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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
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
Scientists Discover Key Neural Circuit Regulating Alcohol Consumption
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Zoe McElligott, PhD, found that alcohol consumption is regulated by the activity of a particular set of neurons in a specific brain region, a discovery that could lead to a better understanding of why some casual drinkers develop an alcohol use disorder.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction, study finds
A new study, led by Diana O. Perkins, MD, MPH, in the UNC Department of Psychiatry, finds that using a polygenic risk score (PRS) based on data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) improves psychosis risk prediction in individuals meeting clinical high-risk criteria.
Located in News / 2019 / November
Sullivan Receives Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award
Patrick Sullivan, MD, Yeargan Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics and Director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics, received the award Oct. 29.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 14
Hope Grows Here, the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health’s No Limits Gala, celebrates sixth year
The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health presents Hope Grows Here: Sixth Annual No Limits Gala at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC-CH campus November 7.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / October 31
UNC Researchers Join $945 Million NIH HEAL Initiative to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Weili Lin, PhD, is the principal investigator of a research project to improve outcomes for children exposed to opioids, and Susan Gaylord, PhD, is the UNC site PI for a second project to help people with low back pain.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India
The largest philanthropic organization in India will scale up an innovative mental health training program created by Christina Cruz, MD, EdM, to help children with mental health issues.
Located in News / 2019 / July