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UB medical school to host mental health research program

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will host a free interactive conversation this week about mental illness.

Those who attend will learn more about how community engagement and inclusive research is crucial to developing new research approaches, treatments and interventions to improve mental health.

All are welcome to attend the event, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the UB Medical School, Room 1220, 955 Main St. on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

A panel discussion will include Dr. Michael Adragna, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the medical school; Michelle Brooks, executive director with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Buffalo & Erie County; James Butcher, director of health integration at BestSelf Behavioral Health; Kenneth Leonard, director of the UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions; and Karl Shallowhorn, education program coordinator with the Community Health Center of Buffalo.

Registration isn’t necessary and walk-ins are welcome. For more information: email scholar1@buffalo.edu or 829-6268.

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