Mental disorders are complex and for the most cases their etiology is largely unknown. Therefore, treatment remains suboptimal and the prognosis of many mental disorders is rather poor. There is however considerable agreement in the field that these challenges may be overcome by translational psychiatric research, i.e. by studies that cover the full pathway from discovery in the lab, bench to bedside, bedside to clinical applications, and from clinical applications to healthcare and global health. During his Fellowship at AIAS, Søren Dinesen Østergaard will continue his translational psychiatric research, which involves studies of genes, animals, humans and the entire Danish population.
Translational studies of mental disorder
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1 Oct 2017 – 30 Sep 2018
Jens Christian Skou fellow
This fellowship has received funding from The Aarhus University Research Foundation.