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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) is more than a medical institution. It is a dynamic, focused, and integrated network of clinical physicians, researchers, and medical students, dedicated to meeting the individual needs of patients, while advancing clinical excellence and knowledge in the field of psychiatry. Located in the cultural center of Cleveland, OH, UHCMC offers a unique and vibrant location for patients, professionals, and students alike. Combined with cutting edge treatment services, experienced clinical physicians, and nationally recognized medical programs, University Hospital's Cleveland Medical Center is in a class by itself. The Department of Psychiatry does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran under U.S. federal law.

Development Award to Fund Midlife Wellness for Women Study

Dr. Danette Conklin, Director of Midlife Wellness, was recently awarded a Minority Faculty Development Award, a three-year research award funded by University Hospitals of Cleveland. The purpose of this award is to support research and career development for minority, junior faculty who exhibit a commitment to a career in academic medicine and possess superior academic and clinical skills. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Conklin will be conducting an exploratory study using cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT) for women with mood disorders (depression or bipolar disorder) who are transitioning through menopause. This study is being done to determine if CBGT improves quality of life, decreases daily life interference and reduces problematic hot flashes and/or night sweats differently in African-American females compared to Caucasian females diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder with or without an anxiety disorder. For more information on this study, please see the Mood Disorders Ongoing Studies page at or call 216/844-2862.

Research Watch

A monthly newsletter created and managed by psychiatry residents at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals. 


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