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NIMH Releases Strategic Research Priorities Update

Institute Update

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently released its second annual update of the Strategic Research Priorities.

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NIH Names Winners of “Follow that Cell” Phase 2 Competition

Press Release

Two biological engineering researchers are winners in Phase 2 of NIH’s Follow that Cell Challenge. The winners will share $400,000 in prizes awarded for development of new tools and methods for predicting the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time – and how that reflects the health of the tissue.

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NIMH-Funded Study to Track the Effects of Trauma

Science Update

By carefully tracking 5,000 people after they have experienced a traumatic event, a just-launched NIMH-funded study aims to provide a finely detailed map of the array of factors that play a role in the development of mental disorders that occur in the wake of trauma.

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NIMH Releases Strategic Research Priorities Update

Science Update

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently released updates to its Strategic Research Priorities.

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NIMH Funds 3 ‘Zero Suicide’ Grants

Science Update

NIMH is supporting Zero Suicide efforts with 3 new research grants. Each project focuses on prevention and health care systems.

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Team-based Treatment is Better for First Episode Psychosis

Press Release

New research shows that a team-based, coordinated specialty care treatment plan produces better outcomes than typical community care for people with first episode psychosis. Investigators also found that treatment is most effective for people who receive care soon after psychotic symptoms begin.

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Embracing the SPIRIT of reducing suicide

Science Update

NIMH, NIH, and the National Institute of Justice are collaborating on a 4-year, $6.8 million study called Suicide Prevention for at-Risk Individuals in Transition or “SPIRIT.” The study focuses on the high-risk individuals who are transitioning from jail to community. SPIRIT is NIMH’s first major investment in suicide prevention in the justice system.

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NIH Joins Public-Private Partnership to Fund Research on Autism Biomarkers

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James McPartland, Ph.D. of Yale University will lead a new four-year $28 million Biomarkers Consortium project that aims to improve clinical evaluation of treatments for social impairment in children with autism.

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New NIMH Strategic Plan Aims to Focus, Accelerate Mental Health Research

Press Release

New NIMH Strategic Plan balances the need for long-term investments in basic research with urgent mental health needs.

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Lisanby Chosen to Lead NIMH Division of Translational Research

Science Update

Dr. Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, one of the leading researchers in the area of neuromodulatory interventions for treating major depression, will join NIMH as the director of the Division of Translational Research.

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NIMH Creates New Unit to Support Its Research Domain Criteria Initiative

Press Release

NIMH announces a new unit within the Office of the Director to support the development of the institute’s Research Domain Criteria initiative. The unit will enhance communication with scientists, clinicians, and the public to refine the RDoC research framework and accelerate the translation of basic research into clinical treatments.

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New Grants Fund Cross-lifespan Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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NIH-funded projects aim at improving access, timeliness of interventions.

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