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Director’s Messages from 2020

NIH One Step Closer to Speeding Delivery of COVID-19 Testing Technologies to Those Who Need It Most Through RADx-UP

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In this message, Dr. Gordon joins with 10 other NIH Institute Directors to spotlight NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative — a national call for scientists and organizations to advance their innovative ideas for new COVID-19 testing approaches and strategies.

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Racism and Mental Health Research: Steps Toward Equity

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH efforts to address mental health disparities and ensure an effective and inclusive workforce for mental health research.

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A Plan for Mental Health Research

By Joshua Gordon on

This week, the National Institute of Mental Health unveiled its new NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the advances in knowledge and treatment that got us to where we are today and points to where we want our research to go in the future.

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The Kindness of Strangers: Supporting Each Other During COVID-19

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon reflects on some of the acts of kindness he has encountered and calls on others to support friends, family, and strangers alike during the pandemic.

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Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle of Autism

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon looks at new findings that help shed light on the complex causal web that leads from genes to autism.

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Coping with Coronavirus: Support for the Autism Community

By Joshua Gordon on

In this autism awareness month Director’s message, Dr. Gordon addresses the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety

By Joshua Gordon on

Each person responds to stress in different ways. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon talks about managing fear, anxiety, and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle of Schizophrenia

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon highlights new findings that advance our understanding of how genetic differences contribute to the development of schizophrenia.

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Addressing Disparities: Advancing Mental Health Care for All Americans

By Joshua Gordon on

Mental health disparities are significant and easily documented. In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses NIMH-funded research that aims to close the gap, ensuring that improved mental health care meets the needs of all Americans.

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