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Aug 2, 2016

The Marijuana Debate: A Conversation with Staci Gruber, PhD

For more than 20 years, Staci Gruber, PhD, director of McLean Hospital’s Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated her work to uncovering the mysteries of marijuana...

Aug 2, 2016

McLean Addictions Conference Draws International Crowd

More than 400 clinicians from around the world converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts in early May for the McLean Hospital Addictions 2016 conference. Those in attendance included addiction specialists, mental health professionals, and practitioners...

Aug 2, 2016

Living a Healthy Life Without Alcohol

By 5pm, Kathy Stafford’s busy day with the kids was winding down and she would reach for a glass of wine. But as time went on, one glass in the early evening wasn’t enough. “I found myself wanting and having a glass of wine well...

Jul 14, 2016

Our Facebook Page: More Than 32,000 Likes and Counting

Earlier this summer, McLean’s Facebook page hit 30,000 likes—a significant accomplishment for a specialty hospital, in comparison with many of Boston’s major hospitals which have about the same number of followers, according to...

Jun 28, 2016

Yasmin Mashhoon Nominated for 2016 Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award

Yasmin Mashhoon, PhD, a neuroscientist at McLean’s Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was recently nominated for the 2016 Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for...

Jun 21, 2016

2016-2017 Fellowships Awarded to 12 McLean Hospital Researchers

McLean Hospital has announced the award recipients of one pre-doctoral and 11 post-doctoral fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. These fellowships are made possible by a combination of generous support from donors and McLean’s internal...

Jun 16, 2016

Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Receives 2016 McLean Award

On June 7, at McLean’s annual dinner, singer songwriter Judy Collins was presented with the 2016 McLean Award by McLean Board of Trustees Chair David Barlow. Her candid remarks were peppered with humility and humor as she recounted a life in...

Jun 13, 2016

Two of McLean’s Researchers Receive Prestigious Pope Award

McLean researchers Christian A. Webb, PhD, assistant neuroscientist in the Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience, and W. Brad Ruzicka, MD, PhD, assistant neuroscientist in the Mailman Research Center, are winners of the 25th annual...

May 25, 2016

Donors Foster Connection Between Spirituality and Mental Health

Dr. David H. Rosmarin’s mission is to treat the whole patient. According to a 2011 Gallup Poll, 93% of Americans believe in God or a higher power and 50% indicate that religion is very important to them. Despite these statistics, few mental...

May 25, 2016

Technology Improves Quality of Life for Older Adults

Technology may revolutionize the lives of older adults with psychiatric disorders, thanks to creative research ideas posed by Ipsit Vahia, MD, McLean’s new medical director for Geriatric Outpatient Services. Dr. Vahia is working closely with...

May 25, 2016

Supporting the Future

Betsy and Ralph Gordon have a list of reasons why they’ve included McLean in their estate plans. Throughout their marriage, they have watched elderly relatives and dear friends cope with Alzheimer’s, and they are optimistic about the...

May 25, 2016

Philanthropy Drives Research in Geriatric Psychiatry

Like so often in philanthropy, the Rogers Family Foundation’s giving began with the personal and grew into something far-reaching and sustaining. The “personal” was the relationship the late Jacqueline Rogers, who suffered from...

May 25, 2016

Manton Foundation Funds State of the Art MRI Scanner

Scott E. Lukas, PhD, director of the McLean Imaging Center (MIC), can barely contain his excitement when describing McLean’s new 3 Tesla Siemens PRISMA MRI scanner. An extraordinary $3.75M grant from the Manton Foundation funded this state of...

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