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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

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...

Aug 1, 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...

Jul 21, 2016

Why Do Teens Cut and What Can Parents Do To Help?

Approximately 14 to 18 percent of high school students and between 12 to 35 percent of college students in the United States engage in some form of self-injurious behavior at least once. The age of onset often occurs in early adolescence, between...

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...

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

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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