Events

Past News/Events:

The Partnered Research Evaluation was accepted as a Round Table Discussion, titled “The Effect of Community Engagement in Research on Partnered Projects’ Outcomes” at the 2011 American Sociological Association Conference August 21 in Las Vegas . The research team includes Dmitry Khodyakov, Susan E. Stockdale, Felica Jones, Healthy African American Families; Elizabeth Ohito, Elizabeth Lizaola, and Joseph Mango. Click Here for Further Details.

The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry interviewed Dr. Bonnie Zima on the new initiatives that are designed to evaluate and endorse standards for child outcomes and health quality measurements. Click Here to listen to the Podcast.

The Partnered Research Evaluation was accepted as a Round Table Discussion, titled “The Effect of Community Engagement in Research on Partnered Projects’ Outcomes” at the 2011 American Sociological Association Conference August 21 in Las Vegas . The research team includes Dmitry Khodyakov, Susan E. Stockdale, Felica Jones, Andrea Jones, Elizabeth Ohito, Elizabeth Lizaola, and Joseph Mango.

PRC partners Rev. Ron and Mrs. Aziza Wright will be honored for 25 years of serving their community and promoting recovery on Sunday, August 21. Click here to read the article in the LA Sentinel and for more information.

MHSRThe 2011 NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research was held July 27-28, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Bonnie Zima’s article, “A High-Risk Population Revealed” is featured in the Taking Issue section of the June 2011 issue of Psychiatric Services. Click Here to Read Dr. Zima’s Article; Also Dr. Zima’s article, “Quality of care for childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a managed care Medicaid program” published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was selected for the 2011 Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention- Deficit Disorder. The award of $5,000 is given annually for the best paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on attention-deficit disorder written by a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Click here to read the abstract.

ayoung Dr. Alex Young’s EQUIP Weight Implementation abstract was selected as one of the most outstanding abstracts for this June’s AcademyHealth.

bspringgate Dr. Ben Springgate (Tulane University) co-authored a thought-provoking piece on Accountable Care Organizations and Community Empowerment that was published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).

PolicyForum1 Thursday, March 31, 2011 NIMH PRC Policy Forum: Impact on Health Reform and Parity Legislation on Behavioral Health Services: Finding Partnered Solutions for Local Communities The forum was head at the Holman United Methodist Church and featured the following speakers: Dr. Haiden Huskamp, Dr. Francisca Azocar, Dr. Michael Ong, Dr. Kenneth Wells, Dr. Kavita Patel, Ms. Felica Jones, Dr. Roderick Shaner, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, Dr. Wayne Sugita, Ms. Loretta Jones, and Mr. Ron Schraiber.

RAND recently hosted the forum, “From Management to Recovery: Emerging Approaches to Serious Mental Illness” with Steve Lopez (Los Angeles Times), Ted Sapp (The Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Foundation for the Artistically Gifted Mentally Ill), Ron Schraiber (Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health), Alexander S. Young, M.D. (VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network; RAND Corporation, UCLA), and Paul Koegel (RAND Health). CLICK HERE to watch a photo/audio review of the forum.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 UCLA Media and Medicine for Communities presented “An Evening with Author Ned Vizzini.” Ned is the author of “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”, which was recently adapted to film from Focus Features starring Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis. Ned spoke about his inspiration for “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” and his journey through depression and offered advice on how not to go crazy in college. His talk was followed by a Q&A on writing and mental health co-moderated by UCLA child psychiatrist Dr. Bowen Chung and Ron Schraiber from the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.

Partners

cpiclogoCommunity Partners in Care (CPIC) nominated for UCLA Program of the Year by the UCLA Department of Government and Community Relations. Community Partners in Care, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is a community-academic partnered, randomized comparative effectiveness trial of community engagement and planning across agencies, compared to more traditional technical assistance to individual agencies, to promote implementation of evidence-based programs for depression, and the resulting impact on health and employment outcomes for community members. The entire program is community-academic co-led through a diverse council representing leaders from all over Los Angeles County, academic partners UCLA and RAND and lead community partners HAAF (Healthy African American Families), BHS (Behavioral Health Services), and QueensCare. For more information, please visit www.communitypartnersincare.org

paper writing company logoAcademic Writing Research Project supports the ongoing education-wide effort to cultivate the culture of academic proficiency. Main purposes are: support scholars as they overcome mistakes; conflict resolution by providing support, education, and facilities; ethical decision-making. Main goal is to provide the community with writing workshops and lessons learned. Preliminary results of anonymous survey have shown that 73% of students don’t understand the basics of academic writing integrity correctly. This led to “unintentional” and “accidental” misconducts in study process. AWRP (Academic Writing Research Project) is a 100% non-profit initiative with mission to educate students about the main principles of academic writing culture.

IMDC_ConferenceFriday, December 3, 2010: UCLA Semel Institute Integrated Study Center in Mood Disorders presented “Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Moving Towards Personalized Medicine.” Speakers: Kenneth Wells, MD, MPH (UCLA), Loretta Jones, MA (HAAF), Felica Jones (HAAF), Elizabeth Dixon, RN, PhD (Queenscare), Bowen Chung, MD, MSHS (UCLA), Abdul-Jabbar Salaam Jami (Avalon Carver Community Center). Presentation: “Depression in the Community”