UC Davis Health Newsroom and Dean Brashear feature story about BHCOE Pilot Grants

June 22, 2021

Our center, the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, has awarded three $75,000 pilot awards to study a broad range of behavioral health research. The goal of the pilot awards is to improve mental health in California through exciting research. The article was featured in Dean Brashear's update email in June. 

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As Reported by Brain & Behavior: New Study Demonstrates Non-Invasive tDCS Brain Stimulation Can Enhance Cognitive Control in Schizophrenia Patients 

October 8, 2020

In an article published in Brian & Behavior: A type of cognitive control often impaired in people with schizophrenia can be enhanced in a preliminary test of tDCS, a form of non-invasive brain stimulation in a paper authored by Megan Boudewyn, Ph.D under study lead by Cameron Carter, M.D.

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Research Investments in Cannabis and Hemp Awarded

July 22, 2020

Funding for the grants was provided by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, with additional contributions extended by the UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) based on the quality of applications received.

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BHCOE, Center for Health Care Policy and Research collaborate on funding Pilot Grant for Covid-19 Research

June 8, 2020

The centers have made $90,000 available for research on the impact of Covid-19.

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BHCOE Director Cameron Carter named inaugural endowment chair

February 25, 2020

The C. Byron Cameron Presidential Chair is the first in the College of Biological Sciences as well as for the Center for Neuroscience.

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September 2017

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

August 2017

august back to school BHCOE fact

July 2017

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

It shouldn’t take a crisis to address mental illness. There’s a better way.

June 15, 2017

Center Directors, Dr. Cameron Carter and Mayor Darrell Steinberg show there is a better way to address mental illness with early diagnosis and treatment in this op-ed featured in the Sacramento Bee. 

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June 2017

Men's Health Month

May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Month

Brain’s Hippocampal Volume, Social Environment Affect Adolescent Depression

May 17, 2017

BHCOE Pilot Award recipient, Dr. Amanda Guyer points out in a newly published study that as neuroimaging becomes more feasible in diagnosis, the findings could prove helpful in identifying individuals’ risk for depression early on.

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For better or worse: Links between genetics and stress

May 12, 2017

BHCOE Mentored Early Career Award recipient, Johnna Swartz and Jay Belsky, professor of human development are uncovering intriguing clues about the connection between genetics, stress, and opportunity that could change the way society views, treats, and prevents depression, anxiety, and other disorders.

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Yellowlees named president of American Telemedicine Association

April 27, 2017

BHCOE Pilot Award recipient, Dr. Peter Yellowlees has been named president of the American Telemedicine Association.

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April 2017

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Half A Million People With Autism To Receive Less Services With Transition To Adulthood

April 18, 2017

BHCOE Pilot Award recipient, Dr. Marjorie Solomon joins Capitol Public Radio's Beth Ruyak on Insight to talk about the large number of individuals with ASD entering adulthood and the challenges they face.

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March 2017

UC Davis Brain Awareness Week

February 2017

creating and maintaining relationships protects mental well-being

January 2017

New Year's resolutions

Winter 2016

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Thanksgiving 2016

gratitude for mental health

Veteran's Day 2016

Veteran's Day 2016

Halloween 2016

Get the facts. Know the research. Break the stigma. #bhcoeen

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Behavioral Health Center of Excellence addresses "Firearm Violence and Mental Illness"

May 6, 2016

Drs. Garen Wintemute and Amy Barnhorst discussed Firearm Violence and Mental Illness on May 3, 2016 as part of the BHCOE public lecture series.

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Weighing the pros and cons of mental-health apps

April 26, 2016

BHCOE Pilot Award recipient, Dr. Peter Yellowees recommends a framework for psychiatrists to use when evaluating mental health apps. 

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Behavioral Health Center of Excellence holds seminar on Firearm Violence and Mental Illness

April 7, 2016

BHCOE Public Lecture Series announcement.

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Targeted interview technique could help doctors improve patient outcomes

March 21, 2016

BHCOE Pilot Grant award recipient, Anthony Jerant, Ph.D., published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. “SEE IT helps primary care doctors like me make the most of our time with patients by encouraging positive, gradual changes that are possible to achieve.”

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500 balloons scattered across quad to raise mental health awareness

January 21, 2016

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence hosts Student Resiliency and Mental Health Fair and sponsors Active Minds clear balloon activity to bring awareness about mental health to UC Davis. 

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Imaging Studies Reveal Affected Brain Regions in Schizophrenia

November 20, 2015

Dr. Carter featured for his imaging research on memory and brain function in patients with schizophrenia. 

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MIND Institute offers program for adults with autism spectrum disorder

October 29, 2015

BHCOE Pilot Grant award recipient, Marjorie Solomon, seeks participants for study. 

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Calif., Other States Nab $22.9M for Community Mental Health Clinics

October 22, 2015

CaliforniaHealthline on The Excellence in Mental Health Act, California is to receive $982,373 for community mental health clinics. 

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Informational Bulletin Posted on "Coverage of Early Intervention Services for First Episode Psychosis"

October 16, 2015

Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a bulletin on coverage of early intervention services for first episode psychosis

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UC Davis to test a computer program designed to reduce suicide

September 25, 2015

BHCOE pilot grant award recipient, Anthony Jerant, received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use a technology-based approach to help prevent suicide among those most at risk: middle-aged men.

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Freischlag addresses U.S. academic health center leaders on Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis

September 22, 2015

UC Davis Health Vice Chancellor and Dean Julie Freischlag shared the successes of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis at the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) in Atlanta, Ga.

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Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence at UC Davis, UCLA host early psychosis symposium

September 18, 2015

Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence at UC Davis and UCLA host Statewide Science Informing Policy Symposium on Early Psychosis: Prevention and Early Intervention on Sept. 17, 2015

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Putting Neuroscience Tools to Good Use

August 20, 2015

Neuroscience blogger, Anahita Hamidi, reviews Aug. 17 lecture by Dr. Cameron Carter on Brain Research: New Discoveries and Breakthroughs at UC Davis

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A Voice for the Voiceless- Darrell Steinberg

August 12, 2015

UC Davis Medicine Magazine features Darrell Steinberg, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 15, 2015

10 facts about minority mental health that will get you thinking. Read article

Brain games: Do we ever remember what really happened?

June 25, 2015

BHCOE pilot grant award recipient Charan Ranganath and his team are featured in this Sacramento News & Review article on why our memories are so inaccurate.

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UC Davis awards $1 million for brain research

June 24, 2015. 

"The UC Davis Office of Research, in partnership with the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis, established the program to provide university scientists with a solid foundation that will help propel their work."

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The Constant Movement in ADHD May Help Children Think, Perform in School 

June 10, 2015

BHCOE pilot grant award recipient Julie Schweitzer finds that "...physical movement during cognitive tasks may be a good thing for (children with ADHD)." 

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It's Time For Insurers to Close Mental Health Care Gap For Youths

May 23, 2015

"Early mental health care and treatment for our youths would be transformative."

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A Voice For Change - Steinberg Advocates for Mental-Health Research and Public Policy Partnership 

April 30, 2015

"Steinberg said that the time is now for a mental-health movement in California and the nation, bolstered by leading-edge mental-health research."

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UC Davis Receives $10 Million Grant to Establish Center to Study Schizophrenia 

March 26, 2015

"New Silvio O. Conte Center for Basic or Translational Mental-Health Research is one of only 15 nationwide."

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UC Davis launches Research Center for Behavioral Health

October 1, 2014

"Known as the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis, the $7.5 million project will become the university’s hub for bringing together its wide-ranging research, education, clinical care and community engagement as they relate to neuroscience, mental health and public health improvement."

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