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.
A new study provides concrete evidence that poverty can change how the brain grows.
Join us at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Nov. 1, for a discussion of how fathers cope with the loss of their wife or partner, meet the demands of sole parenthood, and manage their children's grief.
Money mismanagement predicts higher odds of future homelessness, regardless of a veteran’s income or mental health.
Exchanges, the blog of the UNC Center for Eating Disorders, is one of 18 recognized by Healthline.com as "The Best Eating Disorder Health Blogs of 2013."
The finding shows that certain parts of brain cells could play a critical role in anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and obesity.
A genome-wide association analysis led by Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC identifies 22 places in the human genome that play a role in development of the mental disorder.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of the study, which found that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation.