UNC PAWS (peer assisted wellness support) a shelter- to-pet program at The Farm at Penny Lane in Chatham County, is a program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. UNC PAWS provides support for individuals with severe mental illness and prepares shelter dogs for a forever home.
At UNC PAWS, a new shelter-to-pet program at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, clinicians amplify those benefits by connecting shelter dogs with people who suffer from addiction disorders, depression and schizophrenia, among other severe mental illnesses.
Published in the Schizophrenic Bulletin, Diana Perkins, MD, medical director at OASIS, at the UNC Center of Excellence for Community Mental Health, is coauthor.
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.
Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment