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MoodNetwork to be featured at Partner’s Healthcare Connected Health Symposium

MoodNetwork Steering Committee member Susan Edgman-Levitan will be moderating a symposium for Direct to Consumer: Trends in Telehealth at the Connected Health Symposium presented by Partners Healthcare. This symposium is scheduled for Friday, October 30th in Boston, MA and will include researchers, executives, and policy-makers devoted to innovative thinking and promoting health technologies that support new models of care delivery. Participants will learn about new developments in the field of connected health, including devices, systems, and programs designed to reduce health care spending and keep patients healthy at home. Learn more here.

MoodNetwork part of NBC4’s Changing Minds

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MoodNetwork was featured on Changing Minds, a year-long television series on mental health issues produced by NBC4 in Washington, DC. On the show, Andrew Nierenberg, MD, principal investigator, Roberta Tovey, PhD, communications director, and Lizabeth Schuch, board member of the Washington Chapter of the DBSA, talked about the prevalence of depression and bipolar disorder, introduced MoodNetwork, and described its unique, collaborative approach to find better ways to treat mood disorders. Lizabeth Schuch also discussed the DBSA chapter as an important source of information and support for those living in the Washington area. View the broadcast online.

“Treating Co-Occurring Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder” podcast

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In a podcast produced by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Dr. Nierenberg discusses treatment for people who have co-occurring bipolar and anxiety and points out the benefits of joining MoodNetwork. Dr. Nierenberg is MoodNetwork’s principal investigator. Watch it here.

Andrew Nierenberg recognized by DBSA

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Andrew Nierenberg, MD, received the prestigious Klerman Award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) on May 17, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Nierenberg, Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the principal investigator of MoodNetwork. The awards are the highest honors that DBSA extends to members of the scientific community. Presented annually, they recognize researchers whose work contributes to understanding the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.

MoodNetwork awarded three-year funding to continue efforts

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MoodNetwork has been approved for a three-year Phase 2 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

This funding award continues PCORI’s support for MoodNetwork’s participation in PCORnet, a large, collaborative research initiative designed to link researchers, patient communities, clinicians, and health systems in productive research partnerships that leverage the power of large volumes of health data maintained by the partner networks. PCORnet will enable the nation to conduct clinical research more quickly and less expensively than is now possible and will ensure that research focuses on the questions and outcomes that matter most to patients and those who care for them.

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