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"Psychiatry" News

Jan 21, 2019


Researchers Conduct First Population-based Study of Suicide ...

Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality in individuals with ASD in the United States. The 20-year retrospective study found that for individuals with autism,...

Jan 11, 2019


University of Utah Health Awarded CDC Funding to Expand Know...

The University of Utah’s Department of Psychiatry was awarded a $2 million, four-year grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance the capacity of the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmen...

Jan 04, 2019


Starting the New Year Happier is Important for Your Health

We all strive to be happy, but sometimes events in your life can bring you down. Did last year not go as well as you were hoping? Wondering how you could be happier in the new year? Psychiatrist Anne Lin says a negative ...

Nov 26, 2018


What Doesn’t Kill You May Not Make You Stronger: How Child...

Researchers at University of Utah Health wanted to know if adversity during childhood rewired the brain, increasing vulnerability to mood disorders later in life.

Nov 19, 2018


Exploring the Genetic Contribution to Suicide Risk

Researchers at University of Utah Health identified four gene changes that occur more frequently in people who died by suicide that may point to increased risk in vulnerable individuals.

Nov 01, 2018

Seth Knight, MD, Joins Department of Psychiatry Faculty

New physician, Seth Knight, MD, joins the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Knight will be providing full-time outpatient psychiatric care to adults at the Farmington Behavioral Health Clinic

Oct 24, 2018


A Negative Result Still Pushes Science Forward

Magnesium sulfate does not offer protection against the risk of autism in premature infants, a retrospective study finds.

Sep 12, 2018


ADHD May Increase Risk of Parkinsons Disease and Similar Dis...

Researchers at University of Utah Health found that ADHD patients had an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s and Parkinson-like diseases than individuals with no ADHD history.

Sep 04, 2018

Kristina Purganan, DO, Joins Department of Psychiatry Facult...

New physician, Kristina Purganan, DO, Join, joins the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Purganan will be provide outpatient care to adults at University Neuropsychiatric Institute Downtown Behavioral Health C...

Aug 22, 2018

Varsha Iyer, MD, Joins Department of Psychiatry Faculty

New physician, Varsha Iyer, MD, joins the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Iyer will be working at University Neuropsychiatric Institute's child and adolescent inpatient unit.

Aug 06, 2018

Melissa Mott, MD, PhD, Jeremy Stoddart, MD, Rong Xiao, MD, P...

TWo new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Kristin R. Becker, DO, MS, as an Instructor (Clinical) and Krisitina J. Cottle Feldman, PhD, also as an Instructor (Clinical)

Aug 03, 2018

HOME and Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic Welcomes New Medica...

Patricia Aguayo, MD, PhD has been appointed as the new medical director of UNI’s Neurobehaivor HOME Program and the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic (ASDC)

Aug 01, 2018

Melissa Mott, MD, PhD, Jeremy Stoddart, MD, Rong Xiao, MD, P...

Three new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Melissa Mott, MD, PhD, as an Instructor (Clinical). Jeremy Stoddart, MD, as an Assisstant Professor (Clinical). And Rong Xiao, MD, PhD, as an Assistant Professor (Clin...

Jun 19, 2018

Education, Clinical, Research

University of Utah Announces Creation of Jon M. Huntsman Pre...

The University of Utah and the Huntsman Family Foundation have announced the creation of twelve presidential faculty chairs in health sciences. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academi...

Jun 19, 2018

Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair Award Received

Dr. Lowry Bushnell, Department of Psychiatry faculty member and clinical director of the Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders Clinic, is one of six individuals to receive the newly formed Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair...

May 24, 2018


Common Antidepressents Are Less Effective at High Altitudes,...

Three common antidepressants ­– Paxil (paroxetine), Lexapro (escitalopram), and Prozac (fluoxetine) – could be less effective at high elevations, suggests research involving lab rats and led by scientists at Univers...

May 08, 2018


Psychiatry Residency Match Results Announced for 2018-2019

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce results of the 2018 Residency Match for the Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Triple Board tracks

Apr 26, 2018


Psychiatry Department Partners with local advocacy group, CO...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Psychiatry Department has partnered with CONNECT, a community mental health advocacy group, who is hosting several community educational events throughout the month of May.

Apr 25, 2018


Grant Paves Way for U of U Researchers to Use Brain-Imaging ...

The medical use of cannabinoids is permitted in 29 states and counting, yet critical unanswered questions remain.

Apr 23, 2018


The Season of SAD

Dr. Jason Hunziker, Division Chief of Adult Psychiatry and Inpatient Medical Director at University Neuropsychiatric Institute, addresses the symptoms and treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Mar 12, 2018


When — and How — Do Teens’ Brains Become Wired for Ris...

Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Psychiatry faculty member and Director of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the University of Utah's Diagnostic Neuroimaging Laboratory, is the U's lead researcher in national study exploring neural ch...