Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – May 2011
Outreach Partnership Program Holds 12th Annual Meeting
When: March 21–24, 2011
Where: Houston, TX
Institute: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
In March, NIMH convened the annual meeting of the Outreach Partnership Program, a national science dissemination and clinical trials promotion initiative carried out through Outreach Partners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The meeting featured scientific updates from NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel, as well as other NIMH staff and NIMH grantees, and highlighted children's mental health and mental health disparities. The meeting kicked off with a dinner panel discussion on the mental health needs of veterans.
During the course of the three-day meeting, researchers presented information on topics such as sensitive periods for development of mental disorders, suicide risk detection and depression prevention in children and adolescents, needs of victims of intimate partner violence, cognitive training for young people with or at risk for psychosis, cultural adaptation of prevention programs, and community re-entry of multi-ethnic female inmate populations. Attendees also heard an overview of the Institute's Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health.
If you would like more information on the Outreach Partnership Program, please visit www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partnership-program/index.shtml.