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Jacob Michaelson, PhD, (left) Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has built an NIH-funded research program at the UI that focuses on genome informatics and the genetics of neurodevelopmental diseases. Jodi Tate, MD, (right) Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, is the Vice Chair for Clinical Services in...
The image is a cross-section of a rodent cerebellum stained to show cell bodies (blue) and parvalbumin calcium binding proteins (pink). A new University of Iowa study finds that frequency-specific stimulation of the cerebellum normalizes brain activity in the frontal cortex and corrects...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry A University of Iowa Psychiatry Professor who has devoted 30 years to studying and using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to treat patients with depression and a number of other mental health issues, is now applying the...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Sixty-three-year-old Brenda Griffith was first diagnosed with depression two decades ago. “I couldn’t feel,” she said. “I lost the ability to feel anything positive or just feel good about things because I felt dead inside...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry University of Iowa leaders recently unveiled a new hub for neuroscience research to tackle some of the most challenging psychiatric and neurologic diseases. The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust donated an unprecedented $45...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Negative military leader behaviors can at least double a servicewoman’s risk of being sexually assaulted, according to a new study conducted by University of Iowa researchers. Anne Sadler, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of...
By Aleksandra Vujicic​ Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry A pair of University of Iowa clinicians, who have devoted much of their careers to developing and studying the effectiveness of a treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD), have released a new book that combines...
By ANDY GOODELL Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Major depressive disorder impacts the lives of many people and their families. It can become an almost insurmountable challenge when those with this diagnosis begin to experience resistance to conventional medications currently...
About a year ago, University of Iowa neuroscientist Andrew Pieper unexpectedly found himself in the position of contradicting seemingly promising results that have prompted a clinical trial for pediatric patients with Rett syndrome—a severe neurodevelopmental disorder on the autism spectrum. Independent reproduction of other scientists' results is a cornerstone of solid research. However, failure to reproduce a finding casts doubt on the robustness of the original work and carries implications for anyone looking to build on those findings.
Robert G. Robinson, MD, Chairman of the UI Department of Psychiatry from 1990 to 2011, received the 2015 Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry at the annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association in Orlando, Florida on March 28.