Washington students are facing a mental health crisis; here’s why schools are on the front lines

The Chronicle | April 4, 2021

Jason Kilmer, PhD, is teaming up with the Washington State Health Care Authority and its education and health departments to collect data on how significantly the pandemic has affected the well-being of Washington children.


Garvey investigators look at gut-brain connection and the effects of trauma

April 8, 2021

Kathleen Pagulayan, PhD, Abigail Schindler, PhD, and Rebecca Hendrickson, MD, PhD, are looking for a connection between the gut microbiome and the chronic symptoms experienced by some Veterans following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). If successful, their findings could lead to the development of a new treatment option for the thousands of servicemembers who have persistent mental health and cognitive problems years after coming home from war.



Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds - Competence to Stand Trial and Civil Commitment: Are they related?

April 23, 2021 | 12-1 PM

Debra A. Pinals, MD, will review current trends in addressing challenges in the criminal competency system and explore use of civil commitment as one strategy to address complex issues that has its own benefits and limitations.