UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Team Member Spotlight Series

April 30, 2018
UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Team Member Spotlight Series

The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) is honoring Mental Health Month (May) by sharing news coverage, facts, mental health tips and throwbacks to previous DGC campaigns. We are also initiating a new Team Member Spotlight Series to introduce you to more of the DGC Team Members. The series provides an opportunity to profile the passionate team members supporting the DGC’s efforts to cut the burden of depression in half by 2050 and eliminate it by the end of the century. Through this series, you will get to know the DGC team and what inspired them to go “all in” on this massive research initiative.

Get To Know Our Team

Inna Arnaudova, PhD (Innovative Treatment Network Program Manager & Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)
Carrie Bearden, PhD (Professor in Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA)
– Eliza Congdon, PhD (Project Director, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Human Studies)
– Michelle Craske, PhD (Executive Committee Member, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge)
Chris Douglas (Partnerships Strategist, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge)
– Scott Fears, MD, PhD (Interim Medical Director, Innovative Treatment Network, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge)
Jonathan Flint, MD (Executive Committee Member, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge)
Nelson Freimer, MD (Director, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge)
– Mark Frye, PhD (Lead Investigator, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Discovery Neuroscience Demonstration Project)
Jonathan Heldt, MD (Associate Program Director of Residency Education, Semel Institute)
Baljit S. Khakh, PhD (Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, Department of Physiology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine)
Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH (UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Co-Founder, UCLA Grand Challenges)
Kate Taylor, PhD (Director of Clinical Services, UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Innovative Treatment Network)

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