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Gulf Coast Cluster for Mental Health Research

The term “mental health” encompasses an extremely large landscape, including the classic psychiatric dimension of mental health (a strength of UTHealth, BCM, and UTMB), aspects of psychological wellness (a strength of UH), and mental health issues secondary to other chronic illness (a strength of MD Anderson, TAMUHSC, UTHealth, and UTMB), with considerable overlap in these dimensions that can be harvested as research synergy. In addition, research domains for mental illness span the gamut from bioinformatics to molecular biology to biophysics to pharmacology to clinical in nature, with massive potential for cross-disciplinary research collaboration. Through careful consideration and strategic planning, the GCC Mental Health Research Cluster (GCC MHR) strives to meet the needs of this diverse research field and maximize the interdisciplinary synergy of the MHR community of the GCC institutions and the TMC at large.

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Congratulations to Emily Mendez!

A member of Dr. Chelo Walss-Bass’s lab, she was selected as a Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) Fellow.

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FDA approves first-in-class KRAS inhibitor sotorasib https://go.nature.com/3wNqUij
#ICYMI for more on RAS-targeted therapies, here's a free poster https://go.nature.com/3p2G6ph and a review https://go.nature.com/2SEWPmx

A new suicide risk screen, the CASSY, has been developed for the universal screening of teens for suicide risk in medical emergency departments. It is a computerized, personalized screen with a strong balance of sensitivity and specificity (accuracy) https://ja.ma/3f085kZ

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We would like to thank all our LPs for their support as we help build the DeFi ecosystem.

Paper of the week: excellent @SfNJournals paper of Mahler lab (1st author Farrell) showing that chemogenetic inhibition of ventral pallidum GABA-expressing cells caused risk aversion when rats given a choice between small food reward vs. large reward+shock
https://www.jneurosci.org/content/41/20/4500

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