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Depression Center Supported Research

Supporting innovation and discovery in the prevention and treatment of depression

Funding awarded through the Depression Center helps support research that critically advances the understanding of the origins and development of depressive illness. These studies help drive the translation of discoveries into clinical applications and best practices to improve the care of those struggling with depression and other related illnesses. Through generous donor support, the Depression Center proudly fosters the work of promising early-career investigators through various scholar award programs. Through the Executive Director’s Innovation Fund, the Depression Center also supports work that strives to achieve innovations in research, treatment, education and public policy. In supporting a new generation of investigators and promising pursuits of innovations, we strive to reach breakthroughs in research and treatment that can improve the quality of life for those living with depression or even help prevent the disease from surfacing in the first place.

Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Research Awards

These Awards aiim to expand the number of innovative research projects focused on understanding causes of depression and develop personalized, precise treatments that target each individual's unique profile.

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Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award

The purpose of this program is to support U-M faculty who are interested in implementing and evaluating mental health services or clinical interventions that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for lower income and Medicaid eligible populations with behavioral health care needs in the state of Michigan.

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Executive Director's Innovation Fund

The most innovative ideas are those least likely to be funded by grant-making agencies. This fund helps implement creative, new, and bold ideas that help us achieve our mission of conquering depression and bipolar disorder.

Read about the cutting-edge work supported through this fund.