June 25th, 2024

CDRC Study Reveals Important Information About Innovative Therapies

Dr. Manish Jha and colleagues shared findings about strategies for treating treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in a groundbreaking analysis based on a study published just last year. The analysis revealed that patients with moderate to severe TRD may have better symptom relief from ketamine infusions compared to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), but those with severe TRD could benefit more from ECT early in treatment. The information provides patients and physicians with crucial information that can be incorporated into the shared decision-making process when selecting best treatment approaches for patients.

May 28th, 2024

Dr. Rabia Ayvaci Receives the New Investigator Award

Dr. Rabia Ayvaci, MD, Assistant Professor at the Children’s Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and CDRC, was selected to receive the prestigious New Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. This award is designed to support the research endeavors of early-career investigators. As part of the program, Dr. Ayvaci presented her poster titled "Correlates of Treatment Options in Youth with Major Depressive Disorder: Observations from the Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network (TX-YDSRN)" on treatment options for youth depression, based on findings from the TX-YDSRN study.

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May 21st and 22nd, 2024

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi is the Keynote Speaker at the JPS Symposium

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi was the keynote speaker at the 2024 JPS Quality & Research Symposium. This year’s focus was on mental health to target the impact of depression on youth. Dr. Trivedi presented on the "Precision Approach in Depression Treatment” sharing important findings on how implementing measurement-based tools and biomarkers to our field of psychiatry will create precision medicine to our practice, yielding better outcomes for patients. The regional event consisted of breakout discussions, live virtual poster presentations, networking, along with the dinner keynote presentation with over 300 in attendance.

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May 21st, 2024

The CDRC Speaks to Harmony Science Academy

Harmony Science Academy in Carrollton invited the CDRC to speak to a group of 8th to 11th graders during Mental Health Awareness Month. Adrienne Mays, DDA, MEd, spoke on how to cope with stress and shared strategies and advice on managing stress, tailored to resonate with the teen audience. She presented on the CDRC’s resilience-building education program, Blue Steel. The goal of the presentation was to equip high schoolers with practical tools and knowledge to take care of their mental well-being.

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May 18th, 2024

CDRC Faculty and Staff Participate in the NAMI North TX Walk

CDRC faculty and staff participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness North Texas Walk held at Riders Field in Frisco. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the team joined the NAMI Walk by volunteering at a CDRC informational booth, as well as by walking the concourse to promote awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma.

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May 11th through May 18th, 2024

Dr. Jane Foster Participated as a Member of the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies Course

Dr. Jane Foster, PhD, participated as a faculty member for the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies Course held last month in Venice, Italy. The Advanced Course – focused on Microbiota and the Brain - brought together international leaders to discuss the mechanisms underpinning microbiota to brain communication and address key questions around directionality and causality. In speaking on, “Host Genetic-Microbiome Interactions” Dr. Foster highlighted how nature and nurture contribute to one’s microbiome and microbiota-to-brain communication. Faculty focused on all aspects of microbiome science from basic science, clinical medicine, and population-based perspectives and how it interfaces with neuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, nutrition, neurology & psychiatry.

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May 9th through May 11th, 2024

Research Track Resident, Thomas Pak, MD, for the Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting

Research track resident, Thomas Pak, MD., made a poster presentation at the Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting titled as "Peripheral Biological Correlates of Suicidal Ideation and Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review". Pak is receiving primary mentorship from Rabia Ayvaci, MD.

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Dr. Fuller and Dr. Harper for GEM

Drs. Tobi Fuller and Erin Harper represented the CDRC at several GEM (Girls Empowered by Mavericks) speaking engagements during the months of April and May, covering the topic of mental health for athletes and students, as well stress management, resilience, and coping mechanisms. Each talk was schedule to be delivered to 40-150 girls ranging from 8 years old to high school from JJ Pearce High School, Lake Highlands Family YMCA and Highland Park High School, respectively. As the Dallas Mavericks' Official Health Care Partner, UT Southwestern proudly supports their GEM initiative.

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April 24th, 2024

CDRC Members Show Solidarity for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Members of the CDRC showed their support and solidarity of sexual assault survivors and victims during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month by wearing denim. Celebrated every year on the last Wednesday of April, Denim Day started as a campaign against sexual assault apologists. Additionally, April 2024 marked the official 23rd anniversary of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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April 23rd, 2024

M2G - Muse at the Modern

M2G Mental Health Initiative hosted Muse at the Modern, their spring event exploring the themes found in art and science, with the backdrop of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Dr. Trivedi, along with CIO at Satori Neuro, Dr. Amy Kruse, shared dialogue about various approaches to achieving optimal brain health and function.

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April 15th, 2024

Dr. Cruz Presents to Terra Therapies

Dr. Carmen Cruz tasked a large private practice, Terra Therapies, in Fort Worth at a monthly lunch and learn: “How to Keep Working on my Multicultural Competence in a Divisive Cultural Climate.” She engaged the audience in intentional self-reflection regarding personal/professional work on multicultural competence and to reflect on the impact of social stressors on self, as a professional in a helper/healer role.

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April 11th, 2024

Dr. Amber Deane Moderates the CTSA Symposium

Dr. Amber Deane served as panel moderator during the UTSW CTSA Program Community Engagement Symposium held in April at Pegasus Park. During the symposium breakout session, Dr. Deane moderated as panelist discussed “A Community-Based, Recovery-Oriented Suicide Prevention Program for Young Adults.” Presenters spoke about their various organizations geared toward assisting transitional age youth by providing inspiration, support, and empowerment.

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April 3rd, 2024

The CDRC and Texas Health Behavioral Health Leadership

The CDRC welcomed Texas Health Behavioral Health leadership to the Dallas center to discuss collaboration in measurement-based care in their clinical settings. It was wonderful to highlight our various research programs for the future of mental wellness and novel treatment options.

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Blue Steel Resilience Building Program Pilot

The first cohort of students recently completed a novel resilience building program created from research gathered within our very own CDRC - Blue Steel. Student athletes from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) engaged in principles of positive psychology empowering students with resilience building strategies for use throughout their lifetime. This education initiative has gained significant momentum since August 2023, and to date has impacted 346 students across 11 different sports. Under the direction of Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Adrienne Mays, DDS, MEd leads the Blue Steel program implementation. Other members of the Blue Steel team include Amber Barker, MA, Lynnel Goodman PhD, Erin Harper, PhD, Chen Lin, MS, and Shane Snyder PhD.

February 11th, 2024

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Dr. Jane Foster, PhD, was featured in Microbiome Insights blog for International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Women and Girls in Science – recognized on February 11 – is a chance to promote full and equal participation in science for women and girls. Dr. Foster’s work at the UTSW Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care involves basic and clinical research, while investigating how microbes and the immune system affect the brain and behavior, focusing primarily on how the impact pertains to depression. The research linking gut microbiomes to anxiety has been underway for some time now, and Dr. Foster’s work continues to elevate, as she expresses in the blog post, “Our biomarker research program at the CDRC aims to use a microbiome-informed approach that can lead to the development and validation of a blood or stool test to directly guide prevention and intervention approaches for depression in psychiatry – and more broadly, in the context of physical health conditions.”

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January 31st, 2024

Inspirational Mentor Award

CDRC Manager of Clinical Research, Ronny Pipes, was chosen as a recipient of the Business Resource Group (BRG) Inspirational Mentor Award for his contribution as a mentor during the 2023 program cycle. His mentee, Trizzy Bui, spoke of Ronny’s “unwavering dedication and commitment beyond the ordinary.” She also highlighted how engaging Ronny was and his guidance in her journey over the past year, a year that included Trizzy receiving two promotions. Upon acceptance of the award, Ronny focused on Trizzy’s commitment to her personal and professional goals, noting he had the privilege and opportunity to watch the “rising star grow and succeed.” Ronny was honored during the 2024 Mentorship Program Launch on January 31, commending his commitment to “fostering growth, providing insightful guidance, and serving as an inspiration to others” a sentiment shared with all.

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September 28, 2023

TX-YDSRN Symposium

In September, the Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network (TX-YDSRN) hosted a scientific symposium to bring partners from across the state of Texas together with the goal to foster collaboration and shape the vision for the upcoming biennium. Presentations from across the Network highlighted significant accomplishments and best practices. Scientific sessions provided an avenue for faculty and staff from each partnering institution to share their work utilizing data from the TX-YDSRN Registry study and inspire new areas to explore and publish. Tailored workshops catered to scientific writers, aspiring academics, and clinical coordinators imparting valuable insights. The symposium facilitated collaboration, examined procedures, encouraged innovation, and mapped out a path for expansion and enhanced success.

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September 25, 2023

Dr. Trivedi joins media outlet, KERA's Think segment on teen suicide

According to a new study, 90 percent of Texas youth being treated for depression reported suicidal thoughts. Dr. Madhukar Trivedi is a psychiatry professor, chief of the Division of Mood Disorders and the founding director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why suicide attempts and suicidal ideation have increased in the last decade and how the medical community and parents can help.

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September 15, 2023

The CDRC's rTMS for Stimulant Use Disorders (CTN-0108) study reaches 45 randomized participants

The purpose of the study is to determine feasibility of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for individuals with moderate to severe cocaine or methamphetamine use disorder (CUD/MUD). The study is a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial comparing rTMS vs. placebo delivered over an 8-week treatment period. After assessment and inclusion into the study, participants are randomized to receive up to 30 sessions of either rTMS or placebo treatments.

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September 7, 2023

CDRC research initiative highlighted in UT Southwestern's Newsroom

The UTSW-led study included data on a diverse population of 8- to 20-year-olds receiving care in a participating clinic who screened positive for depression and/or suicidal ideation or behavior. Researchers found that they had moderate to severe depression and anxiety. Those who had attempted suicide or had suicidal ideation had more severe mental illness, poorer school adjustment and social connectedness, lower resilience, and higher rates of trauma exposure than those without suicidality, data showed.

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September 5, 2023

Coming soon: Season 3, episode 1 of the CDRC's BrainStorm: Decoding Depression podcast series

Season 3 of the BrainStorm: Decoding Depression series focuses on “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Mental Health Story” with a focus on various areas throughout this season. This first episode narrows in on women and policy that affects women and youth mental health as well as the research and projects pertaining to improving the mental health landscape.

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September 1, 2023

Haven behavioral health team visits the CDRC's Dallas clinic

We enjoyed having visitors from Haven Behavioral Hospital experience the science and programs of the CDRC. Dr. Toll loves demonstrating the power of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) as a valuable treatment resource for depression. We appreciate community partners like Haven, in sharing our mission to create a future free from the burden of depression!

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August 29, 2023

CDRC study findings show accelerated brain aging predicts less antidepressant efficacy

Patients whose brains appear older on scans than their chronological age showed less improvement on sertraline, a first-line drug treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center reported. The findings, published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, could eventually lead to new ways to predict the effectiveness of medications for patients with MDD, which affects hundreds of millions worldwide.

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August 24, 2023

Dr. Trivedi leads CME course for Tarrant County clinical professionals

Dr. Trivedi kicked off the school year by providing additional education to Tarrant County Psychiatrists, Residents and Medical students on Treatment Resistant Depression. The presentation poses questions raised by the treatment resistant depression (TRD) heuristic for biomarker research and engaged the clinical audience in addressing the questions of whether biomarker discovery has advanced far enough to be able to prospectively identify TRD, assist with treatment matching and assess risk.

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August 16, 2023

New TX-YDSRN publication in the November issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders

A recent CDRC Faculty publication will be highlighted this November in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The title, Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network (TX-YDSRN) research registry and learning healthcare network: Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics covers finding from one of the CDRC's core networks. The TX-YDSRN is one of the largest prospective longitudinal cohort registries designed to develop predictive models for outcome trajectories based on disorder heterogeneity, social determinants of health, and treatment availability.

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August 12, 2023

CDRC seminar with Dr. Nicolas Murphy

Dr. Nicholas Murphy will present at the CDRC Dallas site on "Decoding the Matrix: Using Electrophysiological Biomarkers to Enhance the Treatment of Depression".
Dr. Murphy is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. After graduating from Newcastle University, UK, he completed fellowships in biomarker development for psychosis and mood disorders at UT Health and Baylor College of Medicine respectively. Dr. Murphy's research program uses neurophysiological measures of brain activity to identify patterns of information that can be exploited to design biomarkers of mood, trauma, and suicide disorders. His program objective is to create scalable biomarkers that can be easily applied in everyday clinical settings to guide practitioner judgement, and to reduce the cost-burden of failed treatments for patients.

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August 9, 2023

CDRC Attends the Hope-4-Kids Foundation’s Back to School Community Kickback

The CDRC is committed to expanding our reach within Fort Worth's diverse communities. We proudly joined the Hope-4-Kids Foundation at their Back to School "Community Kickback" event on August 9, 2023, at Sycamore Park. Approximately 175 people were in attendance. Hope-4-Kids is a pillar of support for children and families in Fort Worth, offering essential resources such as food and clothing to help them thrive. Ashley Lowery, Clinical Research Coordinator I, represented the CDRC, and had an opportunity to share information about our research and prevention programs.

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August 4, 2023

The CDRC's newest faculty member receives Fellow Status from the APA

Dr. Carmen Cruz received Fellow Status in Counseling Psychology from the American Psychological Association at the 2023 Annual Convention. Dr. Cruz attended the APA conference in Washington D.C. and provided a Fellows Talk to membership. The name of her talk was “Sometimes It Takes Time to Catch Up to How Others See Us.” Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state or regional level, in order to receive this distinction.

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August 4, 2023

CDRC joins the 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair

The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) attended the 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair on Friday, August 4, 2023 at Fair Park where Mayor Eric Johnson hosted the signature event. The fair provides Dallas students and families with essential school supplies, valuable services, and community resources; the CDRC is proud to be involved in the Dallas community to continue impact in setting up the youth of Dallas for success. The annual event had an estimated 12,000 students and their families attend, and is a collaborative partnership between the City of Dallas, the Junior League of Dallas, Dallas ISD, nonprofits, corporations, and community volunteers such as the CDRC to serve students and their families.

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August 2, 2023

The CDRC joins Castleberry ISD (CISD) for Back-to-School event

In an effort to expand the CDRC's reach in Fort Worth, Dr. Erin Harper attended the Castleberry ISD (CISD) Back-to-School Kick-Off Employee Pep Rally, an event that drew the entire CISD Staff. This provided an invaluable opportunity for the CDRC to engage with the district's school psychologists, social workers, behavior specialists, teachers, and other dedicated staff members to share essential information about our Center’s cutting-edge research and impactful prevention programs. We look forward to building on this connection with Castleberry ISD and working together to make a positive impact in the Fort Worth community.

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July 30, 2023

The CDRC's newest network joins The State of the Black Woman community event

The CDRC Black Youth and Families Outreach Network attended The State of the Black Woman community event on July 30th. The event was organized by “The Corporate Girl Network” a network of DFW Black women professionals established by Senior Strategist, Tamara Bond. The panel featured Ashley Miller, Chief of Staff for Global Diversity Recruitment at Goldman Sachs; Delana Huling, President & CEO of Baylor Health Care System Credit Union; Charlene Tarver, President/CEO of The Women’s Economic Institute; along with several other speakers from various fields.

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July 27, 2023

Summer research program wraps up at the CDRC

The CDRC interns wrapped up their 8 weeks of research and training with a final poster presentation showcasing the plethora of knowledge gained during their tenure. Presentation topics ranged from “Facilitating Data Sharing” to “The Physical & Mental Recovery from ACL Injury”. CDRC faculty and staff had an opportunity to hear about all of the work and experience the interns garnered.

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July 13, 2023

Interactive learning event with CDRC faculty

As part of the CDRC Summer Research Program, interns had an opportunity to learn various skills weekly, including R (a programming language for statistical computing and graphics used to clean, analyze, and graph data) with Dr. Cherise Chin Fatt. On the final day of R-training, they had an opportunity to compare a fun hands-on activity using Play-Doh to coding to emulate the similarity of building blocks and shaping one’s ideas.

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July 11, 2023

Season 2, episode 6 release of Medscape's InDiscussion podcast series

In this episode, Dr. Trivedi hosts a discussion on the potential for identifying subtypes or biotypes that can help select more personalized treatments to enhance efficacy and effectiveness with Dr. Leanne Williams, who is professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

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June 27, 2023

Dr. Trivedi selected as Texas Super Doctor 2023

Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi has been selected to the 2023 Texas Super Doctors® list, now celebrating its 20th year honoring noteworthy doctors in Texas Monthly. His name will appear within the December 2023 issue of Texas Monthly and online at Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding doctors from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. Super Doctors is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines.

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June 22, 2023

Community partners tour CDRC Fort Worth location

The M2G team, along with their Mental Health Impact board, toured our Fort Worth operations at UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care in the Moncrief Cancer Institute. We shared a behind the scenes patient experience and heard from esteemed Faculty on the cutting-edge studies they are leading for biomarkers, BAT and EEG/TMS technology. The support of M2G has been incredible as community partners in expanding the CDRC’s footprint in Tarrant County!

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June 20, 2023

TCU Psychology students tour the CDRC's Dallas clinic

Dr. Kenneth Leising and his Psychology students of Texas Christian University (TCU) recently toured the CDRC Dallas clinic to “spark” interest of further collaboration in research. They learned more about our various projects and how we are utilizing EEG technology and Behavioral Activation Therapy modalities.

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June 9, 2023

'Mind Your Microbes: The Connection Between Gut, Mood, and Mental Health' presentation

The connection between the gut and brain and the effect particular microbes can have on your mood has been well documented by the global research community. On Thursday, June 15, the next Science Café will feature special guest Jane Foster, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, who will discuss the significance of our gut flora to the development and health of the brain.

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June 8, 2023

Season 2, episode 5 release of Medscape's InDiscussion podcast series

In this episode, Dr. Trivedi hosts a discussion on suicidal risk in major depressive disorder, predictors of suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, and suicide death among people with major depressive disorder with Dr. Christoph U. Correll, professor of psychiatry and molecular medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, as well as professor and chair of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at Charité University in Berlin, Germany.

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May 30, 2023

The Center’s own, Manish Jha, MD., promoted to Associate Professor on the Clinical Scholars Track

Since rejoining UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2021, Dr. Jha has quickly established himself as one of the leading experts on research in irritability. Over the past year, he has devoted significant time in developing research projects related to substance use disorder and bipolar disorder, both conditions that are associated with presence of irritability. In fact, his work on irritability is recognized at an international level and he is one of the founding members of the global cross-cultural consortium on irritability.

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May 15, 2023

Dr. Trivedi presents at TEDxStacyRoad

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi did a TEDxStacyRoad Youth talk on the center’s research regarding “Improving Resilience in Our Youth.” This TEDxStacyRoad Youth event is an independently organized TED event led and curated by youth. The event was curated by Vihaan Lalwani (Lead Licensee), Sathya P. (Event Curator), Mahathi H. (Event Curator), and Gayathri V. (Event Curator), with an audience of about 60 people (high school students, staff, and parents) from Emerson High School. The goal was to bring bright minds on talks from fostering learning to those on inspiration and wonder such as building resilience in youth as well as to provoke conversations that matter.

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May 13, 2023

Dr. Jane Foster to present at Brain Resilience Workshop in Vancouver, BC

CDRC Faculty, Jane Foster, Ph.D., will present on “Novel approaches to identify clinical links between our microbes and mental health” at SFU's Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.
Dr. Foster joined UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Center of Depression Research and Clinical Care in May 2022. Her work focuses on linking a person’s 30 trillion gut microbes and their propensity for mental illness. By combining basic science research with clinical collaboration in psychiatry, psychology, and gastroenterology, Dr. Foster’s research takes a ‘bench to bedside’ and back again approach to studying microbiota-brain and immune-brain systems.

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May 9, 2023

Season 2, episode 4 release of Medscape's InDiscussion podcast series

In this episode, Dr. Trivedi hosts a discussion on the topic of socioeconomic predictors of treatment outcomes among adults with major depressive disorder along with special guest, Dr. Jeffrey R. Strawn. Dr. Strawn is a tenured professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and holds secondary appointments in pediatrics and clinical pharmacology. He is also co-director of the Center for Clinical Translation Science and Training.

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May 6, 2023

CDRC staff participate in NAMI Walks North Texas event

Several CDRC staff participated in the annual NAMI Walks North Texas in honor of Mental Health Awareness month. With 116 Teams, and 1,240 participants, the event raised a grand total of $87,962. The UTSW Department of Psychiatry, “Team Confabulous”, helped raise $4,445.

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Apr. 26, 2023

Mental Health: “Major Crises of This State” To Be Highlighted on November Ballot

In November, Texas residents could have a say on the launch of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas, paving the way for more dedicated research and resources for the CDRC. Visit the link in our bio, to read the full article.

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Apr. 19, 2023

Dr. Trivedi to lead CME course in May on treatment resistant depression

This 1-hour, in-depth course is designated for general practitioners, psychiatrists, and mental health professionals, and will be available in-person or virtually. Dr. Trivedi's presentation will pose questions raised by the treatment resistant depression (TRD) heuristic for biomarker research, and engage the audience in addressing the questions of whether biomarker discovery has advanced far enough to be able to prospectively identify TRD, assist with treatment matching and assess risk.

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Apr. 6, 2023

Season 2, episode 3 release of Medscape's InDiscussion podcast series

Physician Dr. Anita H. Clayton joins Dr. Madhukar Trivedi for the third episode of season 2 of Medscape's InDiscussion Major Depressive Disorder podcast series. In this episode, Drs. Trivedi and Clayton discuss sexual dysfunction associated with major depressive disorder and antidepressant treatments.

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Mar. 22, 2023

New Brainstorm Podcast episode released

Today’s episode, hosted by Erin A. Harper, PhD, NCSP is all about resilience. Are you born with it? Can it be taught? Listen in as Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and special guests Tobi Fuller, PhD and Adrienne Mays, MEd take a deep dive into this topic.

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Mar. 15, 2023

Dr. Trivedi recognized for top-cited publication

Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., was recognized for a top-cited paper generating immediate impact. Clinically Meaningful Changes on Depressive Symptom Measures and Patient-reported Outcomes in Patients with Treatment-resistant Depression (Acta Psychiatr Scand 2021) provides a basis for identifying clinically meaningful and clinically substantial changes as assessed with commonly used outcome measures for depression to facilitate the translation of clinical trial results into clinical practice.

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Mar. 9, 2023

Season 2 release of Medscape's InDiscussion podcast series

Physician Dr. Lorenzo Norris joins Dr. Madhukar Trivedi for the second episode of season 2 of Medscape's InDiscussion Major Depressive Disorder podcast series. In this episode, Drs. Trivedi and Norris discuss race, equity in care, and cultural competence in Major Depressive Disorder.

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Mar. 7, 2023

Season 2 release of Medscape's InDiscussion podcast series

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi hosts the first episode of season 2 of Medscape's InDiscussion Major Depressive Disorder podcast series with special guest, Dr. Manish Jha. In this episode, Drs. Trivedi and Jha discuss using the 'Primary Care First' model to screen and treat Major Depressive Disorder.

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Mar. 2, 2023

STIMULUS study nearing full recruitment

To date, the CDRC's STIMULUS study team has randomized 33 participants with 16 participants completing the study. This clinical trial examines the use of transcranial magnetic imaging (rTMS) for stimulant use disorder treatment.

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Feb. 28, 2023

Resiliency & Recovery Conference of Fort Worth

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi presented to over 100 mental health and substance use professionals on Friday, February 24th at the Resiliency and Recovery Conference of Fort Worth. His vision for an Integrated Care Approach will aid in early diagnosis and intervention of mental health problems. Screening and measurement-based care should be implemented in primary care settings utilizing an evidence-based screening tool such as VitalSign6.

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Feb. 22, 2023

New Brainstorm Podcast episode released

Episode 8 features an insightful conversation between Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and special guests Dr. Tracey Brown and Dr. Early Denison about the state of youth in Dallas, Texas.

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Feb. 22, 2023

Beautiful Science: Exploring the Mind’s Canvas in “Matthew Wong: The Realm of Appearances”

Dr. Russell Toll, Assistant Professor with the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern, engaged the Dallas Museum of Art community for an exploration of the science within art and the art within science through the works of Matthew Wong on February 8th.
The sciences teach us how to reach for the stars, but the arts teach us why we reach. The interplay between these disciplines has produced extraordinary achievements from both the human mind and the human spirit. Much like Matthew Wong repainted over the same canvas many times, our own stories and experiences are written and rewritten on the canvas of our brains in the language of neuroscience.
Dr. Toll painted a picture of the need to utilize EEG imaging in prevention and TMS services for treatment of depression and other mental health concerns.

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Feb. 8, 2023

New Brainstorm Podcast episode released

Episode 7 features an insightful conversation between Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and Dr. Debra Atkisson about the state of youth in Fort Worth, Texas. What is research showing, and what are the pediatricians and psychologists from the largest clinics in Fort Worth seeing?

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Jan. 31, 2023

The link between our food, gut microbiome and depression

Jane Foster, Ph.D., contributed to the research and a Washington Post article explaining the link between food, the gut microbiome, and depression.

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Jan. 30, 2023

Cloudbreak and Lone Star Depression Challenge launch

Planning for the partnership between UTSW and Methodist Health System came to fruition in January with the inauguration of the Cloudbreak and Lone Star Depression Challenge launch. Cloudbreak is an initiative aimed at scaling detection and treatment in primary care settings across the regions health systems. In partnership with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, the CDRC seeks to transform the status quo of crisis-driven depression treatment by scaling three proven solutions across Texas. UTSW leads the training and technical assistance clinical implementation arm of the project, serving as a one-stop shop.

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Dec. 14, 2022

YAM Program expansion makes UTSW News

The CDRC's Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program helps teens recognize and better understand feelings and signs of depression and anxiety by sending trained facilitators into schools to lead sessions including discussion and role-playing activities. The program has been deployed in more than 30 schools in North Texas, touching more than 20,000 students since its launch in 2016. It is now being rolled out throughout Texas in partnership with other health-related institutions as part of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC).

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Dec. 08, 2022

Dr. Trivedi recognized as 2022 Highly Cited Researcher

Dr. Trivedi is one of the more than 20 UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists that are among the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers listed in the top 1% of researchers from across the globe demonstrating significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields of research. Out of nearly 8 million researchers in the world over the last decade, less than 1% have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers that rank in the top 1% of citations for their field and a year.

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Dec. 03, 2022

CDRC faculty and staff join the Perot Museum's Community Day

The CDRC joined with more than 50 UT Southwestern colleagues for medIDEAs at the Perot for the Perot Museum’s Community Day 10th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, December 3rd to bring science into the community. This work is part of an important ongoing collaboration with partners in STEM outreach as well as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The CDRC helped to educate over 5500+ museum guests about mental health, brain development, Texas Resilience Against Depression, Youth Aware of Mental Health, EVEXIA, and more as well as engage in several games and activities centering on the brain.

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Nov. 17, 2022

CDRC research and clinical strategies highlighted by local news outlet, WFAA

Dr. Trivedi and the CDRC receive mention for their research looking into ways to determine the causes of depression and better types of treatment.

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Nov. 14, 2022

CDRC work highlighted by local news outlet, WFAA

The CDRC's Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program receives recognition this month for their mental health promotion and resilience work with North Texas youth.

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Nov. 14, 2022

CDRC work highlighted by local news outlet, WFAA

Dr. Trivedi and the CDRC receives recognition this month for their work on suicide prevention and research in North Texas.

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Nov. 9, 2022

Brainstorm Podcast Series: episode 6

This episode, hosted by Kathryn Forbes, features Marcellina Melvin, MA, LPC—the Deputy Director of The Hackett Center for Mental Health—in conversation with Dr. Madhukar Trivedi about health disparities among communities of color and the research and public policy initiatives that work to improve our mental health care system and advance health equity.

Listen to episode 6 on PodBean
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Nov. 09, 2022

CDRC visits El Paso TX-YDSRN team

The CDRC is highlighting community involvement in the Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network (TX-YDSRN) where Dr. Shane Snyder visited a research site affiliated with the health-related academic institution in El Paso to build relationships with the research staff, comprehend site processes, and facilitate researchers on the project.

Learn more about TX-YDSRN
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Nov. 01, 2022

CDRC manuscript selected for "Editor's Choice" article

We would like to congratulate our team: Dr. Jha, Dr. Chin Fatt, Dr. Minhajuddin, Taryn Mayes, JD Berry, & Dr. Trivedi for their article being selected for Editor's Choice article in Psycho­neuro­endocrinology's October 2022 publication.
Our team continues to be on the cutting edge of brain health, and we are proud that the community can see our hard work through these journals.

Read it here
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Oct. 29, 2022

AFSP’s Welcome to the Out of the Darkness DFW Metro Walk

CDRC Faculty, Drs. Rabia Ayvaci and Cherise Chin Fatt, along with AFSP program staff attend the Out of the Darkness DFW Metro Walk to support suicide awareness and prevention.

Learn more about our work with suicide prevention
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Oct. 26, 2022

Brainstorm Podcast Series: episode 5

What really IS depression? What does depression research entail? How does research work, who benefits from it, why is participation so important, and how can we progress it even further? If you’ve ever wondered how research studies are conducted, this episode is for you! Episode 5 features special guests Dr. Manish Jha, Dr. Geoffrey Obel, and Dr. DeWanda Harris Trimiar in discussion about research study protocols, diversity in participation, safety and privacy, and community research design.

Listen to episode 5 on PodBean
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Oct. 20, 2022

CDRC site leads all national sites with 23 participants randomized to date in STIMULUS study.

The purpose of the STIMULUS study is to evaluate the use of respective Transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on individuals who use methamphetamine or cocaine. Research is needed to develop new substance use disorder treatments and to determine how to best broadly disseminate the treatments that are currently available and effective. Researchers and treatment providers in the Clinical Trials Network’s Big South/West Node contribute their expertise to solving this crisis impacting our nation and our Southern region.

Learn more about the STIMULUS study
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Oct. 18, 2022

Dr. Trivedi joins YMCA 2022 Key Leaders Luncheon

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas held its annual YMCA Key Leaders Luncheon panel "Spirit, Mind, & Body: supporting Mental Wellbeing in Our Youth". Over 400 guests joined the Y to hear a focused conversation about the mental well-being of our youth with featuring panelists: Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dr. Jessica Gomez, Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director of Momentous Institute; and Sonya Parker Goode, Director of Outreach and Education at Grant Halliburton Foundation.

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Oct. 13, 2022

CDRC presents at GEM Cedar Hill Autumn Event

CDRC Faculty, Drs. Cherise Chin Fatt and Jane Foster joined the GEM event to share information about their work. The CDRC's own, Harmony Hilton presented about our newest program, Blue Steel, and the importance of resilience. Attendees included 350 female student-athletes between the 9th-12th grades.

Find out more about Blue Steel
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Oct. 12, 2022

Brainstorm Podcast Series: episode 4

Kathryn Forbes interviews Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and special guest Tom Osborne, the co-founder and CEO of Shamiri Institute, about evidence-based youth interventions. This discussion includes topics such as contextual and cultural understanding of mental health approaches, the meaning of stigma, and the impact of peer support. The Shamiri Institute is a youth-led organization that provides affordable, evidence-based and personalized mental health care to young people across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Listen to episode 4 on PodBean
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Oct. 3, 2022

Brainstorm Podcast Series: episode 3

CDRC's own, Kathryn Forbes interviews Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and special guest Kelly Davis, Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health America, about youth lived experiences, community networks, and research. Kelly opens up honestly about her own mental health journey, her experience navigating the mental healthcare landscape, and how this has all led to the amazing work she does today. Learn about the ways that we can advance mental health services and support for youth, in schools and beyond.

Listen to episode 3 on PodBean
CDRC brings Blue Steel to GEM

Sept. 22, 2022

CDRC brings Blue Steel to GEM

As part of our ongoing community engagement, the CDRC did a second Blue Steel cohort with GEM (Girls Empowered by the Mavericks) in collaboration with UT Southwestern’s Pediatric Group and the Office of Communications at Dunbar High School with over 100 student athletes. The program, for girls ages 9-14+, is comprised of various educational and interactive sessions that engage, inspire, and empower young females. These tremendous athletes were empowered, inspired, and educated with Dr. Adrienne Mays and Ms. Harmony Hilton over Blue Steel constructs of resilience, self-monitoring, and building a personalized mental health toolkit. Please contact us at the CDRC to bring Blue Steel to your school and educational organization!

Learn more about Blue Steel here.
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Sept. 18, 2022

CDRC at UT Southwestern's RedBird Opening Celebration

As part of our ongoing community engagement, Dr. Jane Foster represented the CDRC at UT Southwestern's Redbird grand opening [HealthFest]. Dr. Foster joined the 'Ask a Doc' booth to share her knowledge about gut microbes, and our longitudinal research studies that are part of the T-RAD program.

Learn more about our T-RAD program.
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Sept. 14, 2022

Brainstorm Podcast Series: episode 2

What is the difference between mental illness and mental health? How can we make the shift from being reactive to being proactive? How can we promote recovery of the whole person, rather than just treat the symptoms? In this episode, Kathryn Forbes interviews Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and Dr. Anne Fuller about strategies to reduce risk, promote resilience, and ultimately prevent depression in adolescents. Learn about the importance of early identification and about CDRC research and outreach programs that are working to improve our understanding of youth mental health.

Listen to episode 2 on PodBean
Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast Series

Medscape Podcast, episode 6

Dr. Trivedi hosts Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast series on Major Depressive Disorder. In this episode, Dr. Trivedi discusses the role and future of psychedelics for the treatment of major depressive disorder with Dr. Greg Fonzo.

Mood and the Microbiome

Sept. 08, 2022

Unraveling the relationship between gut microbes and brain health

The role of the microbiome in intestinal and systemic health has garnered close attention among researchers for many years. Now evidence is mounting that this collection of microorganisms in the human gut can also impact a person’s neurological and emotional health, according to a recent perspective article in Science by neuroscientist Jane Foster, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry.

Read about it on UT Southwestern's Newsroom.
Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast Series

Medscape Podcast, episode 5

Dr. Trivedi hosts Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast series on Major Depressive Disorder. In this episode, Dr. Trivedi discusses the role of sleep in major depressive disorder with Dr. Andrew Krystal.

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Aug. 31, 2022

Brainstorm Podcast Series: Season 2, episode 1

The CDRC's own, Kathryn Forbes interviews Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and three special guests—a clinical psychologist, a pediatrician, and a minister—about adolescent risk and the protective factors that can prevent mood disorders and promote mental health and well-being in adolescents.

Listen to episode 1 on PodBean.
Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast Series

Medscape Podcast, episode 4

Dr. Trivedi hosts Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast series on Major Depressive Disorder. In this episode, Dr. Trivedi discusses applying measurement-based care in the treatment of major depressive disorder with Dr. Bradley Gaynes.


July 2022

CDRC Team Present at STEAM Summer Camp

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and CDRC Faculty and staff join the AT&T Performing Arts Center STEAM Summer Camp to educate campers on mental health and wellness.

Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast Series

Medscape Podcast, episode 3

Dr. Trivedi hosts Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast series on Major Depressive Disorder. In this episode, Dr. Trivedi discusses the role and future of gut microbiome research in major depressive disorder with Dr. Jane A. Foster.

Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast Series

Medscape Podcast, episode 2

Dr. Trivedi hosts Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast series on Major Depressive Disorder. In this episode, Dr. Trivedi discusses the role of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in major depressive disorder with Dr. Jonathan Downar.

Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast Series

Medscape Podcast, episode 1

Dr. Trivedi hosts Medscape's InDiscussion Podcast series on Major Depressive Disorder. In this episode, Dr. Trivedi discusses novel treatments with Ketamine and Esketamine in major depressive disorder with Dr. Manish Jha.

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