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Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2018 Meeting » Agenda

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NIH Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852




9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NIMH

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Ketamine: NIMH Intramural Research Programs Update

Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D.
Director, Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch, Division of Intramural Research Programs, NIMH

Ketamine Use in Psychiatric Practice: Clinical and Scientific Perspectives

Sanjay J. Mathew, M.D.

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The State of Suicide Prevention in Emergency Care Settings

Jane Pearson, Ph.D.

Program Chief, Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH

Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS) Update

Cheryl A. King, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Director’s Update

Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, NIMH

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NIMH Coalition Engagement Session Group Discussion

Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, NIMH

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Research and Partnerships: A Pathway to Reduce Disparities in Mental Health

Andrea Horvath Marques, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Chief, Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, NIMH 

Mental Health Disparities and Strengths-based Approaches for Vulnerable Populations 

Mary Cwik, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Final Discussion and Wrap-up

All Participants

4:15 p.m.


Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, NIMH