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Director’s Messages

Commencement

By Joshua Gordon on

In his final Director's message, Dr. Gordon reflects on his time at NIMH.

Excellent to the “Core”: World Class Neuroimaging at NIMH

Peter Bandettini, Ph.D., Chief of the Section on Functional Imaging Methods and Director of the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core Facility, on behalf of the NIMH Intramural Research Program on 75th Anniversary

The NIMH Intramural Research program has been a world leader in developing and implementing advanced brain imaging technology that has allowed us to delve into the complex circuitry of the human brain. Learn more about their role in developing, implementing, and supporting the use of imaging technology in this guest-written Director’s Message.

The Importance of Lived Experience Perspectives – Insights From the IACC

Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., and Susan Daniels, Ph.D., HHS National Autism Coordinator and Director of the NIMH Office of National Autism Coordination on

In honor of National Autism Acceptance Month, this Director's Message highlights the important role that autistic people and their families play in helping to shape federal autism research, services, and policy via the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.

Decoding the Mind: Basic Science Revolutionizes Treatment of Mental Illnesses

By Linda Brady, Margaret Grabb, Susan Koester, Yael Mandelblat-Cerf, David Panchision, Jonathan Pevsner, Ashlee Van’t-Veer, and Aleksandra Vicentic on behalf of the NIMH Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science on 75th Anniversary

In this Director’s Message guest authored by the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, learn about NIMH's investments in basic neuroscience, genetics, and behavioral research that have helped improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses.

From Breakthroughs to Best Practices: How NIMH Transforms Research Into Real-World Care

Patricia Arean, Susan Azrin, Michael Freed, Adam Haim, Jennifer Humensky, Stephen O’Connor, Jane Pearson, Mary Rooney, Matthew Rudorfer, Joel Sherrill, and Belinda Sims, on behalf of the Division of Services and Intervention Research.  on 75th Anniversary

In this guest-written Director’s message, the Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR) describes notable successes in bridging the gap between basic and clinical science and impacting real-world public health practices and policies.

Inspiring, Training, and Supporting the Next Generation of Researchers

NIMH Training Team on 75th Anniversary

NIMH plays a pivotal role in training the next generation of researchers. The institute's Training Team leads these efforts through research, training, and career development opportunities that support hundreds of new and established researchers each year across the country and worldwide.

Supporting HIV Research From Cell to Society

Michael Stirratt, Jeymohan Joseph, Christopher Gordon, and Dianne Rausch on behalf of the NIMH Division of AIDS Research on 75th Anniversary

Did you know that NIMH’s 75 years of mental health research includes over 40 years of HIV research? Learn about NIMH's investments in HIV research in this guest-written Director's message from NIMH's Division of AIDS Research.

Going Global: Advancing Mental Health Research Around the World

By Leonardo Cubillos and Collene Lawhorn on behalf of the Center for Global Mental Health Research and Global Mental Health Team on 75th Anniversary

In this guest-written Director’s Message, the NIMH Center for Global Mental Health Research and Global Mental Health Team highlight NIMH-supported advances that span continents, transcend boundaries, and transform lives.

NIMH’s Infrastructure Investments: Paving the Road to Discovery

By Gregory Farber on behalf of the Office of Technology Development and Coordination (OTDC) on 75th Anniversary

Investments in the infrastructure of science are critical drivers of discovery. In this guest-written Director’s Message, the NIMH Office of Technology Development and Coordination describes the three core components of infrastructure they oversee that move forward the mental health research funded by NIMH.

From Lab to Clinic: The Power of Translational Research for Mental Health

By Craig Fisher, Mi Hillefors, Erin King, Sarah Morris, Jenni Pacheco, Chris Sarampote, and Julia Zehr on behalf of the Division of Translational Research on 75th Anniversary

Translational research bridges the gap between basic science and impactful mental health solutions. In this guest-written Director’s Message, the NIMH Division of Translational Research discusses past successes, current projects, and future directions of this critical area of work.

Celebrating NIMH’s 75 Years

By Joshua Gordon on 75th Anniversary

In this Director's Message, Dr. Gordon spotlights NIMH’s 75th Anniversary and opportunities to celebrate and reflect on the impacts of NIMH-supported research throughout the coming year.

Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Hispanic and Latino Youth

By Joshua Gordon on

This Minority Mental Health Month, Dr. Gordon highlights NIMH efforts to understand and support the diverse mental health needs of Hispanic and Latino youth.

Mental Health Equity

By Joshua Gordon on

This Juneteenth, Dr. Gordon reflects on the persistent mental health disparities experienced by Black Americans and what NIMH is doing to try to reach the goal of true mental health equity.

Making an IMPACT on Precision Medicine in Psychiatry

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon introduces the Individually Measured Phenotypes to Advance Computational Translation in Mental Health (IMPACT-MH) initiative. This new groundbreaking NIMH initiative aims to change the game for precision medicine in psychiatry.

Autism Awareness Month: The Power of Community

By Joshua Gordon on

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon highlights the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and the power of community in pushing the field forward.