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Neuroscience Initiative

Neuroscience Initiative

The Neuroscience Initiative at University of Utah Health represents a commitment, by the University of Utah and the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences office, to unify basic, translational, and clinical research efforts towards a better understanding of the brain in disease and health. This vision is currently being accomplished by linking clinicians, scientists, and the broader neuroscience community at University of Utah Health. Our neuroscience research community, ranging from neurologists to imaging specialist to molecular biologists (>150 investigators) spans across 7 colleges and schools, 15 centers and institutes, and more than 32 departments.

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Studying the Pre-Adolescent Brain to Gain Insight into Mental Health Disorders
Jun 10, 2021

Studying the Pre-Adolescent Brain to Gain Insight into Mental Health Disorders

Psychiatry, research news, mental health, neuroscience

University of Utah Health scientists and collaborators with the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Consortium have developed a rich resource for studying how the brain changes and matures during adolescence. The finding will provide a foundation for understanding how childhood experiences influence brain development and impact behavior later in life.... Read More



Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Neuroscience Initiative

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Sean Flynn, PhD
Associate Director, Neuroscience Initiative
Email: sean.flynn@hsc.utah.edu

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