Archive Tag: External Coverage

Discover Magazine’s November 2019 issue highlighted the Depression Grand Challenge’s (DGC) efforts to understand the genetic and environmental causes of depression with the ultimate goal of developing new and better treatments. The author provided details about the series of studies designed to uncover the genetic and environmental causes of depression.

Read more

UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge director Cassie Rauser was featured on Spectrum News 1’s “Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen” on September 30, 2019 to preview the upcoming 2019 Environmental Report Card on Water for Los Angeles County. The report card offers a comprehensive analysis of the region’s efforts to move toward a more resilient and sustainable local water supply.

Read more

A Forbes post titled “Addressing Mental Health Challenges on College Campuses” showcased the different approaches college campuses are taking to address the ever-increasing student need and demand for mental health services. Such university strategies include implementing digital counseling services, researching student mental health and potential new treatment methods, and reducing stigma by focusing on knowledge barriers that may exist.

Read more

UCLA and Zócalo Public Square hosted a panel titled, “Is Depression a 21st-Century Epidemic”, on September 11, 2019 in Washington D.C. The panel was moderated by Amy Ellis Nutt (former science writer for The Washington Post) and focused on how to approach diagnosing, preventing, and treating depression in the modern age. Panelists included Shelli Avenevoli (deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health) and UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) Executive Committee members Nelson Freimer (psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences professor and director of the DGC) and Michelle Craske (psychology and psychiatry professor and director of the Innovative Treatment Network within the DGC).

Read more