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Clinical Research Studies (Clinical Trials) are of primary importance to the NIMH mission.

  • View a list of current NIMH-IRP Mental Health Research Studies
  • Read about joining a study
  • Find a list of all clinical trials funded by NIMH

Principal Investigators at NIMH

Peter Bandettini

Dr.  Bandettini is Chief of the Section on Functional Imaging  Methods  in the Laboratory  of Brain and Cognition of the Intramural Research  Program, NIMH. He is also the director of the Functional  MRI Core Facility  which provides functional MRI support to NIMH, NINDS and several other institutes at the NIMH.

Carolyn E Beebe

Dr. Beebe Smith is a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism of the Intramural Research Program. Dr. Smith received a Ph.D. from the University of London where she studied the chemical pathology of Alzheimer's Disease with David Bowen, for which she was awarded the Queen Square Prize.

Karen Faith Berman

Dr. Berman’s group uses functional neuroimaging to map brain activity and neurochemical mechanisms associated with normal higher cognitive function as well as dysfunction in neuropsychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, illnesses having genetic sources of cognitive dysfunction such as Williams syndrome and other conditions impacting cognition such as normal aging.

NIMH Strategic Plan

NIMH envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured.

NIMH Strategic Plan

Publications

Explore NIMH publications and online resources.

Publications

Publicaciones en Español

Explore las publicaciones y recursos en línea del NIMH.

Publicaciones

Inside NIMH

Funding News for Current and Future NIMH Awardees.

Inside NIMH

Research Domain Criteria (RDOC) Initiative

Learn more about RDoC, a research framework that supports new ways of studying mental disorders.

NIMH Research Domain Criteria Project

The NIH NeuroBioBank 

Learn more about the NIH NeuroBioBank and brain tissue donation.

Neurobiobank