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 clinical 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 have also served 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, Van Andel Research Institute, Northwell Health, Emory University, Medical University of South Carolina, Spectrum Health, and Johns Hopkins
VAI, Pine Rest Study Shows Biomarkers Can Predict Depression in Pregnancy
Findings from a new study led by scientists at Van Andel Institute and Pine Rest show that biomarkers in the blood can help predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy. The team’s findings could give physicians a much-needed tool to identify women who may be at risk for depression and better tailor their care throughout pregnancy.
Signs of inflammation in the blood reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy, reports a new study led by scientists at Van Andel Institute and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. The team’s analysis established a set...
Dr. Percifield’s presentation and research poster, ‘Suicidality and Psychosis Following Vaping Related Lung Injury’, explores how using e-cigarettes to vape tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) “places individuals at a significantly...