Psychiatry

The latest psychiatry news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Third Straight Year

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.

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UNC NeuroSpark Research Award Winners Celebrated

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.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives nearly $500,000 to study mental health program

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.

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Scientists Discover Key Neural Circuit Regulating Alcohol Consumption

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.

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Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders  arise from common genes

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.

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Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction, study finds

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.

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Sullivan Receives Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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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.

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UNC Researchers Join $945 Million NIH HEAL Initiative to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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.

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Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

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.

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‘Hope grows here’

‘Hope grows here’

The Farm at Penny Lane’s innovative programs help mental health clients become more self-sufficient.

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Foundation of Hope awards nearly half a million dollars for SOM research

Foundation of Hope awards nearly half a million dollars for SOM research

Seven UNC School of Medicine researchers were awarded grants to combat a range of conditions, including bulimia, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and mood disorders.

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UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

The NIH grant will help researchers led by Joe Piven, MD, determine if earlier detection can lead to earlier behavioral interventions to improve outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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2019 Marks UNC’s Third Year Participating in Largest Genetic Autism Research Study

2019 Marks UNC’s Third Year Participating in Largest Genetic Autism Research Study

Gabriel Dichter, PhD, director of research at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, said one of the main goals of the SPARK project is to help determine the genes that cause autism.

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Meltzer-Brody featured on WCHL Focus Carolina series

Meltzer-Brody featured on WCHL Focus Carolina series

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, was featured in a special Focus Carolina podcast on maternal mental health produced by WCHL in Chapel Hill.

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AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds

AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds

Findings by UNC researchers may help identify children at risk shortly after birth, making early intervention possible; John H. Gilmore, MD, from the department of psychiatry is senior author.

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Mental health program created by Cruz featured on news site in India

Mental health program created by Cruz featured on news site in India

Christina M. Cruz, MD, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, created a new school mental health system that is being piloted in the Darjeeling Hills of India.

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UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Second Straight Year

UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Second Straight Year

In the annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st for primary care, 23rd in research, 4th for family medicine, 9th for rehabilitation counseling, 11th for obstetrics and gynecology, 20th for psychiatry, and 26th for internal medicine.

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Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study

Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.

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UNC’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Launches Website

UNC’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Launches Website

The new website aims to train health care providers and improve eating disorder awareness among the public. UNC's Christine M. Peat, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is Program Director for the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED).

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