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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...

Jun 5, 2016

Fighting Parkinson’s in the Lab

I had the privilege of meeting Muhammad Ali a number of times, and while the Parkinson’s disease that ravaged his brain had already reduced his ability to communicate verbally—it never diminished his spirit or his will to keep fighting...

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

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...

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 24, 2016

McLean and Belmont High School Partnership Earn Major Award

A partnership between McLean Hospital and Belmont High School (BHS) to help address the social and emotional needs of students has earned state and national recognition. The Massachusetts Association of Secondary School Principals, the National...

May 24, 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 10, 2016

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care

In today’s world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps that will help improve health care—specifically mental health care? This is a question that many start-up companies and McLean Hospital are...

May 4, 2016

Mallya Selected as Recipient of 2016 Cole Award

Gopinath K. Mallya, MD, medical director of McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Jonathan O. Cole Award. The annual award was...

May 2, 2016

Year in Review 2015: Where Big Things Happen

“I can’t say enough about the people at McLean and how supportive they’ve been.” The quote above came from Elizabeth See, a former tennis professional who has struggled with depression for more than a decade. As you will...

Apr 27, 2016

Reclaiming Her Freedom: One Young Patient Works to Overcome OCD

For 14-year-old Qun Li Fan, who lives with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), freedom has a meaning all its own. The freedom to participate in everyday activities—such as going to school, playing her violin, or even sleeping in her own bed...

Apr 27, 2016

A Passion for Science and Collaboration

Standing well over six feet tall, with a hearty smile and disarming laugh, Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, commands a room as he talks about his vision for advancing translational research to improve the health and well-being of patients, particularly in...

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