Lowry Bushnell, department faculty member and UNI's Clinical Director of ECT/Neuro-Stimulation services, works with a collaborative research team on an investigational pilot study utilizing the IV anesthetic Propofol for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression. ... Read MorePsychiatry
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Department Director of Advancement , Anne Asman, Presents Poster at Gerontological Society of America Conference
Anne Asman, Gerontologist and the Department's Director of Advancement and Outreach, along with Briana Sisofo, Master of Science student in Gerontology, co-authored and presented at the GSA Annual Meeting a poster about addressing older adult issues in rural communities. ... Read MorePsychiatry
$150 Million Commitment from Huntsman Family Will Establish Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah
Historic gift will establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute with an initial focus on advancing knowledge and relieving suffering through research-informed treatment of mental illness with a strong focus on improving mental health services for college-age adults, increasing access to mental health services in rural communities across Utah and identifying the genetic underpinnings of mental illness.... Read MorePsychiatry
New physician, Elizabeth Gargaro, MD, joins the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Gargaro works with adolescent patients at UNI’s Girls Transition Center and provides pediatric care and mental health integration services at the UofU Health South Main Clinic.... Read MorePsychiatry
Researchers at University of Utah Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Yurgelun-Todd receives grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct CBD oil research. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Faculty researchers, Amanda Bakian, PhD and Scott Langenecker PhD, are conducting an on-going study that looks into how pollutant particles in the air affects mental health in Utah. ... Read MorePsychiatry
The Mountain West has some of the highest rates of depression and suicide. Researchers, including faculty member Brent Kious, MD, PhD, think the mountains, with a lack of oxygen at high altitude, could be interfering with people's mental health. (NPR Morning Edition Interview) ... Read MorePsychiatry
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother’s blood. ... Read MorePsychiatry