This imaging will be conducted in parallel in children and rodent models, bridging the associational studies possible in humans and direct causal studies in rats and mice. Hal Stern, the Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, who will direct approaches for creating mathematical cross-species models of fragmented and unpredictable maternal signals.
will explore the relationship between early development and subsequent vulnerabilities.
group also will provide statistical support for each of the projects, with an emphasis on integrating results of different data types (imaging, genetic and behavioral) at different ages to enhance the understanding of how adolescent mental health disorders develop. About the Conte Center grants: Since 1988, the National Institute of Mental Health
has encouraged scientists to seek funding for projects in which a unifying, well-defined question could be approached from many angles and at many levels (for example, genetic, molecular, clinical and behavioral) via its Centers for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders and Centers for Neuroscience Research.
In 1993, these centers were renamed in memory of U.S. Rep.