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Using Stem Cells for Biological and Therapeutics Discovery in Mental Illness

Bethesda, Maryland

On April 24-25, 2012, scientists from academia, government and the private sector met to discuss advances and challenges in using patient-derived reprogrammed cells, such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and induced neuronal cells (iNCs), to identify molecular, cellular, and developmental alterations relevant to mental illnesses and possible utility in diagnostics and drug development.

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Cognitive Training in Mental Disorders: Advancing the Science

Bethesda, Maryland

On April 9-10, 2012, NIMH convened a group of experts in cognitive training (CT) (also often referred to as cognitive remediation, CR), to review the current state of evidence for efficacy of CT approaches, discuss interventions currently in development, identify challenges to this line of research and research gaps, and learn of efforts to adopt CT interventions in clinical practice.

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Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Integration and Implementation in Research, Policy, and Practice

Bethesda, Maryland

Summary of Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Integration and Implementation in Research, Policy, and Practice meeting.

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Navigating Your Way through a Successful Research Career: An NIMH Workshop for Early Stage Investigators

Rockville, Maryland

On July 5-6, 2011, the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH), in the Office of the Director of NIMH, sponsored a workshop for early stage investigators currently supported by Diversity and Re-entry Supplements, to provide the investigators with the tools necessary to continue along the path of competitive research support and the transition to independence. The workshop aimed to instill the importance of producing innovative research within the overall mission of the NIMH in these promising early career researchers. Content of the workshop emphasized issues relating to grantsmanship and strategies for successfully navigating obstacles and developing potential solutions on the journey to a successful research career.

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NCDEU Meeting

Boca Raton, Florida

Named after the original NIMH New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit clinical trials program, the NCDEU meeting has grown and evolved over the years to include a broad range of academic and industry investigators, practitioners, and NIMH and FDA staff.

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