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Dr. Kaarina Kowalec News Archive

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

College of Pharmacy researcher uses genetics to find links between depression and MS

July 4, 2023 — 
Research aims to provide early interventions and improve mental and physical health outcomes for MS patients.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Pharmacy Research Day showcases students’ valuable work

March 28, 2023 — 
Winning the oral presentation category at the College of Pharmacy’s Research Day showed PhD student Dr. Laila Aboulatta that she’s on the right track with her PhD project.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Study shows link between genetics and response to electroconvulsive therapy

October 28, 2022 — 
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment reserved for the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Positive results are not guaranteed. Could genetic insight in the form of a patient’s “polygenic risk score” help to predict whether electroconvulsive therapy will be effective for that patient?

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Preventing unintended disaster

March 1, 2021 — 
A UM team is starting a novel study to see if our cautionary measures are enabling a disaster somewhere else

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Pharmacy student-led study identifies link between IBD and substance use disorder

March 17, 2020 — 
A new study published last month in the Oxford University Press Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal has found that one in six persons with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experience a substance use disorder in their lifetime.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Study sheds light on risk factors for treatment resistant schizophrenia

November 13, 2019 — 
A high proportion of those with schizophrenia are not responsive to treatment, placing them at higher risk for mortality and suicide, compared to people with schizophrenia who respond to treatment

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Getting personal

July 8, 2019 — 
Researcher pursues tailor-made treatments for MS and psychiatric illness

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