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Neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain’s budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development.

Join A Research Study

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

Barry Richmond, M.D.

Dr. Richmond graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 1965, and from Case Western Reserve Medical School with an M.D. in 1971.

Peter Schmidt, M.D.

Dr. Peter Schmidt is Chief of the Section on Behavioral Endocrinology (SBE), NIMH. His laboratory studies the effect of sex steroids on brain function and behavior.

Jun Shen, Ph.D.

Dr. Shen is chief of the Section on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Molecular Imaging Branch, Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program of the Intramural Research Program, NIMH. He attended college at Nankai University and graduate schools at Nankai University and University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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