Archive Tag: Funding

Sam Emaminejad receives NARSAD grant for research on molecular biomarkers for depression

Congratulations to Sam Emaminejad, assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at UCLA, for receiving a NARSAD grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.  The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation recognizes scientists that are considered game-changers in the field of mental health research. In the past NARSAD grant recipients have gone on to shape Read more

Jessica Lynch Alfaro, an anthropology associate professor, said if an opossum gets hit by a car, sometimes the babies in the pouch survive and may be fostered by people. In Los Angeles, it is a more common practice to take them to the California Wildlife Center.
(Courtesy of Jessica Lynch Alfaro)

With a prize of $225,000 from the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, UCLA researchers will survey residents and study mammals such as squirrels, raccoons and possums in a three-part study starting in April 2017 to better understand the relationship between animals and humans. Researchers will study the pathogens animals carry, how humans interact with mammals, and further document biodiversity in Los Angeles in order to uncover how Read more

View of downtown Los Angeles from the hillside overlooking the Hollywood Bowl.
Mark Esguerra

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge awarded its second round of research grants—totaling $1 million—to eight projects focusing on renewable energy, transportation and mobility, and urban ecosystems. The funded projects address subjects including: the development of hybrid solar-thermal energy systems to increase renewable energy sources, the study of electric vehicles (EV) charging to improve EV charging infrastructure and grid stabilization, and the analysis of urban ecosystem species to assess and develop sustainable management plans for the Los Angeles region.

For a complete list of projects awarded this year, read more at UCLA Newsroom. Read more

Joan Asarnow
UCLA Health

Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among those between the ages of 10 and 24 in the United States. In an effort to reduce rising suicide rates among young people, Joan Asarnow (Psychiatry), is leading two new prevention programs. The first of the prevention programs, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is a clinical trial that will study 300 people ages 12 to 24 and provide two kinds of care strategies Read more

Meet the Max Gray Fellows

The Max Gray Fund for Depression Research was established in October 2014 by Laurie Davis Gray, in loving memory of her son Max Gray. Since its inception, the fund to date has raised almost $400,000 and funded four Max Gray Fellows in the Adult and Child Mood Disorders Clinics at the Semel Institute at UCLA. The purpose of the Max Gray Fellowship is to inspire a new generation of innovative research in mood disorders. Please continue reading to learn about the first four fellows.

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