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Update on the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team

December 28, 2008

The Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research is pleased to announce that Lisa B. Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., will be speaking at the division’s seminar series on:

Update on the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT)

Thursday January 8, 2009

12-1:30 PM

Location: 1st Floor Hellman Auditorium

All are welcome.

The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) has been hugely influential in this country in terms of identifying what interventions for people with schizophrenia have adequate research support to recommend them as effective treatment. The 3rd revision to the Schizophrenia PORT recommendations is nearly finished, and, once again, Lisa Dixon, M.D., has played a key role in the PORT process and the synthesis of the psychosocial data. Please join us as she gives us a preview of PORT 3.

Dr. Dixon is Professor and Director of the Division of Services Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is Associate Director for Research at the VA Capitol Health Care Network Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center. Dr. Dixon’s clinical experience and research have focused on persons with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, who have co-morbid medical and substance use disorders, homelessness and other vulnerabilities as well as on services to family members. The overall goal of her work has been to develop, test and disseminate strategies to improve the quality of care for persons with these disorders.


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