UAB Insight Psychiatry Volume 4

P U B L I C AT I O N S O F N O T E Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Bolding MS, White DM, Hadley JA, Weiler M, Holcomb HH, Lahti AC. “Antipsychotic drugs altered functional connectivity between medial frontal cortex, hippocampus, and ventral striatum.” Front Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 6:3:105. Papakostas GI, Shelton RC, Zajecka JM, et al. “l-methylfolate as adjunctive therapy for SSRI-resistant major depression: results of two randomized, double-blind, parallel-sequential trials.” Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 1;169(12):1267-74. PAID Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND ave s birmingham al 35294-0104 VOL. 4 NO. 10 PSYCHIATRY INSIGHT T h e U ni v e r sit y o f A l a ba m a at Bi r m ingha m Funk AJ, McCullumsmith RE, Haroutunian V, Meador-Woodruff JH. “Abnormal activity of the MAPK- and cAMP-associated signaling pathways in frontal cortical areas in postmortem brain in schizophrenia.” Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Mar;37(4):896-905. Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2013 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster: address changes to: UAB Insight 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 psychiatry PSYCHIATRY INSIGHT UAB Mood Disorders Program: A Rapid Expansion of Research For more information on UAB’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology visit: uab.edu/medicine/psychiatry For more learning opportunities visit UAB’s MD Learning Channel: learnmd.uabmedicine.org Visit the UAB Medicine Online Headquarters for Physicians P h ysician H Q TO REFER A PATIENT, CALL 800.822.6478 • Information on how to refer patients • Full digital and downloadable editions of UAB Medicine Insight • Recent news and updates • Links to other helpful resources for referring physicians Sign up for more at UABMedicine.org/physician issue h i g h li g h ts UAB Mood Disorders Program: A Rapid Expansion of Research UAB Addiction Recovery: Fighting Dependence Training for Psychosomatic Medicine Meador-Woodruff Receives APA Mentorship Award Dwivedi Leads Translational Neuroscience The program’s first chair, Patrick Linton, MD (top) conducted research in 1960-era facilities and early computers. Current chair Meador-Woodruff (right) examines current modern laboratories. Bottom: Imaging scan of current mood disorders research. The UAB Mood Disorders Program has rapidly focused on understanding the causes of depression and expanded over the past year to include six additional bipolar disorder and the development of better treatment specialists in research or clinical care. In addition, the approaches. group has moved into newly renovated space in the UAB The Mood Disorders Program investigates the Sparks Center, adjacent to the Center for Psychiatric causes of depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide, and Medicine. provides treatments for patients with these conditions. It Directing the program is Richard Shelton, MD, the provides assessments and educational partnerships to the 2 Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiology’s vice chair community. “Our goal is to achieve a Top 10 ranking and 3 for research. Shelton says, “This 14,000 square-foot become a national leader in mood disorders research,” Featured Clinical Trials expansion represents a true state-of-the-art clinical research Shelton says. UAB Medicine News 3 Measures of Success 3 Publications of Note 4 New Faculty space for the department.” Shelton was recruited in 2012 One-third of the department’s research funding is in to establish this multidisciplinary initiative that provides mood disorders, according to Psychiatry Chair James diagnostic and consultative assessment, educational Meador-Woodruff, MD, and the department is heavily programming, community outreach, and advanced research engaged in community outreach programs across the state continued on page 2