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"psychiatry" News

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

Research

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

Research

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...

Apr 26, 2018

EducationResearch

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 23, 2018

Education

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).

Oct 13, 2017

Patricia Aguayo, MD, MPH, Joins Department of Psychiatry Fac...

Patricia Aguayo, MD, MPH, is joining the Department of Psychiatry faculty in the the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division as an Assistant Professor (Clinical).

Sep 12, 2017

Catherine Bledowski, MD, Jozef Bledowski, MD, and Javier Bal...

Three new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Catherine Bledowski, MD, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical). Jozef Bledowski, MD, as an Associate Professor (Clinical). And Javier Ballester Gonzalez, MD, as an Ass...

Sep 10, 2017

Education

Child psychiatrist Dr. Doug Gray talks to KSL about suicide

Dr. Doug Gray, faculty member of the University of Utah Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and a Utah pioneer in suicide prevention, contributes to a three-part news series addressing suicide prevention, crisis an...

Aug 14, 2017

Troy Hoff, DO, PhD, Steven Sugden, MD, MPH, and Kristen Page...

Three new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Troy Hoff, DO, PhD, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical). Steve Sugden, MD, MPH, as am Assistant Professor (Clinical). And Kristen Pagel, MD, MPH, as an Assistant Pro...

Aug 03, 2017

Education

How the Nation is Learning from the UNI Neurobehavior HOME P...

Organizing around patient needs isn't easy. It involves changing traditional reporting relationships and patterns of care delivery. Over nearly 20 years, UNI’s HOME Program has refined how the team works together to de...

Aug 01, 2017

Maryrose Bauschka, MD, and Shawn Kohler, MD, Join Department...

Two new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Maryrose Bauschka, MD, and Shawn Kohler, MD, both join as Instructors (Clinical).

Jul 11, 2017

Education

TheScope Interview with Omar Reda: Helping Asylum Refugees D...

It’s a topic many U.S. citizens don’t think about—treating the psychological needs of refugees. The trauma that so many refugees suffer does not go away when they reach their new country. In fact, refugees are face...

Jul 07, 2017

Research

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD Announced as New Director of Neur...

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, has agreed to serve as the next Director of the Neuroscience Initiative.

Jun 28, 2017

Education

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: The Real Problem of the ...

Around 2 million people in the United States are addicted to prescription painkillers, with 52,000 accidental opioid overdose deaths in 2015. According to Mark Ilgen, associate professor of psychiatry at University of Mi...

Jun 01, 2017

Research

Vincent Koppelmans, PhD, Joins Department of Psychiatry Facu...

Vincent Koppelmans, PhD, is joining the Department of Psychiatry faculty as a Research Assistant Professor.

May 26, 2017

Education

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: Managing Both Pain and A...

For individuals with both addiction and chronic pain, it’s been common practice to treat one before the other, rather than treating both at the same time. Psychologist Dr. Mark Ilgen from the University of Michigan tal...