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22nd Annual Mind Brain Research Day 2019

Keynote Speaker:  Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD

Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

"On Being a Circuit Psychiatrist"

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 • 11:00am - 3:00pm
Salomon Hall, Sayles Hall • Brown Campus 

Teaching Development Workshop for Junior Faculty

Becoming a New Supervisor:  Pathways to Success

Thursday, February 21, 2019

3:30-5:30pm

Back of Ray Hall, Butler Hospital campus

Featuring DPHB Faculty Presenters

Greta Francis, PhD
Associate Professor, Teaching Scholar Track
Tracey Guthrie, MD
Associate Professor, Clinician Educator
Jeff Hunt, MD
Professor, Teaching Scholar Track 

NIMH and NIJ Collaborate on justice system study

NIMH, the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have announced a significant collaboration on a new 4-year, $6.8 million study called Suicide Prevention for at-Risk Individuals in Transition, or "SPIRIT". Jennifer E. Johnson, Ph.D ., C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and Lauren M.

Alzheimer clinical trial reports negative results for bapineuzimab

The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital is involved in over a dozen studies of new treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), including two of the studies described below. The negative results were reported in patients who were positive for a risk gene for AD called APOE, which is associated with earlier onset and more rapid progression. Results have not yet been determined for patients who were negative for this gene.

Study suggests that quitting smoking improves mood

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Quitting smoking is certainly healthy for the body, but doctors and scientists haven been sure whether quitting makes people happier, especially since conventional wisdom says many smokers use cigarettes to ease anxiety and depression. In a new study, researchers tracked the symptoms of depression in people who were trying to quit and found that they were never happier than when they were being successful, for however long that was.

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