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Society for Neuroscience 2015 Symposium Brain Stimulation Based Neural Circuit Modeling: Linking levels of analysis

Fairmont, Chicago

This symposium will bring together basic neuroscientists, computational modelers, and clinical investigators to discuss how to integrate large-scale computational modeling with translational neuroscience, in order to increase our understanding of how to improve the rhythmic interactions of networks by non-surgical brain stimulation and enhance cognitive capabilities in clinical disorders.

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Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN): Workshop 1

Anchorage, AK

On September 19-20, 2015, the NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) conducted the first workshop for a new NIMH initiative aimed at suicide prevention among Indigenous people in the circumpolar Arctic.

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NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

Bethesda, MD

The September 2015 Alliance for Research Progress meeting included a discussion on depression and resiliency; an update on the RAISE Early Treatment Program; an update on the Precision Medicine Initiative; and some thoughts on barriers to getting certain mental health treatments.

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Mental Health Disparities Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Cross-Cutting Aspects of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research

Webinar

On August 26, 2015, the NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) conducted the first of three webinars to disseminate scientific findings from three exemplary NIMH-funded researchers.

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Alliance for Research Progress - October 14, 2014 Meeting

Rockville, MD

Alliance for Research Progress - October 14, 2014 Meeting

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Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

Rockville, MD

Researchers, funders, and advocates representing 31 low-, middle-, and high-income countries spent two days engaged in exciting dialogue about mental health treatment, current research activities, emerging findings, and funding opportunities to address the six priority areas identified in the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health initiative.

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Childhood Chronic Irritability and the Pathophysiology of Mental Illness

Rockville, MD

On February 27-28, 2014, the Division of Developmental Translational Research, NIMH, convened a multidisciplinary group of researchers—representing expertise in development, genomics, neural circuitry, pathophysiology, behavior, risk, and intervention—to summarize the state of the science and discuss future directions for the study of chronic irritability in youth.

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Closing the Gaps: Scaling Up to Reduce Mental Health Disparities in the United States

Rockville, MD

In September 2013, NIMH convened the meeting, “Closing the Gaps: Scaling Up to Reduce Mental Health Disparities in the United States.” The purpose of the meeting was to address the significant disparities in mental health care related to race and ethnicity. NIMH brought together leading experts in disparities research and practice from the public and private sectors to address specific questions and present relevant research findings. Participants included representatives from within the NIH community, other federal agencies, and researchers charged with improving the Nation’s mental health equity.

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Advances in Global Mental Health Research and Research Capacity Building

Rockville, MD

On May 2-3, 2013, the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) in the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invited stakeholders from around the world to present study designs and key considerations for mental health services research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); discuss the interface of advocacy, policy and research; and identify developments in research capacity-building. A total of 130 participants from low-, middle-, and high- income countries attended the gathering in-person or via telecommunication technology.

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Research to Improve Health and Longevity of People with Severe Mental Illness

Bethesda, MD

On September 10-11, 2012, the NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR) convened the meeting, “Research to Improve Health and Longevity of People with Severe Mental Illness.” The purpose of the meeting was to assess the state of the science in preventing and treating medical comorbidities in people with severe mental illness (SMI) and identify the most critically needed research to reduce premature mortality in this vulnerable group.

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