.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 24
Scientists identify brain cell types underlying schizophrenia
Karolinska Institutet and UNC School of Medicine researchers, including Patrick Sullivan, PhD, have identified four specific types of brain cells associated with schizophrenia. The findings offer a roadmap for the development of new therapies to target the condition.
Located in News / 2018 / May
UNC researchers present study about family history and postpartum mental health at national APA Conference
Anna Bauer, PhD, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, were chosen by the APA to present findings from their recently published study about a new mother’s risk of postpartum psychiatric conditions when she has an immediate family member with a psychiatric disorder.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Researchers identify 44 genomic variants associated with depression
The study, co-led by Patrick Sullivan of UNC and Naomi Wray of the University of Queensland, is the largest genome-wide association study to date of genetic risk factors for major depression.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains
UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"
The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 29
Laura Klinger, director of TEACCH Autism Program, featured on podcast
In the run-up to World Autism Day on Monday, April 2, the moms who run the Spawned podcast interviewed Laura Klinger, PhD, about various issues related to autism, including the latest research developments.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Three SOM faculty named TBJ Health Care Heroes
At the annual Triangle Business Journal Health Care Heroes awards dinner, three UNC School of Medicine faculty were honored, as well as four other UNC Health Care employees.
Located in News / 2018 / March
UNC to Host Brain Stimulation Conference
Spearheaded by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, the conference will gather the top minds in the field of neurostimulation this May in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open.
Located in News / 2018 / February
UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding
The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.
Located in News / 2018 / February