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- New NIH Funding for Two Autism Centers of Excellence
- Press Release April 02, 2013
The National Institutes of Health announced new funding for two Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE), bringing to eleven the number of ACE centers now being funded for up to five years.
- 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy Sent a Special Message to Congress About the State of Mental Health
- Science Update January 29, 2013
Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy addressed Congress about the state of mental health—and changed the way Americans view mental health care.
- Leading Neurobiologist Appointed NIMH Scientific Director
- Press Release January 24, 2013
Renowned neurobiologist Susan Amara recently joined NIMH as scientific director of its intramural research program.
- NIH Awards $100 Million for Autism Centers of Excellence Program
- Science Update September 04, 2012
NIMH, along with NICHD, NINDS, NIDCD, and NIEHS, have awarded nine new grants aimed at advancing research on the causes of autism spectrum disorder and finding new treatments.
- NDAR Federation Creates Largest Source of Autism Research Data to Date
- Press Release December 12, 2011
A data partnership between the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR), and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) positions NDAR as possibly the largest repository to date of genetic, phenotypic, clinical, and medical imaging data related to research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- NIMH Teams Up to Study ASD Rates in Somali-American Children
- Science Update January 20, 2011
NIMH will be supporting a joint effort with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Autism Speaks, a private advocacy organization, to investigate reports of elevated prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) among children born to Somali immigrants living in Minneapolis, Minn.
- Major Databases Link Up to Advance Autism Research
- Press Release December 08, 2009
Researchers studying autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will soon have access to a vast range of data and research tools through the NIH National Database for Autism Research (NDAR).
- NIH Encourages Depressed Moms to Seek Treatment for Themselves
- Science Update November 13, 2009
Numerous studies have suggested that depression runs in families. Children of depressed parents are 2–3 times as likely to develop depression as compared to children who do not have a family history of the disorder. Other studies have shown that remission of depression in mothers is associated with improvements in psychiatric symptoms in their children. Despite all signs encouraging mothers to prioritize their own mental health, many suffer from untreated depression while managing treatment for their children’s emotional or behavioral problems.
- Recovery Act Grant Aims to Teach Kids with Autism How to Better Express Themselves
- Science Update November 12, 2009
Most children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) seem to have trouble engaging in everyday social interactions. They may seem to have no reaction to other people or may respond atypically when others show anger or affection. Their own facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language may not match what they are saying, making it difficult for others to respond appropriately. Such barriers to communication can isolate children with ASD from their peers.
- NIMH Seeks More BRAINS
- Press Release November 10, 2009
The National Institute of Mental Health is seeking more BRAINS for 2010 by offering a second round of Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS). The program calls for innovative and groundbreaking research projects from early stage investigators to explore the complex mechanisms underlying mental disorders or novel treatments and prevention strategies. Proposed projects should address research priorities and gap areas identified in the NIMH Strategic Plan. Researchers interested in applying for these awards must submit their applications by Dec. 9, 2009.
- NIH Awards More than 50 Grants to Boost Search for Causes, Improve Treatments for Autism
- Press Release November 04, 2009
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded more than 50 autism research grants, totaling more than $65 million, which will be supported with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds. These grants are the result of the largest funding opportunity for research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to date, announced in March 2009.
- PTSD Treatment Efforts for Returning War Veterans to be Evaluated
- Science Update September 30, 2009
Joan Cook, Ph.D., of Yale University and colleagues have been awarded funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to evaluate the implementation of two evidence-based psychotherapies for treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans. The grant addresses the NIH Challenge Grant topic “Strategies to Support Uptake of Interventions within Clinical Community and Settings.”
- NIH Funds Four Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science
- Press Release September 28, 2009
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), both part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced grants expected to total approximately $45 million to establish new Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as well as to continue support of existing centers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Southern California.
- Youth with Autism Coming of Age: New NIMH Study Will Focus on Transitions in Service Use and Coverage
- Science Update August 07, 2009
The transition from teen to young adult involves many highly anticipated rites of passage. However, for youths with developmental disorders, coming of age may signal the sudden end of coverage for education and training programs, health insurance, and youth-oriented services.
- Major NIMH Research Project to Test Approaches to Altering the Course of Schizophrenia
- Press Release July 21, 2009
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is launching a large-scale research project to explore whether using early and aggressive treatment, individually targeted and integrating a variety of different therapeutic approaches, will reduce the symptoms and prevent the gradual deterioration of functioning that is characteristic of chronic schizophrenia.
- HIV Prevention Program Gets a Boost From NIMH Recovery Act Funds
- Press Release May 26, 2009
Developing interventions to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among heterosexual men, couples and ethnically diverse populations continues to be complex and challenging. To help address this issue, NIMH awarded a two-year grant to David Pérez-Jiménez, Ph.D., at the University of Puerto Rico, to support the adaptation and assessment of an HIV and other sexually transmitted infection intervention designed for young, heterosexual Latino couples. This grant will use funds allocated to NIMH through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to promote economic recovery and spur advances in science and health.
- Recovery Funds Will Support Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Training
- Press Release May 22, 2009
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide grant support for the completion of a project under way to evaluate the effectiveness of a new training program for telephone crisis counselors at suicide hotline centers.
- Rising to the Challenge: NIH Will Use $60 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Support Strategic Autism Research
- Press Release March 24, 2009
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will commit roughly $60 million from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support autism research and meet objectives set forth earlier this year by a federal advisory committee. The Request for Applications is the largest funding opportunity for research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to date and combined with other ARRA initiatives represents a surge in NIH’s commitment to finding the causes and treatments for autism.
- New Silvio O. Conte Centers Address Brain Development, Disorders
- Science Update March 18, 2009
With a mandate to use innovative, multidisciplinary research approaches to address important mental health questions, four newly funded centers have begun investigations of schizophrenia, brain development, and adolescent mood disorders.
- Three NIMH Grantees Receive White House Award
- Science Update December 30, 2008
Three NIMH grantees were among the 67 recipients of Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) for 2007:
- NIMH Grants Focus on Innovative Autism Research
- Science Update December 30, 2008
Autism is a complex brain disorder involving communication and social difficulties as well as repetitive behavior or limited interests.
- Pilot Study Will Test New Treatment to Reduce Self-Harm in Borderline Personality Disorder
- Science Update October 09, 2008
NIMH recently funded Kim Gratz, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, and colleagues to continue to test a new group therapy to help women with borderline personality disorder reduce self-harm behaviors and to improve functioning.
- New NIMH Strategic Plan Accelerates Mental Health Research
- Science Update September 08, 2008
Building on the recent rapid advances in understanding the science of brain and behavior, the new National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) strategic plan is designed to maintain momentum in research and transform the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.
- NIMH Funds Nine Innovative Projects to Pursue Major Challenges
- Science Update September 03, 2008
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded nine exceptionally innovative research projects that hold promise for broad and deep impact on medical science.
- NIH Funds Nine Centers to Speed Application of Powerful New Research Approach
- Press Release September 02, 2008
The funding of a network of nine centers across the country that will use high tech screening methods to identify small molecules for use as probes to investigate the diverse functions of cells was announced today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- New Grant Aims to Overcome Obesity in People with Serious Mental Illness
- Science Update June 20, 2008
A new grant funded by NIMH will test the effectiveness of a promising intervention designed to help people with serious mental illness (SMI) who are overweight or obese lose weight and keep it off.
- New NIMH Research to Test Innovative Treatments for Children with ADHD
- Science Update June 05, 2008
Two new grants funded by NIMH will focus on novel and innovative approaches to treating children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- NIMH Funds Research to Find Best Treatments for Children with Autism and ADHD Symptoms
- Science Update June 02, 2008
A new NIMH-funded study will help guide the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- Study launched to test possible preventive treatment for schizophrenia in high risk youth
- Science Update May 01, 2008
NIMH has recently awarded a grant to study whether an intensive computerized training program can help prevent those at high risk of developing schizophrenia from having a first psychotic episode and improve adaptive functioning. The program is based on principles of brain development and resilience and an understanding of the processes that go awry in schizophrenia.
- New Research to Help People with Mental Disorders Quit Smoking
- Science Update April 04, 2008
A new grant funded by NIMH will develop an intervention designed to help people with serious mental illness (SMI) quit smoking. The addiction is very common among people with SMI, and contributes significantly to deteriorating health and higher costs for care. But it is difficult to treat among people with SMI because they require a tailored approach that is incorporated into their existing mental health treatment.
- New Collaboration Evaluates Effectiveness of Mental Illness Educational Project
- Science Update September 19, 2007
Two new grants funded by NIMH will examine the effectiveness of educational materials designed to teach young people about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma associated with them.
- Newly Funded Center Dedicated to Mental Health Research for Asian Americans
- Science Update September 19, 2007
Science UpdateSeptember 19, 2007 Newly Funded Center Dedicated to Mental Health Research for Asian AmericansA new, five-year, NIMH-funded project will establish a national center to study mental health issues affecting Asian Americans.
- Colloquium to Mark 25 Years of Improving Access to Mental Health Research Careers
- Science Update October 31, 2006
When mostly minority college students being groomed for careers in mental health-related research convene in Washington D.C. early next month, a program to promote diversity in the scientific workforce will mark a quarter century of progress.
- NIH Joined by Advocacy Groups to Fund Research on Autism Susceptibility Genes
- Press Release October 18, 2005
Five institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and three private autism organizations have formed a consortium to pursue their common goal of understanding a devastating disorder.
- NIH “Roadmap” Grants Will Establish Nine Screening Centers in Seven States
- Press Release June 15, 2005
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced it is awarding $88.9 million in grants to nine institutions over three years to establish a collaborative research network that will use high-tech screening methods to identify small molecules that can be used as research tools.
- International Coalition to Fund Autism Genetics Research
- Press Release December 29, 2004
An international public/private partnership of government health agencies and private advocacy organizations has committed more than $21 million for research to identify the genes associated with autism spectrum disorders, a range of developmental disorders that impair communication and other mental abilities.
- NIMH Awards $22.6 Million for Center for Collaborative Research on Mental Disorders
- Press Release July 01, 2003
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has funded a five-year, $22.6 million Center for Collaborative Genetic Studies on Mental Disorders at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
- NIH Awards Grants for Six New Autism Research Centers
- Press Release May 13, 2003
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded grants to support six new research centers of a major network focusing on the biomedical and behavioral aspects of autism.
- NIH Awards Grants for Two New Autism Research Centers
- Press Release September 18, 2002
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced grants totaling $19 million to support the first two research centers of a major network of facilities to focus on the biomedical and behavioral aspects of autism.
- NIMH Awards New Grants in Response to Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
- Press Release April 18, 2002
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded new grants for research on mental health needs resulting from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
- $6 Million Grant to Expand Search for Autism Genes
- Press Release March 11, 2002
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) today awarded the first installment of an expected $6 million grant over 5 years to researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for major expansion of a collaborative effort to identify autism genes.
- NIMH Awards Howard University $6.5 Million
- Press Release January 25, 2002
Howard University Hospital Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine (HUCM) has been awarded $6.5 million from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a five-year project to implement and develop research studies pertaining to mood and anxiety disorders.
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