Anesthesia Psychiatry Research Group

The Anesthesia Psychiatry Research (APR) group is an interdisciplinary collaboration between investigators in Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The overriding commitment of our team of clinicians and scientists is to develop novel interventions for mood and pain related disorders through groundbreaking research.


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The APR group collaborates closely with the Treatment Resistant Mood Disorder Clinic at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, which provides the latest evidence-based treatments. The commitment of our physicians, nurses, technicians, office staff, and administrators has created a unique environment that supports both compassionate care and discovery.

Recently completed work includes the first clinical trial to evaluate the lasting antidepressant effects of propofol anesthesia. Ongoing efforts include a related randomized controlled trial of propofol, preclinical studies of propofol, and clinical studies of ketamine.

Your support of our future endeavors will have a positive impact on those suffering with mood and pain related disorders. Thank you for helping us to make a difference.