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Recent Event Summaries

Twitter Chat on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Description: On October 16, 2019, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for ADHD Awareness Month. The chat covered signs, symptoms, treatments, current research, and tips for helping children and adults.

10th Anniversary Conference: Global Mental Health Research Without Borders

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR) and Grand Challenges Canada co-convened the 10th anniversary global mental health conference, April 8-9, 2019, on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health. More than 400 researchers, innovators, and other stakeholders from 36 countries attended the two-day conference, where they learned about findings from cutting-edge science and new opportunities for groundbreaking research to address the Grand Challenges In Global Mental Health.

NIMH Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jane Pearson – Suicide Prevention

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Description: In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Jane Pearson participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event on September 5, 2019. During the event, Dr. Pearson answered questions from the public about the latest suicide prevention research.

Identifying Research Priorities for Risk Algorithms Applications in Healthcare Settings to Improve Suicide Prevention

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Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened a two-day meeting with researchers and suicide prevention advocates to identify and prioritize research needs in the application of predictive modeling in suicide prevention among healthcare providers. Meeting participants aimed to discuss best practices for developing, implementing, and evaluating these predictive tools in clinical and research settings.

Identifying Research Priorities in Child Suicide Risk

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Description: Presentations were delivered by experts on topics related to the epidemiology of child and adolescent suicide, studying the development of suicide risk in the context of longitudinal cohort studies, and ethical considerations related to conducting research in this area.

Sponsors: NIMH Office of the Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Twitter Chat on Eating Disorders

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Description: On Thursday, February 28, 2019, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on eating disorders in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This chat covered the common types of eating disorders, treatment, current research, and how to find help.

NIH Intramural Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. - Developing Novel Therapeutics for Depression

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Location: Reddit

Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) teamed up for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) discussion with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. During the Reddit AMA, Dr. Zarate answered questions from the public about current treatments for depression and the latest research efforts to develop cutting-edge therapies for the condition.

Strengthening the Research Workforce of Latina/Hispanic Female Investigators to Address HIV Contextual Factors Affecting Women with HIV

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Location: San Diego, CA; Pre-Conference Learning Institute at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

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The NIMH Division of AIDS Research hosted a meeting to address diversity mentoring programs to strengthen the HIV research workforce of Latina/Hispanic female investigators with added focus to address contextual factors affecting women living with HIV.

Neuroimaging in HIV: Novel Imaging Technologies for Detection of Persistent HIV and Associated Inflammation/Pathology in the Brain

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Location: Rockville, MD

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The NIMH Division of AIDS Research hosted a workshop to discuss the novel imaging technologies that can be used to detect persistent HIV in the central nervous system (CNS) as well as understand the pathways and mechanisms leading to CNS dysfunction in the antiretroviral therapy era.

Sponsors: NIMH Division of AIDS Research

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress October 2018 Meeting Summary, Agenda, and Participant List