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By Karen Deppa – The mission of the MAPP Magazine is first to keep University of Pennsylvania Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program (MAPP) alumni connected, and second to share the wide range of our applications of positive psychology with a broader audience to inspire collaboration and growth in the field.   This issue of MAPP…

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An NIMH-supported study suggests that adolescents living through the COVID-19 pandemic may be experiencing more anxiety and depression symptoms and accelerated brain aging.

Read More COVID-19 Pandemic Associated With Worse Mental Health and Accelerated Brain Development in Adolescents

During this talk, Ashlee Cunsolo, Ph.D., will discuss the profound, cumulative, and complex mental health outcomes of the climate crisis.

Read More Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Ecological Grief and Anxiety: A Healthy Response to Climate Change

During this talk, Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Ph.D., will discuss the importance of insider researchers–researchers who are members of the populations being studied–in biomedical and behavioral research.

Read More Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Transformative Research Requires Insider Researchers

Dr. Elisabeth A. Murray has been honored with the 2022 Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Neuroscience recognizing her distinguished career in biomedical research and dedication to mentoring future leaders in neuroscience.

Read More Dr. Elisabeth Murray Honored With Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award

In one of the largest genetic studies of its kind researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health identified variations in 10 genes that significantly raise the risk for schizophrenia—information that could help identify new treatment targets.

Read More Rare Genetic Variation in 10 Genes Substantially Raise the Risk for Schizophrenia

In a virtual fireside chat, Serena Spudich, M.D., M.A., and NIMH Director Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss the impact of HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 viruses on the central nervous system, similarities and differences in the pathology and clinical effects, and how this knowledge could inform research and interventions for SARS-CoV-2.

Read More Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 Effects on Brain and Mind Health: A Tale of Two Viruses

A coalition of leaders at NIH outline how the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative is uniquely poised to lead and engage with communities and agencies globally to address the health effects associated with climate change.

Read More Media Advisory: NIH’s Climate and Health Initiative Tackles Global Health Effects Associated With a Climate change