Awards and Recognition

9/27/22

National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Circuit-based deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is Co-Investigator for this grant that received funding of $2,264,185.00.

9/1/22

National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute: Clinical Trial of Watercress in Detoxification of Environmental Toxicants and Carcinogens
Professor Dorothy Hatsukami, PHD, is a co-PI on this grant that recently received funding of $613,074.00.

8/16/22

National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health: Dysfunctional State Representations in Psychosis: From Neurophysiology to Neuroplasticity-based Treatment
Department Head Sophia Vinogradov, MD; is Principal Investigator (PI); faculty member Scott Sponheim, PhD, is a co-PI for this grant of $3,054,680.

8/11/22

National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: tDCS and cognitive training as a neurodevelopmental intervention in FASD
Professor Jeffrey Wozniak, PhD, LP, is Principle Investigator for this new five-year grant that received funding of $2.2M.

8/2/22

National Institutes of Health's Neuroscience Administration: Modeling circuit-specific psychiatric deep brain stimulation and its cognitive effects in macaques
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is Co-Principle Investigator for this grant that received continued funding of $682,439.

8/1/22

National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health: Implantable Neurostimulators for Control of Oscillatory Brain Networks
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is Principle Investigator for this grant that received continued funding of $1,017,442.

6/30/22

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health: Bioinformatics for post-traumatic stress
Assistant Professor Jessica Nielson, PhD, is Principle Investigator for this grant that received continued funding of $501,996.

6/14/22

Department Head Sophia Vinogradov, MD, was named a 2022 Exemplary Psychiatrist by the National Alliance on Mental Health.

6/13/22

National Institutes of Health National Institution on Aging: Unobtrusive remote monitoring to identify and track meaningful change in daily function in community dwelling older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease
Adjunct Assistant Professor Adriana Seelye, PhD, is Principle Investigator for this grant that received additional funding of $519,573.

6/10/22

National Institutes of Health/National Institution on Drug Abuse: Center for Neural Circuits in Addiction
Assistant Professor Anna Zilverstand, PhD, is Co-PI, for this grant that received additional funding of $1,945,162.

5/16/22

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Advancing Research on Mechanisms of Resilience (ARMOR): Prospective Longitudinal Study of Adaptation in New Military Recruits
Principal Investigator Melissa A. Polusny, PhD, LP. Study received $541,773.00 in the fourth of four payments.

4/8/22

National Institute of Mental Health: Label-free optical imaging for human mesoscale connectivity with a focus on deep brain stimulation targets
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is a co-Investigator for this study that recently received $517,532.

4/4/22

U of M's ongoing ABCD Study
Professor Kelvin Lim, MD, is a co-Principal Investigator for this study that recently received $1.7M in additional funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

3/17/22

Assistant Professor Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW, has been awarded the University of Minnesota Medical Center 2021 Clinical Education Award.

3/10/22

Minnesota Dept. of Human Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Adolescents Experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis
Professor and Department Head Sophia Vinogradov is the Principal Investigator for this $4.2M grant; most recent funding: $1.2M.

2/14/22

NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Grant: Targeting Cognition and Motivation in Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Psychosis
Professor and Department Head Sophia Vinogradov is the Principal Investigator for this $6M grant; most recent funding: $1,208,180.

1/27/22

Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation: Precision mental health for at-risk mothers: addressing unmet cognitive needs
Professor and Department Head Sophia Vinogradov is the Principal Investigator for this $1.2M grant; most recent funding: $419,015.

1/7/22

NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Grant: Parsing early emerging heterogeneity related to autism spectrum disorder
Professor Suma Jacob, MD, PhD, is Principal Investigator for this grant, which received $668,677 in funding for 2022.

12/10/21

NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcohol: Choline Supplementation as a Neurodevelopmental Intervention in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Professor Jeff Wozniak, PhD, LP, is Principal Investigator for the final funding of $596,257 for this grant.

11/17/21

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Circuit and Cognitive Mechanisms of Striatal Deep Brain Stimulation
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is Principal Investigator for this $1.8M grant.

11/5/21

NIH/Nat'l Inst. on Alcohol Abuse Grant: The Healthy Brain and Child Development National Consortium
Assistant Professor Anna Zilverstand, PhD, is a Co-Principal Investigator on this five-year grant with an initial distribution of $1M in funding.

9/7/21

NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Grant: Modeling circuit-specific psychiatric deep brain stimulation and its cognitive effects in an animal model
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is co-PI on this grant receiving its final funding for a total of almost $1M.

9/7/21

NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Grant: Modeling circuit-specific psychiatric deep brain stimulation and its cognitive effects in an animal model
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is co-PI on this grant receiving its final funding for a total of almost $1M.

8/24/21

NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Grant: Neurofeedback and Neural Plasticity of Self-Processing and Affect Regulation Circuits in Suicide Attempting Adolescents
Associate Professor Karina Quevedo, PhD, LP, is the PI on this grant receiving continuation funding of $948,534.

7/30/21

NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Grant: Perceptual Mechanisms of Visual Hallucinations and Illusions in Psychosis
Professor Scott Sponheim, PhD, is the PI on this five-year grant that received its final round of funding ($475,822) for a total of just over $2M.

7/23/21

NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health Grant: An Adaptive Algorithm-Based Approach to Treatment for Adolescent Depression
Associate Professor Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, PhD, LP, is the PI on this five-year grant that received its final round of funding ($608,315) for a total of almost $2M.

7/15/21

NIH/Nat'l Inst. on Alcohol Abuse Grant: Validating an Autonomous Interactive Internet-Based Delivery of an Empirically Supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Comorbidity
Professor Matt Kushner, PhD, is the Principal Investigator on this 5-year grant that recently received $455,000 in continued funding.

7/9/21

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Grant: Implantable Neurostimulators for Control of Oscillatory Brain Networks
Assistant Professor Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is the co-Principal Investigator on this grant that recently received $871,272 in a second round of funding.

6/25/21

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Grant: Bioinformatics for post-traumatic stress
Assistant Professor Jessica Nielson, PhD, is the PI on this grant, which was recently awarded more than $500,000 in continuation funds.

6/17/21

NIH/NIA (National Institute on Aging) Grant: Linking Connectomics to Biochemical Trajectories of Aging: How the Human Brain Ages Differentially in Key Regions of the Default Mode Network
Asssistant Professor Laura Hemmy, PhD, is a co-PI on this grant that was recently awarded $677,783.00.

6/15/21

NIH/NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Grant: Center for Neural Circuits in Addiction
Assistant Professor Anna Zilverstand, PhD, is a co-PI on this grant, which received $1,944,149 in year 2 funding.

5/13/21

NIH RO1 Grant: Validating an Autonomous Interactive Internet-Based Delivery of an Empirically Supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Comorbidity
Awarded to Matt Kushner, PhD. The 5-year, $2.3M award will enable the researchers to explore the efficacy of a computer-based treatment for alcohol use disorder with comorbidity of anxiety disorder.

4/13/21

Medical School Distinguished Teaching Award for Resident Teachers of Medical Students
PGY1 resident, Kayleb Koslowsky, MD, received the U of M's Medical School Distinguished Teaching Award for Resident Teachers of Medical Students.

4/6/21

Spring 2021 Equity and Diversity Outstanding Unit Award
Under the leadership of Katie Lingras, PhD, LP, and Danielle Vrieze, PhD, LP, the department's Diversity and Inclusion Committee was given the Spring 2021 Equity and Diversity Outstanding Unit Award by the U's Office for Equity and Diversity

4/1/21

NIMH Grant: Dysfunctional State Representations in Psychosis: From Neurophysiology to Neuroplasticity-based Treatment
Sophia Vinogradov
, MD, is the PI on this $3M funding continuation for the ongoing project.

U of M's ongoing ABCD Study
Kelvin Lim, MD, is the PI for neurological imaging for this study that recently received $1.7M in additional funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

2/23/21

2020 National Blue Ridge Rankings
The department continued to improve for the fourth year in a row, moving from #19 to #16 in the nation relative to its National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. In addition, three of our Principal Investigators — Sophia Vinogradov, MD; Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD; and Alik Widge, MD, PhD — were ranked in the top 200 in the nation regarding their NIH funding

2/2/21

Society of Biological Psychiatry's 2021 A.E. Bennett Award for Clinical/Translational Research
Alik Widge, MD, PhD, was selected as the recipeient of this prestigious award, which recognizes superb international research in biological psychiatry by young investigators as well as the crucial contributions of those whose efforts have had a very visible and public impact on both the field and the people suffering from mental illness.

1/24/21

Gold Humanism Honor Society Foundation’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
Lora Wichser, MD, was selected from more than 100 faculty members based on medical students' recognition of her exceptional contributions to their medical education and demonstration of compassionate care.

1/1/21

Parsing Early Emerging Heterogeneity Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Principal Investigator Suma Jacob, MD, PhD, will lead several projects under this $2.25M National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health grant

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