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With $12 million in federal funding, UCLA to expand reach of its depression treatment

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, to lead research into the mental health of community college students as element of $12 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Based on a promising pilot program that screens for and treats depression in college students, researchers and faculty with UCLA’s Depression Grand Challenge have received a five-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to increase the reach of their efforts.

The funding will enable the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge team to refine and expand the care program known as STAND, or Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression.

The highly competitive federal funding supports the establishment of a campus research center under the National Institute of Mental Health’s program called Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness, or ALACRITY.

by Jessica Wolf