Science News About Global Mental Health
- New NIH Study Reveals Shared Genetic Markers Underlying Substance Use Disorders
Analyzing genomic data from more than 1 million people, researchers have identified genes that are commonly inherited across substance use disorders, regardless of the substance being used.
- Breaking Down Barriers to HIV Medication Access
Researchers investigated whether home delivery of ART for a modest fee could help improve ART access and use, finding it resulted in increased viral suppression in participants compared with clinic-based medication distribution.
- Barriers and Supports to HIV Prevention Among Young Women in Kenya
In a qualitative study supported by NIMH, researchers identified barriers and supports to Kenyan women’s use of PrEP, a highly effective medication to reduce HIV transmission.
- 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.
- Partner Violence and Elevated HIV Viral Load in South African Women
New analysis suggests an association between intimate partner violence and elevated viral loads among postpartum women in South Africa.
- NIMH’s Dr. Andrea Beckel-Mitchener Named Deputy Director of NIH BRAIN Initiative
Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D., has been named deputy director of the trans-NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
- NIMH-Supported Researcher to Receive John Dirks Canada Gairdner Award for Global Health
Vikram Harshad Patel, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., whose research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will receive the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Award for Global Health. This honor recognizes the world’s top scientists and their outstanding achievements in global health research. Dr. Patel will receive the award on October 24, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.