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Stanford Medicine Magazine

April 29, 2024

Psychiatry's new frontiers

Hope amid crisis

In this issue of Stanford Medicine Magazine, hear from our Department Chair, Dr. Laura Roberts and Vice Chair, Dr. Victor Carrión on solutions for the mental health crisis emerging through innovative research, diagnostics and treatments.

Learn  more about the latest transformative work of our Center's research members, Drs. Boris Heifets, Carolyn Rodriguez, Claudia Padula, Corey Keller, Ehsan Adeli, Gianni Glick, Karl Deisseroth, Nolan Williams, Steven Adelsheim and Trisha Suppes.


Funding Announcements

Wellcome Leap Program

Untangling Addiction

Awardee, Dr. Gregory Sahlem

March 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Sahlem, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on being awarded as a performer for this years 

Wellcome Leap Program!

The escalating rates of global substance use, addiction, and overdose-related deaths highlight an urgent need for innovative methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat substance use disorders (SUD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD). The myriad of biological factors that determine individual susceptibility to addiction and their responsiveness to intervention is poorly understood. A primary objective of this program is to identify biomarkers that can be detected through non-invasive or minimally invasive methods (e.g., blood tests, somatosensory evoked potentials, etc.) to facilitate quantitative assessment of the fundamental changes and neurobiological underpinnings of drug abuse and, ultimately, to demonstrate increased efficacy of prevention and treatment approaches using quantitative methods.

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