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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Daniel H. Gillison Jr., CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is presenting the NAMI 2022 Scientific Research Award to Christine Yu Moutier, M.D., the Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for the past nine years, during a ceremony today at the National Press Club.
In addition to overseeing the research grant program of AFSP, one of the largest private funders of suicide and prevention research globally, Moutier is known for translating scientific research into practice for clinical and community-based applications used in programs and treatments. She has been involved over the years with numerous research grants and studies, including serving as co-investigator for the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression Study (STAR*D), a large National Institute of Mental Health trial on the treatment of refractory depression.
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