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NAMI Policy Research Institute Task Force on Serious Mental Illness ResearchNAMI’s Policy Research Institute convened a task force on research to help identify the ways in which significant advances in research and treatment can be achieved. Members of the task force are listed in the appendix. Specifically, the task force addressed the following questions to provide a roadmap to serious mental illness recovery and cure:
The Research Task Force members, including experts and NAMI members, met on December 16, 2003 at Mount Sinai Medical School, to discuss this agenda. The meeting included presentations by several experts on the research needs in various relevant areas, including basic, clinical, and health services research as well as specific populations, including children and adolescents, aging individuals, and individuals from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds with severe mental illnesses. The discussion built on efforts by the National Advisory Mental Health Council and other sources. Ten recommendations were developed, which were approved by the NAMI Board of Directors at its January, 2004 meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting’s discussion and recommendations are described in the report.
Read the full report, Roadmap to Recovery & Cure (March 18, 2004; PDF, 497kb)
Task Force MembersEdward M. Scolnick, M.D., President Emeritus of Merck Research Laboratories, and Ken Duckworth, M.D, NAMI’s Medical Director, child psychiatrist, and former mental health department administrator, will co-chair the Task Force.
The executive committee of NAMI’s Scientific Council served as coordinating members of the Task Force: Jack Gorman, M.D., Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Carol Tamminga, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Robert Drake, M.D., Director of the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, and Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Xavier Amador, Ph.D.
Barbara Burns, Ph.D.
Amy Campbell, J.D., M. Bioethics
Bruce Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael J.Cohen, M.A.,CAGS
Susan Essock, Ph.D.
Ellen Frank, Ph.D.
Edward Foulks, M.D., Ph.D.
Ronald Kessler, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.
Alan Metz, M.D.
Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D.
Anand Pandya, M.D.
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Charles Reynolds, III, M.D.