April 16, 2010

"Healthy Minds Across America" Forum to Take Place April 24

Public forum will feature presentations from university-affiliated researchers

The campus community is invited to attend the free "Healthy Minds Across America" forum April 24. University Hospitals Case Medical Center is joining more than 40 other institutions across the country to partner with NARSAD, a national charity primarily focused on advancing research related to the causes, treatment and prevention of psychiatric disorders.

The "Healthy Minds" event is designed to bring science to families seeking hope for better treatments of a broad range of mental illnesses. The forum will feature several presentations and speakers affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, including David Kemp, assistant professor of psychiatry; Keming Gao, assistant professor of psychiatry; and Elizabeth Pehek, associate professor of psychiatry and neurosciences.

To date, NARSAD has awarded more than $2.1 million via 36 research grants to support the work of 33 researchers affiliated with Case Western Reserve. Their research projects are focused on breakthroughs related to serious mental disorders that affect nearly 60 million Americans each year, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and childhood mental disorders.

The event is from from 1 to 6 p.m. at the W.O. Walker Building Auditorium, 10524 Euclid Ave. Additional information about the panels, speakers and registration for the "Healthy Minds Across America" forum are available online.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, April 16, 2010 09:22 AM | News Topics: Community Outreach, Events

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