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  • UMHS Press Release :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression say U M researchers in a new study After Read this story Do drugs for bipolar disorder normalize brain gene function April 11 2013 Brain tissue study shows gene expression in patients treated with antipsychotics is similar to expression in non bipolar brains ANN ARBOR Mich Every day millions of people with bipolar disorder take medicines that help keep them from swinging into manic or depressed moods But just how these Read this story Depression rates not improved under resident work restrictions March 26 2013 At hospitals around the country young doctors fresh out of medical school help care for patients of all kinds and work intense long hours as part of their residency training Traditionally residents were allowed to work more than 24 hours without a break In 2011 new rules cut back the number Read this story Depression risk double for pneumonia patients March 20 2013 The long term consequences of pneumonia can be more detrimental to a person s health than having a heart attack according to joint research from the University of Michigan Health System and University of Washington School of Medicine Older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly Read this story Postpartum depression common in developing countries January 8 2013 ANN ARBOR Mich Postpartum depression not only affects mothers but it could mean higher health risks for the baby especially in low income countries like Ghana where the condition isn t well recognized University of Michigan Health System research shows Efforts to reduce child Read this story ER screening for eating disorders November 20 2012 ANN ARBOR Mich Could the emergency room be a good place to spot undiagnosed eating disorders among teens and help steer

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  • Charles honored for excellence in social work :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    in crisis She allows students to enhance their own skills developing their own style while also instilling social work core values at the same time Charles has also been involved with clinical skills training and mentorships for social work interns She is currently supervising three social work interns a LLMSW and two recent graduates from the school of social work as well as managing a full caseload Charles demonstrates leadership by having and active role in several CAPH Committees including the Program Planning Committee Leadership Committee Department of Psychiatry s Suicide Task Force Patient and Family Centered Care Committee as well as Lean projects within her work group Due to recent staffing changes she also found herself to be the only full time social worker on the child psychiatry inpatient unit Many of the nominees described what a daunting task Toni was facing and how she handled it with the utmost grace and professionalism Toni remained optimistic and was able to carry out the duties of her job without sacrificing the standard of care we provide to patients and families Toni is valued by all for the strength and leadership she brings to her position Nominated by Bernard Biermann Barb Fredal Yana Gatermann Syma Khan Stephanie Koenig Lisa Lederman Laura Nitzberg Judy Njeru A total of 16 nominations were received for the award and included these individuals from Psychiatry Michele Brown Toni Charles award recipient Mary Grambeau Gass Marilyn Migliore Kathi Voelkner Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/03/29/charles-honored-for-excellence-in-social-work/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Best Doctors in America list :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    Andrew J Haig Helen Kales Michael S Klinkman Charles Gale Krasnow Jeffrey Kutcher Parag G Patil Michelle B Riba David S Rosen Yolanda R Smith Michael Alan Taylor Delia M Vazquez The list is compiled every two years by Boston based Best Doctors Inc and based on an in depth survey of more than 45 000 physicians in 40 specialties and more than 400 subspecialties of medicine View the full list of U M physicians who were recognized here Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem cell images Featured Video Recent Posts Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/02/22/best-doctors-in-america-list/ (2016-05-02)
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  • League of Educational Excellence honors :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    a passion for sharing their extensive knowledge through the instruction of students in U M s classrooms laboratories and hospitals and health centers These individuals were recognized for their exceptional commitment to preparing the next generation of Michigan physicians and scientists Inductees were honored at a dinner on Jan 23 in the Omenn Atrium of the A Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building and all inductees received a special medallion commemorating their membership in the inaugural class Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem cell images Featured Video Recent Posts Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/02/06/league-of-educational-excellence-honors/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Cooper receives staff excellence award :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    and the high standards she sets for herself in every aspect of her job Resident physician Dr Gerald Scott Winder in his nominating letter recalled how Cooper made him comfortable during his first visit to Ann Arbor and consistently provided a positive example She is inspiring in the way she takes the unpredictability of her job and its significant workload in stride I can honestly say that my approach to my own efforts in the hospital have been enhanced from being in contact with a person who can exhibit this temperance level headedness and sincerity he wrote Dr Davita Burkhead Weiner psychiatry house officer also wrote of Cooper s ability to inspire in her nomination letter She pushes us to be better but only by leading by example which as a child psychiatrist I can attest to being the best way to lead she wrote Dr Kimberly Yang psychiatry house officer joined others nominating Cooper in identifying her as a welcoming friendly face when they arrived to interview with the department Yang wrote that she arrived late for the interview at the University Hospital and felt lost among doctors and patients Yang wondered if she should leave Suddenly a friendly voice called out You must be Kimberly Dawn Marie had taken the time to study all our pictures so she could rescue lost interviewees on one of the most important days of our careers Yang writes She says this was no small task as the program generally interviews between 80 100 applicants a year Psychiatry House Officer Dr Seth Knight recalled in his nomination letter the time Cooper offered wise words and compassion to help him cope with the death of a loved one It allowed me to process my grief much sooner than I otherwise would have Based upon

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  • Addiction Research Center to implement research training in Ukraine :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    Psychology and director of UMARC and the Psychiatry Department s Substance Abuse Section leads the program Dr Kirk Brower professor of Psychiatry and executive director of U M Addiction Treatment Services serves as deputy director The rest of the U M training and advisory teams include faculty from medicine public health social work nursing LSA and the Department of Veteran s Affairs The current initiative evolved from Zucker s prior NIH supported international substance abuse research which involved collaborations with biomedical and behavioral scientists from Poland Latvia Slovakia and Ukraine Ukraine ranks 5th in the world in per capita alcohol consumption and is in the highest World Health Organization risk category for alcohol problems The country is a major route for transport of illicit drugs between Central Asia and Europe and has Europe s highest and most epidemic rate of HIV transmission via intravenous drug use SUD is arguably the most damaging chronic non communicable disorder in Ukraine The prevalence of co morbid psychological conditions and suicidal behaviors in Ukrainians are also among the highest in Europe Clinical science and practice within Ukraine has only within the past decade begun to recognize SUD as a lifespan and chronic disease Current Ukrainian scientific activity and clinical practice focuses on clinical disorder with substantial gaps in prevention science and multi level etiologic research The new program aims to transfer knowledge about developmental etiology of SUDs and implement intervention techniques that build upon that scientific base A longer article can be found here Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the

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  • Honors & Awards :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    grant awardees include four from Department Depression Center June 25 2012 The Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research MICHR recently awarded more than 671 573 in pilot grants for health research studies at U M The first round of 2012 MICHR pilot grants included the following Department and Depression Center members among the recipients Vicki Ellingrod Read this story Psychiatric and addiction consultant honored for service June 7 2012 The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently honored Edward A Jouney D O a clinical instructor with the Department of Psychiatry with its 2011 2012 Outstanding Consultant Award Jouney earned the award for his consultative services to the OB Gyn department where he provides Read this story Kilbourne honored for contributions to mood disorder research May 3 2012 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance DBSA the nation s largest patient run organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder has honored Amy M Kilbourne Ph D M P H with its prestigious Klerman Young Investigator Award Named after Gerald L Klerman M D a pivotal figure Read this story Conroy elected AASM Insomnia section chair April 19 2012 Deirdre Conroy Ph D assistant professor of psychiatry has been elected to serve a one year term as chair of the Insomnia Section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine AASM Membership Sections Committee Each section reflects one of the main classifications of sleep disorders as defined in the Read this story Greden honored for advancement of depression and bipolar research April 19 2012 John F Greden M D executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center has been named the 2012 recipient of the Gerald R Klerman Senior Investigator award from the Depression Read this story Sen receives inaugural Stern research award April 3 2012 Srijan Sen M D Ph D

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  • In the News :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    the WeCareAdvisor and launched a study to see if it could assist families or spouses in caring for a loved one with dementia While many people think of dementia Read this story Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Awards U M Neuropsychologist Grant to Study the Psychological Effects of Bone Marrow Transplant July 7 2015 ANN ARBOR Kristen L Votruba Ph D a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to study the psychological effects of patients going through bone marrow Read this story Maria Muzik MD Kicks Off the 2015 Postpartum Support International Annual Conference with Keynote Address July 7 2015 On Friday June 26 Dr Maria Muzik Assistant Professor with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry served as the keynote speaker at the 2015 Postpartum Support International PSI Annual Conference in Plymouth Michigan The theme of the conference was planting seeds of hope overcoming Read this story EVEN for Steven Molly Schwartzberg donates bat mitzvah gifts to program in partnership with U M Depression Center July 2 2015 Molly Schwartzberg Molly Schwartzberg of Armonk New York marked the occasion of her bat mitzvah this year by raising more than 36 000 to support the EVEN Program Established by Molly s family in partnership Read this story For women with bipolar disorder sleep quality affects mood July 1 2015 Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School Bipolar Read this story Michigan researchers aim to study obsessive compulsive disorder across the lifespan June 22 2015 Two University of Michigan doctors have launched a five year study of adolescent and

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