Psychiatry

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

Hiroyuki Kato selected for 2018 class of Pew scholars

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.

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Shen Earns Young Investigator Award for Autism Research

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.

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Scientists identify brain cell types underlying schizophrenia

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.

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UNC researchers present study about family history and postpartum mental health at national APA Conference

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.

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Researchers identify 44 genomic variants associated with depression

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.

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Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains

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.

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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."

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Laura Klinger, director of TEACCH Autism Program, featured on podcast

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.

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Three SOM faculty named TBJ Health Care Heroes

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.

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UNC to Host Brain Stimulation Conference

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.

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UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

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.

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UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list

UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list

In the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, pharmacology and toxicology were lumped into one category and ranked first among public universities. Among all universities around the globe, UNC pharmacology/toxicology ranked second behind Harvard.

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UNC Paws, Brushes with Life receive $8-million donation

UNC Paws, Brushes with Life receive $8-million donation

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health will use the private funding to support two of its main rehabilitation programs for adults who suffer from mental illness.

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Widowed due to cancer, fathers inspire new book on responding to loss and grief

Widowed due to cancer, fathers inspire new book on responding to loss and grief

UNC Lineberger’s Donald Rosenstein, MD, and Justin Yopp, PhD, have published a compelling book, “The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life,” that recounts the lessons a group of widowed fathers learned in responding to loss and grief.

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Hormone therapy could effectively prevent depression for some women in the menopause transition

Hormone therapy could effectively prevent depression for some women in the menopause transition

Research conducted by Susan Girdler, PhD, and David Rubinow, MD, and published in JAMA Psychiatry, is the first to conclude that a year of hormone therapy can effectively prevent the onset of depressive symptoms for women during the menopause transition.

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Bulik awarded Distinguished Investigator Grant by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Bulik awarded Distinguished Investigator Grant by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, is one of 17 scientists awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Bulik's project, Binge Eating Disorder Genetics Initiative (BEGIN), will focus on the genetics of binge eating disorders.

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NIH renews grant funding the Bowles Alcohol Research Center

NIH renews grant funding the Bowles Alcohol Research Center

The center, established 20 years ago and led by Fulton Crews, PhD, will receive more than $8.7 million over five years to continue research on the effects of alcohol on the brain.

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Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award

Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award

The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.

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UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.

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Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center

Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center

With seed money from the Kenan Charitable Trust, the new center takes aim at the greatest challenges facing the field of autism spectrum disorder.

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