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Clinical Research Studies (Clinical Trials) are of primary importance to the NIMH mission.

  • View a list of current NIMH-IRP Mental Health Research Studies
  • Read about joining a study
  • Find a list of all clinical trials funded by NIMH

Principal Investigators at NIMH

Arash Afraz, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Arash Afraz is Chief of Unit on Neurons, Circuits and Behavior (UNCB).

Susan Amara, Ph.D.

Susan Amara, Ph.D. is Scientific Director of the Intramural Research Program at NIMH, and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology and Section on Molecular and Cellular Signaling.  Work in her laboratory focuses on the structure, function, and cellular physiology of neurotransmitter transporters, including glutamate transporters and biogenic amine transporters, which are major targets for psychostimulant drugs and antidepressants.

Bruno Averbeck, Ph.D.

Dr. Averbeck attained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1994. After working 3 years in industry, Dr. Averbeck returned to the University of Minnesota and completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2001, working in the lab of Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos. His thesis was titled, "Neural Mechanisms of Copying Geometrical Shapes".

NIMH Strategic Plan

NIMH envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured.

NIMH Strategic Plan

Publications

Explore NIMH publications and online resources.

Publications

Publicaciones en Español

Explore las publicaciones y recursos en línea del NIMH.

Publicaciones

Inside NIMH

Funding News for Current and Future NIMH Awardees.

Inside NIMH

Research Domain Criteria (RDOC) Initiative

Learn more about RDoC, a research framework that supports new ways of studying mental disorders.

NIMH Research Domain Criteria Project

The NIH NeuroBioBank 

Learn more about the NIH NeuroBioBank and brain tissue donation.

Neurobiobank