Scientific Meeting » NIMH 2020 Symposium: Advancing Technologies to Investigate Mechanisms of Gut-Microbiota-Brain Interaction
On October 23, NIMH is bringing together experts in basic and translational gut-microbiota and brain research for an online workshop on advancing technologies to investigate mechanisms of gut-microbiota-brain interaction. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Workshop: Identifying New Directions in Mental Health Disparities Research: Innovations with a Multidimensional Lens
Attend this virtual workshop to learn about innovative research approaches to understand and address mental health disparities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Managing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
In recognition of ADHD Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on October 21, 2020, from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET, to discuss signs, symptoms, treatments, current research, and tips for helping children and adolescents manage ADHD during the pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Experts Discuss Suicide Prevention Strategies
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH conducted a livestream event on September 23, 2020, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention strategies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Decision-Making and Computational Psychiatry: An Explanatory and Pragmatic Perspective
On November 12, Dr. Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be the guest speaker in the NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIH-funded Study Sheds Light on Abnormal Neural Function in Rare Genetic Disorder
A genetic study has identified neuronal abnormalities in the electrical activity of cortical cells derived from people with a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative Cell Census – Phase III
This concept aims to (1) generate comprehensive brain cell atlases that encompass molecular, anatomical, and functional annotations of brain cell types (neurons, glia, and other non-neuronal cells) in human and other species, thereby providing a framework to enable both basic neuroscience and brain disorders-focused research; (2) develop and use scalable technologies and multimodal assays to facilitate the large-scale brain cell census efforts; and (3) establish a broadly accessible data ecosystem to disseminate brain cell census data and knowledge. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Refinement and Testing of Service-Ready Interventions for Preschool Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
To solicit pilot effectiveness projects that apply a mechanism-based approach to the development and evaluation of deployment-focused preschool Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) interventions. Relevant interventions could consider the unique challenges associated with treating ADHD symptoms and impairments in children under the age of six Interventions may also focus on preventing or forestalling the emergence of co-occurring disorders or additional ADHD symptoms and impairments that predictably emerge later in development. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Prevention of Perinatal Depression: Improving Intervention Delivery for At-Risk Individuals
This FOA seeks to encourage research addressing major gaps identified in the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement concerning interventions to prevent perinatal depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Identification of Positive Valence System Related Targets for Novel Suicide Prevention Approaches
The primary objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance translational research to better understand risk and resilience for suicide in the context of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework and the Positive Valence Systems (PVS) domain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Systems-Level Interventions for Detecting and Preventing Suicide and Suicidal Behavior in At-Risk Youth
This initiative aims to support the development and testing of systems-level interventions targeting high-risk youth to reduce or prevent suicide and suicidal behavior in these populations. Populations identified with high suicide risk and high unmet service need include but are not limited to: youth in public service systems, racial/ethnic minority youth, sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth, rural youth, and youth with intersectional risk. Relevant settings include but are not limited to: education or training programs, housing programs, juvenile justice, and child welfare. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » NIMH Support for Clinical Trials Research
This effort aims to continue the manner in which NIMH solicits and conducts clinical trials research, emphasizing the experimental therapeutic approach to the treatment and prevention of mental illnesses across the lifespan. NIMH ’ s series of clinical trials Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) covers the intervention development pipeline, from first-in-human, early testing of new interventions, confirmatory efficacy trials, to effectiveness trials. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » NIMH Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Research Centers
The proposed concept would be a reissue of the Division of the Division of AIDS Research (DAR) program announcements that support Center Core grants (P30) for HIV/AIDS Research Centers (ARCs) and Developmental Centers (D-ARCs). The goal of the initiative is to fund Centers that provide infrastructure for the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. The intent of D-ARC support is that the Core activities will allow the D-ARC to compete successfully for a full ARC after the D-ARC award period. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » PROMOTID – PRomoting Outstanding MentOring: Training, Inclusion, and Diversity
This initiative will recognize NIMH-funded Principal Investigators with both an outstanding record of training individuals underrepresented in the biomedical workforce and with a continued commitment to these mentoring activities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01)
This initiative is a reissue of the Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01) program announcement, PAR-17-264. This initiative is intended to foster R01-level non-clinical trial mental health services research that aligns with Goal 4 of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: Strengthen the Public Health Impact of NIMH-Supported Research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Strengthening HIV Prevention Efforts among Women in the Southern U.S.
This initiative aims to increase the use of HIV prevention strategies among women in the Southern U.S. by developing and testing interventions to enhance uptake and adherence. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide
In this message for National Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH ’ s efforts to address the rising rates of suicide in the U.S. among Black youth. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities
On July 13, the National Institute of Mental Health held a virtual meeting to help promote HIV prevention and treatment science, as well as inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (EHE) and HIV efforts worldwide through furthering HIV-related intersectional stigma and discrimination research advances and opportunities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop (Virtual)
On July 13, the National Institute of Mental Health held a virtual meeting to help promote HIV prevention and treatment science, as well as inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (EHE) and HIV efforts worldwide through furthering HIV-related intersectional stigma and discrimination research advances and opportunities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Genes to Biology: Integrative Systematic Approaches for Revealing Biological Functions of Psychiatric Risk Genes and Alleles
The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate discussions among experts to identify systematic experimental approaches to gain comprehensive insights into psychiatric disease mechanisms based on human genetic findings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » RDoC at Ten Years - Part 2: The Next Ten Years
In a previous message, Dr. Gordon discussed how the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework has changed the conversation in mental health research since its initiation in 2010. In this message, he looks forward to the next ten years of RDoC. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Suicide Prevention Strategies
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on September 23, 2020, from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention strategies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Audio » Dr. Robert Savoy: fMRI Master Educator
Dr. Peter Bandettini interviews Dr. Robert Savoy from Harvard Medical School about his experiences training thousands worldwide in the use of Functional Brain Imaging. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal
In this message, Dr. Gordon joins with 10 other NIH Institute Directors to highlight the importance and necessity of COVID-19 testing and the ways NIH is helping establish programs that will ensure access to and acceptance of rapid and reliable testing for COVID-19. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Media Advisory: NIMH Researchers Available to Discuss Suicide Prevention
Experts from the National Institute of Mental Health are available to speak on topics related to suicide and suicide prevention, including the warning signs of suicide, suicide prevention methods, trends in suicide rates, how to find mental health help and support, and the latest in suicide prevention research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Report Out Session of the HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop
Hear about the recent meetings of workgroups convened by NIH to focus on ways to advance HIV prevention and treatment science through advances and opportunities in HIV-related stigma research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions
Suicide rates in older adults have risen more than 40% in the past 10 years and social disconnection is one of the primary risk factors. This virtual workshop will bring together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » RDoC at Ten Years: Part 1
In the first of two Director ’ s Messages to mark the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative, Dr. Gordon discusses the initial purpose of RDoC and the progress made over the last ten years. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » NIMH Instagram Event: Anxiety and Stress in Children and Adolescents
With a new school year approaching, NIMH is hosting a live question and answer session on its Instagram on August 11, 2020. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Study Shows Highly Reproducible Sex Differences in Aspects of Human Brain Anatomy
A scientific analysis of more than 2,000 brain scans found evidence for highly reproducible sex differences in the volume of certain regions in the human brain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Mikulak Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Webinar: Sexuality and Stigma: Culture, Identity, and Mental Health Among High-Risk Men Who Have Sex with Men
Globally, gay and bisexual men (GBM) face significant health risks as well as social challenges due to the stigma associated with their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This webinar will examine the intersectionality of sexuality, stigma, and health domains among GBM and will cover three health issues – mental health, sexual risks, and substance misuse. It will also address promising prevention research and intervention programs. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Outdoor Light Linked with Teens ’ Sleep and Mental Health
A large-scale study of U.S. teens shows associations between outdoor, artificial light at night and health outcomes. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Mikulak Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Violence in HIV Prevention and Treatment
Exposure to trauma and violence are associated with higher rates of HIV infection, as well as poorer HIV treatment outcomes. To date, there are few evidence-based interventions that address trauma or violence that have been shown to improve either HIV prevention or treatment outcomes. This webinar will focus on different intervention approaches that the speakers have utilized to address this gap in the literature. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » NIH One Step Closer to Speeding Delivery of COVID-19 Testing Technologies to Those Who Need It Most Through RADx-UP
In this message, Dr. Gordon joins with 10 other NIH Institute Directors to spotlight NIH ’ s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative — a national call for scientists and organizations to advance their innovative ideas for new COVID-19 testing approaches and strategies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Blog Post » Racism and Mental Health Research: Steps Toward Equity
In this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH efforts to address mental health disparities and ensure an effective and inclusive workforce for mental health research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body
Researchers funded by NIMH have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell, can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Video » Zhi-De Deng: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Physics, Devices, and Modeling
Dr. Zhi-De Deng, Director of the Computational Neurostimulation Research Program within the Noninvasive Neuromodulation Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health, discusses the physics, devices, and modeling of transcranial magnetic stimulation. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Sarah H. Lisanby: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Safety and Risk
Dr. Sarah Lisanby, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health ’ s Noninvasive Neuromodulation Unit, discusses the safety and risk of transcranial magnetic stimulation. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Sarah H. Lisanby: Introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Dr. Sarah Lisanby, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health ’ s Noninvasive Neuromodulation Unit, describes the purpose of a series of training videos on transcranial magnetic stimulation. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Leadership Describes Suicide Prevention Research Priorities
In a new paper, published in JAMA Psychiatry, NIMH looks forward, outlining the next stages in the Institute ’ s suicide prevention research priorities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Video » Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide
In 2019, the Congressional Black Caucus convened an emergency Taskforce to examine Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. The Taskforce released its report in December 2019, highlighting several recommendations for increased research, intervention development, and community engagement. In collaboration with the Office of Behavioral Health Equity at SAMHSA, this 90-minute interactive roundtable webinar featured co-authors of the Taskforce report, including the leader of the Taskforce, answering our most pressing questions about Black youth suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Director ’ s Statement on Racism
Right now, people across the country are currently coping with yet another episode of violence perpetrated against a person of color. In this Institute Update, Dr. Gordon addresses recent events. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention, and Treatment of Suicide Risk
This initiative is intended to support the development and testing of optimized, service-ready tools to enhance suicide prevention by improving the identification and treatment of individuals at risk for suicide. Evidence-based approaches exist for reducing suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and death by suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects of COVID-19 for Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations
The intent of this trans-NIH initiative would be to invite research to determine the role and impact of digital health interventions (e.g., mobile health (mHealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology, wearable devices) to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and economic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among populations who experience health disparities and other vulnerable populations (e.g., essential medical personnel, emergency responders, and frontline workers in essential businesses or services; people who are residents of chronic care facilities, co...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations
The intent of this trans-NIH initiative would be to invite research to evaluate the role and impact of community interventions for NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups to address 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse health consequences of the social, behavioral, and economic changes related to the pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Centers for Practice-Based Effectiveness and Services Research with Near-Term Impact
The goal of this initiative is to reissue and extend the NIMH Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers program. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Mental Health Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
The goal of this initiative is to support the scientific work and research career development of exceptionally talented scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long-term career commitment to mental health research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Mood and Psychosis Symptoms During the Menopause Transition
The goal of this proposed initiative is to advance translational research to better understand the emergence and worsening of mood and psychotic disorders (e.g., PMD, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia) during the MT to identify targets for future development of novel treatment interventions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Discovery of Probes for Novel Brain Targets
This initiative would complement existing NIMH-participating initiatives that aim to support research at multiple stages in the drug development pipeline, including assay development and screening (PAR-17-438); optimization and early preclinical discovery (PAR-19-146, PAR-19-147); and, the transition from early discovery to Phase I Clinical Trials (PAR-18-541, PAR-18-546). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » From Genomic Association to Causation: A Convergent Neuroscience Approach 2.0
This re-issued initiative aims to support studies that leverage the large and diverse datasets being generated across levels of analysis (e.g., genetic, neurobiological, clinical) in order to develop novel theoretical frameworks for multiscale modeling and in silico experiments. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news