ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AND BIPOLAR DISEASE RESEARCH EXPERT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) has awarded Keming Gao, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and a researcher in the Bipolar Disorder Research Center funded by the National Institutes of Health, the distinguished NARSAD Young Investigator Grant. He will receive the grant award of $60,000 over two years for his research on the use of the drug quetiapine-XR (Seroquel XR) as a treatment, alone or with antidepressant, to treat patients with anxiety disorders concurrent with major depressive disorder. Comorbid anxiety disorders are known to not only increase the severity of depression, but also decrease treatment response. The NARSAD grant award is given to young investigators who represent a new generation of researchers pioneering breakthroughs in mental health research.
Posted by: Alma Martin, February 28, 2011 09:46 PM | News Topics: Awards