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Treatment-resistant depression can be very debilitating for patients who have tried a number of different antidepressants with no relief. Mark Niciu , MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and one of the newest members of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute , is studying the antidepressant...
Kepler Porterfield is a spunky 5-year-old who’s fascinated by fire alarms. He likes to go exploring downtown, looking for buildings with the most accessible fire alarms; once he even pulled the red trigger at his school, setting off a piercing siren. “He thought it was funny, but he’s in preschool...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Each Monday morning a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral specialists, social workers, and nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics meets to do what they often call “detective work.” Their patients,...
By Aleksandra Vujicic ​Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry A leading physician-scientist who has been described as a ‘humble genius’ on his groundbreaking research in the Department of Psychiatry, has recently expanded his long list of accolades. John Wemmie , MD, PhD, professor of...
Robert G. Robinson, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry and former chair and DEO of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, was honored Tuesday, Oct. 17, with the 2017 Distinguished Mentor Award. Receiving the award, Robinson used...
Amanda Miller, MSW (pictured above) is the Program Director of the Mood Disorders Center. She has specialized training in mood disorders and will be facilitating the support groups. By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Pursuing a medical degree can be a...
By Jennifer Brown Rare mutations cluster in specific biological pathways, suggest new targets for ED treatment By combining whole exome sequencing, machine learning, and network analysis, researchers have identified new, ultra-rare gene mutations within specific biological pathways that may...
Top Row: Jodi Tate, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Hanna Stevens, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Bottom row: Laura Fuller, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Peggy Nopoulos, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pediatrics By Aleksandra Vujicic...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Smokers who develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may also lose the ability to think clearly as they age. A University of Iowa researcher is leading a diverse team of specialists to initiate one of the most...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Dr. James Potash, more fondly referred to as “Jimmy,” has led the Psychiatry Department at the University of Iowa for the past six years, usually with a Java House Earl Grey in hand and a keen eye for detail. He’s an...