John Gilmore, MD, Director for the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health was interviewed for the WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help" which aired last week. This documentary examines the Keith Vidal story, and looks at new training designed to help officers interact with mentally ill or mentally distressed people, to help calm those interactions and avoid violence or arrest. Click the link below to watch the video.
When law enforcement officers are called to help with a mentally ill person, sometimes the results are tragic. The new WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help” examines one family’s story and why interactions between law enforcement and the mentally ill are increasing in North Carolina. John Gilmore, MD, was interviewed for the documentary, which airs Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.
UNC’s Dr. Patrick F. Sullivan is one of two researchers nationwide to receive the award.
For individuals facing the possibility of a lifetime on antipsychotic medications, this new analysis may help them and their health care providers in making a difficult decision.
Board members will serve as advocates for the Center to increase its visibility internally and externally and assist in fundraising efforts.
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Carr Mill Clinic adds primary care physician to its staff
Rupal Yu, MD, MPH, a family physician at Piedmont Health Services, and adjunct instructor at UNC Family Medicine, now provides primary care services for center patients.
The nonprofit organization Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., has awarded a $130,000 grant to launch a new collaborative effort by the UNC School of Medicine, Duke University and other academic research institutions to join forces in the race to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.
Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
Study highlights need to focus not only on PTSD for understanding violence in veterans
Catherine Forneris, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychiatry, received this annual award from North Carolina Psychological Association. The award honors a psychologist for outstanding contributions to psychology in North Carolina over a number of years.
UNC researchers found that Chiari type 1 malformations of the brain are more common in children of depressed mothers treated with a certain group of antidepressants during pregnancy; genes and severity of illness may be involved.
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.
Reid Wilson, PhD, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, was honored this week with the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the highest honor in the field of anxiety disorders.
Thava Mahadevan, director of operations at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and clinical instructor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry, will receive the award on Feb. 22. Read about his work in two recent features.
UNC School of Medicine's William Valdar and James Crowley lead a quest to discover the genetic underpinnings of drug side effects.
Eight basic science and clinical departments at UNC finished in the top 10 in their fields.
Two new studies provide further evidence that schizophrenia arises from the combined effects of many genes. Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of one of the studies.
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.
Principal investigator Mark Klinger, and co-investigator, Laura Klinger, will assess the effectiveness of the TEACCH School Transition to Employment Program (TSTEP) for adolescents and young adults (ages 16 – 21) with ASD.