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Findley earns Junior Faculty Teaching Award

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="191"] J. Chase Findley, MD, poses with his plaque after earning the Devneil Vaidya Junior Faculty Teaching...

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Dr. Weaver goes to Washington

Helping to set the national agenda on addiction medicine, Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM, professor of psychiatry, recently returned home from the White...

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Riggs, John appointed as directors of learning environment

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="190"]             Dr. Vineeth John[/caption] In order to continue the development of a culture of teaching and...

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Construction underway on UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health

Newest building will make UTHealth mental health care campus largest academic psychiatric hospital in country UTHealth leaders and government officials...

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John P. McGovern Award – J. Chase Findley, MD

[caption id="attachment_13203" align="alignnone" width="1920"]J. Chase Findley, MD, received the John P. McGovern Award as the exceptional clinical teacher.[/caption] J. Chase...

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Diabetes drug could help smokers kick the habit

[caption id="attachment_12943" align="aligncenter" width="600"] With the help of a clinical trial led by UTHealth’s Luba Yammine, PhD, RN, FNP-C, smoker...

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Tips for behavioral therapy just a click away in free program

[caption id="attachment_12712" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cognitive therapy is just a click away through an app made available by UTHealth. Photo credit:...

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Free Geigerman Lecture highlights employment opportunities for people on autism spectrum

[caption id="attachment_12488" align="aligncenter" width="600"] UTHealth psychiatry Professor Katherine Loveland, PhD, counsels a patient with high-functioning autism. The free Geigerman Lecture...

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Industry-leading program integrates mental health services into women’s clinics for comprehensive care

[caption id="attachment_12436" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Mental health specialists in the new women's mental health program include Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD, and...

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Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson calls for new state behavioral health institute

[caption id="attachment_12381" align="aligncenter" width="600"] State Rep. Senfronia Thompson announces House Bill 10 at her press conference. UTHealth's Elizabeth Newlin, MD,...

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Research shows human trafficking screening tool effective in identifying victims

[caption id="attachment_12180" align="alignright" width="600"] UTHealth's Diane Santa Maria, PhD, RN, and a team of researchers assessed a tool specifically developed...

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Scientists discover changes in the brain’s cellular powerhouses of bipolar disorder patients

[caption id="attachment_12125" align="alignright" width="600"] Studying the causes of bipolar disorder at UTHealth, from the left, are Giselli Scaini, PhD; and...

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10th Annual Psychiatry Update set for Feb. 2

[caption id="attachment_12083" align="alignright" width="371"] Sudha Seshadri, MD, DM[/caption] The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School invites mental health...

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New UTHealth psychiatric hospital combines innovative care with strategic design

[caption id="attachment_12187" align="aligncenter" width="4403"] From left: Jair Soares, MD, PhD, Stephen Glazier, Rep. Sarah Davis, and Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD...

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Addressing a Growing Crisis: Merging Biological and Cognitive Science to Tackle Addiction

[caption id="attachment_12230" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Schmitz and Lane are leading innovative research to better understand addiction and how best to treat...

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Looking Beyond a Disease: Unraveling Huntington’s Disease Through Research

[caption id="attachment_12227" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Gabriela Colpo, PhD and Natalia Pessoa Rocha, PhD, work to give hope to patients with Huntington’s...

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Ending the Cycle: A new study could break one woman’s lifetime of addiction

[caption id="attachment_11625" align="aligncenter" width="725"] (Photo credit: Getty Images)[/caption] The odds appeared to be stacked against Leah* from the beginning. Raised...

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New integrated, outpatient program created to combat mental illness, homelessness

[caption id="attachment_10724" align="alignright" width="180"] Jane. E. Hamilton, Ph.D. PHOTO CREDIT: UTHealth[/caption] HOUSTON – (Oct. 1, 2018) – To help break...

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Soares named president of the International Society for Affective Disorders

[caption id="attachment_7055" align="alignright" width="180"] Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.[/caption] Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD, professor and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr....

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Sahu receives AACP grant for research

Geetanjali Sahu, M.D. Geetanjali Sahu, M.D., a second-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at...

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UTHealth HCPC nurses to be honored at 14th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards luncheon

A group of dedicated nurses with the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC), the teaching hospital of McGovern Medical School, will be...

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Early-bird registration open for joint event hosted by Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

[caption id="attachment_11182" align="alignright" width="300"] Early bird registration closes July 1 for the joint meeting of the 9th Biennial Conference of...

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Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award: J. Chase Findley, MD

J. Chase Findley, MD, assistant professor and director of medical student education in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, is...

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Deep brain stimulation and mental health: Novel experimental therapy gives new hope to patients with treatment-resistant depression

[caption id="attachment_12246" align="aligncenter" width="725"] Shannon Paige McGann felt immediate relief after her deep brain stimulation procedure. (Photo credit: Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)[/caption]...

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UTHealth opens first PTSD treatment center focused on veterans, families

[caption id="attachment_10985" align="alignright" width="300"] Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson during a tour of UTHealth's psychiatry department. She authored the legislation that...

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Vineeth John rejoins the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Vineeth P. John, MD, MBA, has rejoined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School as the...

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9th Annual Psychiatry Update to explore ‘New Horizons in Clinical Practice’

Sciences 9th Annual Psychiatry Update Feb. 3. The daylong symposium will be held 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Hermann-Texas...

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State approves funds for UTHealth continuum of care campus

[caption id="attachment_10838" align="alignleft" width="500"] The park-like green space at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center will be shared by patients and...

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Understanding, overcoming depression the focus of community event

[caption id="attachment_10787" align="alignright" width="166"] Michael Thase, M.D.[/caption] The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School invites the...

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UTHealth researchers link epigenetic aging to bipolar disorder

[caption id="attachment_10748" align="alignright" width="300"] Gabriel Fries, Ph.D., works in his lab at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.[/caption] HOUSTON – (Dec....

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UTHealth researchers receive $2.6 million to study gene-environment interactions in cocaine addiction

[caption id="attachment_10513" align="alignright" width="180"] Consuelo Walss-Bass, Ph.D.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6994" align="alignright" width="180"] Joy Schmitz, Ph.D.[/caption] HOUSTON – (Oct. 2, 2017) –...

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Heads Receives $50,000 Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s leading philanthropy on health and health care, has awarded Angela M. Heads,...

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Psychiatry hosts mood disorders conference Sept. 22-23

“Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder” is the focus of the second annual Houston Mood Disorders Conference, hosted...

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McGovern Medical School named member of national depression center network

HOUSTON – (July 13, 2017) – McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)...

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Allen named HCPC medical director

Melissa Allen, DO, has been named medical director of The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, the mental health...

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UTHealth a site for first-ever large NIDA trial for methamphetamine use disorder

With the rates of methamphetamine use reaching an all-time high in Texas, McGovern Medical School researchers have launched a clinical...

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Going to extremes: There is hope regarding mental health issues in children and adolescents

[caption id="attachment_12254" align="aligncenter" width="725"] (Photo credit: Getty Images)[/caption] When Pat Sumner’s son, Eric, was in elementary school, she chalked up...

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Researchers identify genes linked to stress, bipolar

Genetic alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder, according...

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Foster care clinic wins excellence designation

More than 4,000 children in the custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) receive their medical...

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Researchers recruiting children with autism

Researchers at McGovern Medical School are conducting a 14-week, placebo-controlled research study to assess the safety and effectiveness of an investigational...

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Researchers pinpoint area of brain linked to bipolar disorder

A volume decrease in specific parts of the brain’s hippocampus – long identified as a hub of mood and memory...

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Psychiatry hosts conference on early identification and intervention for children

“Young Minds: Early Identification and Intervention in Behavioral Health” is the focus of this year’s Psychiatry Update, an annual conference...

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UTHealth receives NIH grant for treating cocaine addiction

Identifying more effective treatment strategies tailored to individual responses for patients overcoming addiction to cocaine is the focus of a...

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Soares named Chancellor’s Health Fellow

Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD, chair of McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pat R. Rutherford...

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Research spotlights caregivers of bipolar patients

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) researchers are studying how strategies, such as group psychoeducation or mobile...

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