UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

November 2015 Newsletter|#SIPS15|Innovate Series|Psychotic Disorders Conference

Science Informing Policy Symposium on Early Psychosis PEI a success!

Speakers from across the nation came to UC Davis on Sept. 17, 2015 for an inaugural statewide symposium on early psychosis hosted by the Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence at UC Davis and UCLA. The event was overwhelmingly popular with more than 200 attendees in person and countless more live streaming. We received very positive feedback from participants and know there is much more work to be done on early psychosis. Check out video recordings from the symposium on our Youtube channel here.
symposium speakers
In 2015, the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis awarded over $4 million in research awards to 22 awardees. The Innovate Series details the high impact these awards aim to have on mental health. Read the full articles on our website.

Triggers of Neurodegenerative Disorders

FXTAS, or fragile-X associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, is now known to be one of the most common single-gene neurodegenerative inclusion disorders. Dr. Paul Hagerman studies why disorders like FXTAS occur on the molecular level. (PDF)

The Adolescent Brain and Substances

Adolescence is a vulnerable period of development. Dr. Amanda Guyer studies youth at different ages to examine the cause and effect that substance use has on connections in the brain. (PDF) 

Stimulating Cognition

TDCS has become a hit within the gaming industry. Dr. Evan Antzoulatos studies what effect transcranial direct current stimulation actually has on the brain and whether it can ultimately enhance cognition. (PDF)
Psychotic Disorders Conference
To make a tax-deductible gift or learn how you can help improve the lives of those touched by mental illness, please contact Jennifer Scott, director of development, at jescott@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-5304. Thank you!
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