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Anton Porsteinsson: New Alzheimer's Drug an Important Advance in Care

The professor of Psychiatry, who was involved in clinical trials of the monoclonal antibody lecanemab, discusses results of the phase 3 study published last week in NEJM, who benefits, and why this is a modest but important advance in care for people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease. Read more »

Arielle Sheftall, PhD Earns Grant to Study Early Interventions for Adolescent Suicide Prevention

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The associate professor of Psychiatry will receive $4 million over five years from the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program to study unconventional digital approaches to help high-risk youth navigate difficult times. Her project will enroll participants aged 13 to 17 who will try a combination of a peer support app and/or at-home nerve stimulation. Read Full Article at URMC Newsroom » and URMC Sharepoint News story  (VPN)

Steven Schonfeld '74M (MD) dedicates his life
to suicide prevention

Steven Schonfeld

In 1968, when Steven Schonfeld '74M (MD) was a 19-year-old college student, his father died by suicide. Thirty years later, his brother also died by suicide. Schonfeld's personal experience with suicide, his commitment to medicine, and his connection to Rochester led he and his wife to make the first-ever endowed gift to support the University of Rochester Medical Center's (URMC's) Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS). Read the full story »

Dr. Caine Featured on WXXI TV "Second Opinion"

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This episode of Second Opinion brings together a panel of medical experts and health care providers - plus the First Lady of New Jersey, Mary Jo Codey, who shares her own battle with depression. Together, they explore the likely causes and symptoms of this condition, as well as current trends in diagnosis and treatment.