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Exploring What Minnesota Has to Offer
Erin Begnel, psychology undergrad, talks about her experience working as a research assistant in Psychiatry.
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Middle-aged white men at highter risk for suicide; how you can help
Katharine Nelson, MD Nelson talks about men and suicide, and ways people can recognize and reduce risk factors in their loved ones.
Read the Minn Post article

How Texting Impacts Your Brain
Katharine Nelson, MD talks about to KARE 11 about what happens to the brain when we hear a text notification.
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New approach to detecting and treating early psychosis gains a foothold in Minnesota
Piper Meyer Kalos, PhD. LP and Scott Curran, MSW, LGSW were quoted in a recent article in the Star Tribune, which highlighted the new team-based approach of our first episode of psychosis treatment program.
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A closer look at the hallucinations of schizophrenia
Scott Sponheim, PhD was featured for his brain imaging study in a recent UMN Foundation article entitled, "Interpreting complex connections".
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The risks and benefits of new Netflix show "13 Reasons Why"
Health Talk asked Katharine Nelson, MD, for her thoughts on the show, and how parents might use it as an opportunity to have important conversations with their children. 
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Sophia Vinogradov, MD and Senator Al Franken

NAMI Minnesota Spring Gala
Dr. Vinogradov met Senator Al Franken at the NAMI MN Spring Gala- Celebrating 40 years of Hope that was held on May 6. 2017.

Spark study looks to expand the scope of autism research
SPARK is the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge and thousands of participants are needed. 
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Beating addiction: a nondrug approach
Professor Marilyn Carroll's work was highlighted in The Brief.
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Dr. Vinogradov is featured in the video for the 23rd Annual Music Festival for Brain Health, which was hosted by One Mind Institute and One Mind on September 17, 2017.
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Gotta catch 'em all: Is Pokémon Go an intervention for schizophrenia?
Clinical Psychiatry News has featured a poster presented by Dr. Jasberg and PGY1 resident, Rana El-Maghraby, at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research that took place in San Diego on March 24-28, 2017.
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"Bring Me the Real Doctor": Dealing with Patient Bias
First-year resident Rana Elmaghraby, MD, shares her experience and insight in the Psychiatry News Resident's Forum.
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New Leadership at University of Minnesota Psychiatry Dept promises changes
Dr. Vinogradov was interviewed by Fox 9's Jeff Baillon
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Autism and genetic discoveries: The search for clinical biomarkers
An article co-authored for MN Physician magazine by Madhumathi Rao, M.D., M.S.and Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D.
Read the article (Page 36).

The golden age of computational psychiatry is within sight
Neuroplasticity-based treatments and computational neuroscience may hold some of the keys to unlocking the golden age of psychiatry.
Read the article by Dr. Sophia Vinogradov in Nature Human Behavior

New mental health service aims to reach people early
Chances for recovery are greater with timely treatment
Read the MN DHS article about the new first-episode psychosis clinic

At the U, we're building the top academic psychiatry unit in the Midwest
We must be vigilant about protecting the rights of all research volunteers.
Read the piece by Dr. Sophia Vinogradov in the StarTribune

Under new leader, U's psychiatry department shifting research
Industry-funded drug trials and the recruitment of hospitalized patients as research subjects have been curbed
Read the article in the StarTribune

Landmark Study Needs Participants
The goal of SPARK is to collect and analyze data about people with autism to advance understanding and research. Subjects and their close family members provide DNA samples so that researchers can pinpoint genetic causes of the disorder. In Minnesota, the study is led by Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.
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Department Newsletter

Welcome, New Faculty

Please join the Department of Psychiatry in welcoming a few new faculty members. Take a moment to read more about each individual by clicking on the "more" links.

Adnan Ahmed, MBBS
Joined us on July 1, 2017...more

Christine Conelea, PhD
Joined us on March 27, 2017...more

Justin Anker, PhD
Joined us on March 20, 2017...more

C. Sophia Albott, MD
Joined us on March 8, 2017...more

Lidia Zylowska, MD
Joined us February 28, 2017...more

Katie Lingras, PhD, LP
Joined us on February 27, 2017...more

Quentin Gabor, MD
Joined us on February 1, 2017...more