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Event Summaries From 2020

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Decision-Making and Computational Psychiatry: An Explanatory and Pragmatic Perspective

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Location: Webinar

Description: On November 12, Dr. Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the guest speaker in the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. Dr. Paulus discussed whether computational approaches to psychiatry - using computer models to describe the relationship between the brain’s neurobiology, its environment, and mental symptoms - can be useful to better develop and rigorously test an explanatory basis for mental disorders.

2020 NIMH Joint Alliance-Coalition for Research Progress Town Hall

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Description: On October 5, 2020, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held a virtual Town Hall to bring together the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress and the NIMH Professional Coalition for Research Progress. The meeting featured three presentations from National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff who spoke about ongoing mental health research initiatives, a brief discussion panel with these presenters, and an hour-long question-and-answer session with Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIMH, outlining NIMH’s new outreach approach to increase public access to mental health research, and to facilitate communication between NIMH, professional societies, and advocacy groups.

Virtual Workshop: HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities

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Location: Webinar

Description: On July 13, the National Institute of Mental Health held a virtual meeting to help promote HIV prevention and treatment science, as well as inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (EHE) and HIV efforts worldwide through furthering HIV-related intersectional stigma and discrimination research advances and opportunities.

Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care

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Location: Webinar

Description: On April 2, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held a virtual workshop on Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care to bring together a group of visionary thinkers to brainstorm how big data and artificial intelligence can transform care for individuals living with mental illness.

Novel Targets Discovery and Psychosocial Intervention Development Workshop

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Location: Webinar

Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of Translational Research convened a workshop to provide a forum for NIMH-funded interdisciplinary research teams to illustrate how collaborations between basic, translational, and clinical researchers have led to the identification of novel targets for psychosocial /behavioral interventions.

Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Margaret Grabb – NIMH’s Small Business Research Programs

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Description: NIMH is discussing its small business research programs during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” event on January 29, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.