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How the GOP Healthcare Bill Threatens Children

March 23, 2017

Harold Koplewicz and Elizabeth Planet, President and Executive Director of the Child Mind Institute, write an op-ed for Time Magazine about how the proposed GOP healthcare bill would take away key provisions of the Affordable Care Act for children with serious mental health disorders.

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Child Mind Institute Announces 2017 Change Maker Award Nominees and Opens Voting

March 21, 2017

The Child Mind Institute announced the nominees for Outstanding Organization and Local Hero, the two crowd-sourced awards that will be presented at the 2017 Change Maker Awards in May. The Change Maker Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are making positive change in children’s mental health and raising awareness of the need for early intervention to help kids lead healthy lives. Voting is open to the public from March 21 to April 4 at https://childmind.org/campaign/2017-change-maker-awards. Winners will be announced in late April.

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Child Mind Institute to Partner with City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center on Annual Rising Scientist Awards

March 6, 2017

The Child Mind Institute announced today that it will partner with The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC) on the annual Rising Scientist Awards, which recognize rising high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional promise in science and a specific interest in child mental health and pediatric neuroscience. Nominations open today and winners will receive a $2000 scholarship to be awarded at the Child Mind Institute’s On the Shoulders of Giants scientific symposium, which will be held at The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center in the fall.

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The Child Mind Institute Highlighted for not taking money from the Pharmaceutical Industry

March 3, 2017

The Child Mind Institute is highlighted for not taking money from the pharmaceutical industry.

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Child Mind Institute Recognized for High Standards Regarding Donation Sources

Many patient advocacy groups have ties to industry, a New England Journal of Medicine study shows. The Child Mind Institute is unique in its transparent dedication to being completely independent and refusing funding from pharmaceutical companies.

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Patient Groups Are Supposed to Represent Patients. But Many Have Deep Ties To Industry

March 2, 2017

The Child Mind Institute is highlighted for not taking industry money.

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Patient Advocacy Groups Have Close Ties With Industry, But Some Lack Transparency

March 1, 2017

The Child Mind Institute is highlighted for not taking industry money.

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Tackling Dark Themes, Broadway Hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Strikes a Chord

February 24, 2017

The musical and how it addresses mental health is featured.

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Child Mind Institute Researcher and Colleagues Unveil Mindboggle, a first-of-its-kind tool for Studying Brain Shape and Structure and their Relation to Mental Health Disorders

February 23, 2017

Child Mind Institute researchers have developed Mindboggle, a powerful, new tool for studying the detailed shape of brain structures that will help open the door to the potential discovery of brain-based biomarkers to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. In a new study published today in PLoS Computational Biology, the Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Arno Klein and colleagues present data from their evaluation and testing of Mindboggle, using the most extensive and precisely labeled set of publicly available brain images in the world. Their proof-of-concept results reveal measurable brain-based differences correlated with the presence of Alzheimer’s, suggesting the possibility of morphometry-based clinical evaluations of risk for that and other brain-based diseases, including psychiatric disorders. The study is the largest shape analysis of human brains ever conducted.

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DeVos needs to focus on mental health in school-aged children

February 10, 2017

Elizabeth Planet, Executive Director of the Child Mind Institute, writes an op-ed for The Hill about the need for Betsy DeVos to work with families and educators so that children with mental health and learning disorders may realize their full potential at school.

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