The IMHR Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Mental Health Research is our newest way to reward outstanding achievements in the science of mental health! Applications are due in October and the awards gala will be held in November. Visit our page to learn more!
Focus on Mental Health: IMHR’s Monthly Event Series
IMHR and IMHR Epicenter have collaborated to bring you a series of monthly talks about mental health from some of the best and brightest researchers, doctors, and scientists! Check out our events page to learn more about our upcoming talks!
IMHR’s Research Grant Cycles
As always, our primary focus and mission is to fund research in mental health, so keep your eyes peeled for more information on our upcoming grant cycles!
Women’s Mental Health Educational Event
This presentation by Dr. Heather Bimonte-Nelson will focus on the nuances of and research into women’s mental health. She will be discussing a variety of topics within that subject, and this presentation is sure to be fantastic!
The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) provides critical seed funding for research in the field of mental health. IMHR provides creative investigators and research teams the initial funding they require to explore the complex mechanisms that underlie the psychological and neurobiological processes of mental disorders. The goal of IMHR’s efforts is to further understand the nature of mental disorders, their effect on the individual and their family, and to develop effective treatments to ameliorate them.
$2 million dollars
Follow-up research support from federal and foundation sources has brought $10.64 for every dollars that IMHR has invested in seed projects
A total of 49 research scientists have received seed support since 2001
THE IMHR BOARD
Keith Crnic, Ph.D.
Michael F. Meyer
Mary Davis, Ph.D.
Mark Landy, CPA
Sara T. Gordon
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Have You Heard? IMHR’s First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis is Coming to Phoenix in February!
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