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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives $300,000 gift
The gift, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, will be used to develop a case management program within the center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Feb. 2
New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease
The study was carried out as part of an initiative of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which was founded by UNC School of Medicine's Patrick Sullivan, MD, who is the consortium's lead principal investigator.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List
Mark Shen, PhD, at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was first author on a scientific paper last November that Autism Speaks named as one of the top 10 research papers in 2018.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
Persistent low body weight for young kids may place them at higher risk for anorexia nervosa later in adolescence
The study, co-authored by Zeynep Yilmaz, PhD, also found that persistent high body weight in young children may be a risk factor for later development of other eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and purging disorder.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain
Led by Leslie Morrow, PhD, research shows how new compounds could target specific brain cell receptors to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression, and posttraumatic stress.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
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).
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
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.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March
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.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March
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.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March