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Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders: Thomas Insel at TEDxCaltech

NIMH Director Thomas Insel discusses recent advances in neuroscience in a TED Talk presentation delivered at Caltech in January 2013.

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NIMH Clinical Director Receives Prestigious Leadership Award

NIMH clinical director Dr. Maryland Pao has been named the 2012 recipient of the Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

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NIMH Grantee Wins The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

On May 31, 2012, Ann M. Graybiel, Ph.D., of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named one of three winners of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

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NIMH Grantees Elected to Membership in National Academy of Sciences

On May 1, 2012, six NIMH grantees were among the 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a private, non-profit organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to advancing science and promoting its uses for the greater good.

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NIMH Grantees Elected to Membership in National Academy of Sciences

On May 3, 2011, nine NIMH grantees were among the 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a private, non-profit organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to advancing science and promoting its uses for the greater good. The Academy also acts as an official advisor to the federal government on issues related to science and technology.

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NIMH Grantees Elected to Membership in National Academy of Sciences

On April 27, 2010, three NIMH grantees were among the 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a private, non-governmental organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to advancing science and promoting its uses for the greater good. The Academy also acts as an official advisor to the federal government on issues related to science and technology.

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Linda Brady of NIMH Receives New Roadmap Compass Award

NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, MD, presented the first individual Roadmap Compass Award on October 24, 2008 to Linda Brady, Ph.D., director of the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science at NIMH, for her leadership and coordination of the Molecular Libraries Working Group.

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National Advisory Mental Health Council Workgroup Issues Nine Recommendations to Strengthen Research Training

A workgroup of the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) makes nine specific recommendations to strengthen the institute’s program in research training in a new report entitled “Investing in the Future” released on November 1, 2008.

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Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Announces New Members

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) on October 13, 2008 announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates in conjunction with its 38th annual meeting.

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2008 NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Awards Include Research That Promises to Improve Understanding of Mental Health and Brain Disorders

NIH Director Elias Zerhouni announced on September 22, 2008 the new recipients of the Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards. The awards are key components of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research.

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Nakamura to Become Scientific Director for the Division of Intramural Research Programs

Twenty two years after serving in the NIMH intramural program, Richard Nakamura, PhD, has accepted the appointment of Scientific Director for the Division of Intramural Research Programs. He will leave his position as Deputy Director for NIMH effective September 28, 2008 to assume this new post.

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NIMH Grantees Elected to Membership in National Academy of Sciences

On April 29, 2008, four NIMH grantees were among the 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a private, non-governmental organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to advancing science and promoting its uses for the greater good. The Academy also acts as an official advisor to the federal government on issues related to science and technology.

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Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies Announces New Members

On October 8, 2007, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) added 65 individuals to its membership of nearly 1,700. The organization also elected four individuals as foreign associates. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the medicine and health fields. Current, active membership elects new members annually from candidates nominated for professional achievement and commitment to service. The IOM’s charter creates diversity in membership by specifying that at least a quarter of the members come from outside health professions, in fields including natural and social sciences, law, administration, engineering, and the humanities.

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NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards: Funded Work Includes Research that May Increase Knowledge about Mental Health and Brain Disease

On September 17, 2007, NIH Director Elias Zerhouni announced the 2007 recipients of the Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards. The awards are key components of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. The programs support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research.

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NIMH Perspective on Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder in Children

A recently published research paper (September 2007, Archives of General Psychiatry) reported a 40-fold increase in the rate of diagnosing bipolar disorder in youth over the past decade.

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New Director for Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development Joins NIMH

Following a competitive, nationwide search, Wayne K. Goodman, M.D., joined NIMH in July 2007 as Director, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development (DATR).

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Former NIMH Grantee Wins 2005 National Medal of Science

President George W. Bush announced May 29, 2007, that renowned cognitive psychologist Gordon H. Bower, PhD, professor emeritus at Stanford University and former NIMH grantee, has won the 2005 National Medal of Science.

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NIMH Names Director for Division of Pediatric Translational Research and Treatment Development

Molly Oliveri, Ph.D., was recently selected to be Director of the Division of Pediatric Translational Research and Treatment Development (DPTR), after a competitive, nationwide search.

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Beatriz Luna Selected for the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering

The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Program recently honored 12 NIH researchers, including NIMH grantee Beatriz Luna, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Neurocognitive Development at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Miranda Lim to receive Lindsley Prize for research in behavioral neuroscience

The prestigious Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience will be awarded to Miranda M. Lim, Ph.D., at the 2005 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Lim, whose research is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), was mentored by Larry Young, Ph.D., of Emory University.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Funding Basic Research at the NIMH

The NIMH remains committed to a comprehensive approach to research. This means funding basic, translational, and services research.

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