“We have a lot of work to do to understand the brain. We want to help people get well and live fuller and productive lives.” -Eric Achtyes, MD
→VIDEO: Collaborating with Michigan State University – College Of Human Medicine and the Van Andel Institute
Research at Pine Rest
Research offers the opportunity for our staff and patients to be involved in novel and innovative approaches to psychiatric care. By partnering with the biotechnology community, industry and academia-based research programs, Pine Rest demonstrates its dedication to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
The Pine Rest clinican staff and MSU College of Human Medicine faculty members have been published in several high impact scientific journals on depression, schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder, bioethics, epidemiology, inflammation, smoking cessation, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and platelet function, and have worked on projects involving pharmacogenomics, electroconvulsive therapy, new depression screening tools and psychotropic medications, biomarkers of depression, and the impact of forgiveness and spirituality on treatment outcomes. Clinical staff and faculty members also serve as reviewers for numerous peer-reviewed journals as well as members of institutional review boards and NIH study sections.
Some of our recent research collaborations have included partnerships with Duke University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Mayo Clinic, McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate), Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburg, Van Andel Research Institute and Washington University Saint Louis.
Research Studies Open to Enrollment
Other Research Studies
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Electroconvulsive Therapy versus Usual Care for the Acute Management of Severe Agitation in Alzheimer’s Dementia (ECT-AD)
National Institute on Aging (NIA) and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
About the Project
Collaboration with McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate, Belmont, Massachusetts), Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia), Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota), Northwell Health (Manhattan, New York City, New York) and The Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, South Carolina).
Safety and Utility of Electroconvulsive Therapy for Agitation and Aggression in Dementia
Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode Early Treatment Program (RAISE study)
Collaboration with Cherry Health (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
- The RAISE early treatment program for first-episode psychosis: background, rationale, and study design.
- Cardiometabolic risk in patients with first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders: baseline results from the RAISE-ETP study.
- Comprehensive Versus Usual Community Care for First-Episode Psychosis: 2-Year Outcomes From the NIMH RAISE Early Treatment Program.
- Cost-Effectiveness of Comprehensive, Integrated Care for First Episode Psychosis in the NIMH RAISE Early Treatment Program.
Pine Rest / MSU Depression Summit for Researchers and Clinicians
On November 13-14, 2017, Pine Rest and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU) hosted their first Depression Summit in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to draw attention to the problem of depression and stimulate research. Together with MSU, Pine Rest is an associate member of the National Network of Depression Centers.
- J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD: “NNDC’s Signature Goal: Improving Outcomes for Patients with Depression and Bipolar Disorders“
- J. John Mann, MD: “Matching Antidepressant Action with the Pathophysiology of Major Depression”
- Evonne Edwards, PhD: “Big Data at Pine Rest: A Summary of Quality Improvement and Research Opportunities”
- Lena Brundin, MD PhD: “Inflammatory Mechanisms in Suicidality and Peripartum Depression”
- Jennifer Johnson, PhD: “Psychosocial Treatments for Major Depression in Justice-Involved Individuals”
- Briana Mezuk, PhD: “Depression and Frailty: Separating the Signal from the Noise”
It is a 5-year study to investigate the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat severe agitation and aggression in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The study was made possible by a 5-year award which is expected to total $11.8 million…
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Psychiatry Residency Program highlighted the research done by its psychiatry residents and staff at a research symposium on May 30. On display were 18 projects, case reviews and journal article presentations. Four of the…
“Validation of Computerized Adaptive Testing in an Outpatient Nonacademic Setting: The VOCATIONS Trial,” was published online in “Psychiatric Services in Advance” in June and will be in the October print edition. Three Pine Rest staff members were involved: Scott Halstead,...
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