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Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Fund – All gifts up to $10,000 will be matched

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 - Matthew K. Smith (’93), continues to support innovative neurobiological research on stuttering with a renewed commitment in 2016, where gifts totaling up to $10,000 will be matched. These gifts go to support Soo-Eun Chang, PhD, Rosa Casco Solano-Lopez Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who is an expert in

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National VA effort reduced risky opioid prescriptions for veterans, study finds

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 - Reductions in highest doses through computer “dashboard” and prioritizing painkiller safety suggests other large health systems could do the same ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative aimed at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds. Over a two-year

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New Video Tackles Life After College Athletics

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 - If I am no longer a student-athlete, what is my identity? That is a question that Ashley Cohagen, a former swimmer for the University of Michigan, found herself asking as she prepared to enter nursing school. It is a question that many student-athletes ask themselves when faced with the end of their athletic career, yet

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Depression Center taking nominations for $100,000 research award

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 - The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is accepting nominations for the first-ever Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Scholar Award for early career U-M faculty members or fellows. The deadline is Jan. 23. The award will be given annually and is worth $100,000, which will be given in two installments over two years. It is part

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Marcia Valenstein, M.D., Honored as Inaugural Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professor in Depression

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 - The University of Michigan Regents just approved a brand new Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professorship in Depression. Marcia Valenstein, M.D., M.S., Professor of Psychiatry, has been named as the inaugural Susan Crumpacker Brown Professor. Dr. Valenstein has been with the department since 1989 and her work has focused on assessing and improving the quality of

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Matthew Shaw Authors Feature Essay for the Lancet on Workplace Mental Health

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 - “I disclosed my depression to a small number of my closest friends—but never formally told my managers. It never quite felt right simply to approach them and say ‘I have depression.’ That’s partly because, in the absence of an immediate crisis, there’s no forum for such a conversation.”

$10.75 million gift funds depression research at the University of Michigan

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 - ANN ARBOR — A transformative donation of $10.75 million to the University of Michigan Depression Center will help accelerate development of personalized treatments that are necessary to conquer clinical depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses. The gift comes from U-M alumni Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and family of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more than 15

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What’s really going on in PTSD brains? U-M experts suggest new theory

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 - Context processing problems could explain symptoms and brain imaging findings, and integrate and improve on earlier models ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic stress disorder, to explain why only some people are vulnerable and why they experience so many

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Donovan Maust, M.D., M.S., awarded funding from Donaghue Foundation to study unintended consequences of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 - Donovan Maust, M.D., MS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School and Research Scientist with the Center for Clinical Management Research of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, just received “Another Look” funding from The Donaghue Foundation to examine psychotropic use among patients with dementia in long-term care settings. Dr. Maust’s

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Former U-M Gymnast Encourages Fellow Athletes to Seek Help in New Athletes Connected Video

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 - “You don’t have to be sick in order to get better.” That’s the message that Stacey Ervin, former University of Michigan gymnast, is sending to student athletes. It’s a mantra that helped him to become an All-American and National Champion, all while dealing with the death of his mother and the other demands associated with

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