Science News from 2022
- Dr. Elisabeth Murray Honored With Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Elisabeth A. Murray has been honored with the 2022 Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Neuroscience recognizing her distinguished career in biomedical research and dedication to mentoring future leaders in neuroscience.
- Media Advisory: NIH’s Climate and Health Initiative Tackles Global Health Effects Associated With a Climate change
A coalition of leaders at NIH outline how the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative is uniquely poised to lead and engage with communities and agencies globally to address the health effects associated with climate change.
- Researchers Develop Method to Study Brain Connectivity, Functionality
Scientists have developed a research method that allows for a much more detailed examination of the brain processes involved in some neurological and mental disorders.
- NIH Announces Winners of High School Mental Health Essay Contest
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce the winners of 2022 Speaking Up About Mental Health! This Is My Story essay contest.
- NIH BRAIN Initiative Launches Projects to Develop Cell Atlases and Molecular Tools for Cell Access
The National Institutes of Health has launched two transformative projects supported by the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative: The BRAIN Initiative® Cell Atlas Network and the Armamentarium for Precision Brain Cell Access.
- Dr. Christina P.C. Borba Named Director of Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity
The National Institute of Mental Health has appointed Christina P.C. Borba, Ph.D., M.P.H., as director of the Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity (ODWD). She began her new role on September 6, 2022.
- NIH Awards $100 Million for Autism Centers of Excellence Program
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a total of $100 million over the next five years to support nine Autism Centers of Excellence. This endeavor funds large research projects to understand and develop interventions for autism spectrum disorder.
- Dr. Karen Lincoln Wins the 2022 James Jackson Memorial Award
Dr. Karen D. Lincoln wins the 2022 NIMH James Jackson Memorial Award in recognition of her excellence in mental health disparities research, mentorship, and community engagement.
- National Contest Encourages High School Students to Write Short Essays Exploring Mental Health
The National Institutes of Health invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to participate in the “2022 Speaking Up About Mental Health!” essay contest.
- Clinical Decision Support System Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Patients With Serious Mental Illness
A new study shows the use of a clinical decision support system to prompt the use of shared decision-making tools, such as handouts, may result in positive impacts on long-term cardiovascular health in patients with serious mental illness.
- Women’s Experiences of Sexual Assault and Harassment Linked With High Blood Pressure
Women who had ever experienced sexual violence in their lifetime—including sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment—were more likely to develop high blood pressure over a seven-year follow-up period, according to an NIH-funded study.
- Dr. Robert Heinssen to Step Down as DSIR Director
In June 2022, Robert Heinssen, Ph.D., ABPP, will step down as director of the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR) and transition to a new role as a senior advisor in the NIMH Office of the Director.