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Clinical psychologist and social justice advocate joins UCLA Depression Grand Challenge to advance justice, equity, inclusion policy

The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge appoints clinical psychologist Isabelle Lanser as the inaugural social justice policy analyst to advance the program’s commitment to justice, equity and inclusion. In this role, Lanser will serve as an internal advocate to help ensure that the program’s research and actions promote awareness and understanding for all population groups, being […]

UCLA and global experts seek colleague input for digital sensing in mental health research standards

Leading mental health and computer science researchers, industry experts, advocates and funders who participated in the Digital Sensing Workshop held at UCLA in the winter of 2023 are seeking additional review and input from colleagues and other stakeholders for a shared vision, common standards and recommendations they created to facilitate the use of digital sensing […]

Apple cites UCLA Depression Grand Challenge research; launches innovative mental health features for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices

During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple cited UCLA Depression Grand Challenge mental health research findings and expertise in demonstrating the importance of caring for your mental health. The company also announced groundbreaking new mental health features for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users.

Alumni learn about UCLA’s commitment to addressing the world’s greatest health challenge of the 21st century

Depression is a growing global epidemic only accelerated by the pandemic, and even more reason why the world needs the concerted effort of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, said Director of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Dr. Nelson Freimer, addressing a group of UCLA alumni during Mental Health Awareness Month. “It [the DGC] is something […]

UCLA Depression Research Registry hits 20K participants, gears up to add more Angelenos

More than 20,000 people have enrolled in the UCLA Depression Research Registry, which improves and streamlines longstanding obstacles to recruiting participants for medical research. The registry is now expanding outreach to invite all Angelenos. To learn more about this collaboration between the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge and the UCLA Center for SMART Health, and how […]