Cutting-Edge Research in Mental Health: International Collaborations Unite German and US Scientists to Study Brain Circuitry, Treatment Options and Genetics

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
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The Department of Clinical Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany is dedicated to the study and treatment of mental health disorders. Led by Carina Heller, the team collaborates with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Jena University Hospital to conduct research on adaptive and maladaptive brain circuits underlying mental health. They are also affiliated with the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) in Jena-Magdeburg-Halle.

In addition to her work at Jena, Heller is involved in international collaborations with cutting-edge research in psychiatric neuroimaging. She works alongside Zora Kikinis at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and Claudia Barth from Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway.

Susana Carmona and Magdalena Martínez-García from the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain, are part of Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), conducting research on mental health in collaboration with international institutions.

Nicole Petersen from the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA contributes to research on mental health and treatment options while Sophia I. Thomopoulos, Neda Jahanshad, Lauren Salminen, Katherine Lawrence, and Paul M. Thompson work at the Imaging Genetics Center at the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. They study genetics of brain imaging to understand mental health disorders.

These collaborations across institutions

By Eleanor Harrison

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