Teletherapy often leaves out older people. Here’s how a Washington researcher is trying to help them connect

Seattle Times | October 10, 2021

Debby Tsuang, MD, MSc, director of VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, with funding from the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, is studying how Black adults ages 60-80 respond to three modes of screening for mental health concerns: through written forms, phone interviews or video calls.


New faculty member Marco Pravetoni will lead a new Center for Medication Development for Substance Use Disorders

Department news | September 30, 2021

We’re excited to announce that Marco Pravetoni, PhD, will be joining our department as the inaugural holder of the Rick L. Seaver Endowed Professorship for Brain Wellness funded by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions. Dr. Pravetoni is an expert in the development of vaccines, antibody-based strategies, and small molecules to counteract opioid use disorders and […]


University of Minnesota announces clinical trial for opioid vaccine

Drug Discovery & Development | September 7, 2021

The University of Minnesota Medical School has developed a therapeutic vaccine for opioid use disorder that is the subject of a new Phase 1 randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. Marco Pravetoni, PhD, is leading the drug discovery research and will join the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions in 2022.



Q & A on field of Alzheimer’s research

UW Medicine newsroom | June 8, 2021

Thomas Grabowski, MD, Director of the UW Medicine Alzheimer Disease Research Center and a member of the Garvey Institute’s Brain Health and Cognitive Aging workgroup, discusses the latest advances in Alzheimer’s Disease.



Adapting online support interventions for Lewy body dementia caregivers

UW ADRC Dimensions | May 6, 2021

A multi-disciplinary team is customizing an online platform for people who have unique life experiences and urgent unmet needs: caregivers of loved ones with Lewy body dementia. VOCALE-LBD will enable participants toshare their experiences in a supportive space and build problemsolving skills to help them in their caregiving and their efforts tostay healthy.


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

Garvey Institute news | April 8, 2021

Kathleen Pagulayan, Abigail Schindler and Rebecca Hendrickson 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 […]


The secret to better brain health

UW Medicine | January 22, 2021

Director of the new Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions Dr. Jürgen Unützer is helping to facilitate new ways to think about and treat brain disorders.


Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions: funding opportunity for UW researchers

The Huddle | January 11, 2021

The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions (GIBHS) has launched a new round of Innovation Grant funding. Awarded to UW faculty members, these one-year grants of up to $100,000 are for the development of innovative, new ideas that have the potential to make a substantial impact on brain health through research, education, patient care and/or advocacy and […]