IMHR Releases Request for Application for Research Grant
The Institute for Mental Health Research invites applications for pilot studies to support basic science and clinical research. The pilot study program is designed to facilitate new research on mental and emotional disorders and mental health, broadly defined.
We encourage proposals related to IMHR's focus on the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental illness and the promotion of mental, emotional and behavioral health from a developmental lifespan perspective. The study of mental health and illness in children, adolescents, and adults and later in life all fall within the scope of our mission. IMHR also encourages, but does not require, the submission of applications for studies of Hispanic and Native American populations.
The mission of the Institute for Mental Health Research encourages collaboration between institutions. Therefore, in addition to individual grants of $20,000, the Institute may award $40,000 grants for research that demonstrates collaboration between two or more research institutions (e.g., universities or hospitals) within the state of Arizona.
For further information about the grants and application click here
Marwan Sabbagh M.D. is the founding director of the Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research under the umbrella of the Sun Health Research Institute. Opened in 2000, the Center, with Dr. Sabbagh as the principle investigator, has conducted more than 50 Clinical trials and studies on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as well as prostate cancer and Fibromyalgia. Dr. Sabbagh, a board-certified neurologist, received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is also the Associate Director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, a clinical instructor in the Sun Health St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Geriatric Fellowship Program, and a visiting scientist in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. He is also a staff physician at Boswell Memorial Hospital where he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Sabbagh served his residency in neurology at Baylor College of medicine and a fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the UCSD School of Medicine where he was on the faculty prior to joining Sun Health Research Institute.
Dr. Sabbagh has authored or co-authored more than 60 chapter reviews, and original papers on Alzheimer’s disease as well as authored an upcoming book on Alzheimer’s prevention.