Latin-MH in the press

Recentely Latin-MH was featured in a few publications in Brazil.

Our participation in the Innovation Fair was featured in the University of São Paulo website. If you click here you can see us on the home page!

We are also featured in the Hospital das Clínicas newsletter. Click here to access.

Latin-MH on the Innovation Fair

On the 15th of April our PI, Dr. Paulo Rossi Menezes joined the workshop about “Mental Health Innovation in the Americas: Closing the Treatment Gap” promoted by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Grand Challenges Canada.
The workshp was part of the meeting “Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Priority” promoted by The World Bank and World Health Organization.

Dr. Menezes preseted the efforts Latin-Mh is doing to reduce the treatment gap in Latin America.



New members

The Latin-MH hub has new members:


Mauricio Toyama, a psychologist who will work as Fieldwork Coordinator in the clinical trial of Lima, Peru.

Victoria Cavero, a psychologist who will work as Fieldwork Supervisor in the clinical trial of Lima, Peru.

Kenneth R Weingardt, the Scientific Director at the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITS).

Eric M. Carty Fickes, the Technology Lead at the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITS). 

Daniela Cruz dos Santos, a biomedical who will work as Fieldwork Coordinator in the RCT of São Paulo, Brazil.

George Scotton, the new Datacenter Statistician of Latin-MH.

Suzana Aschcar and Thais Ugeda, both psychologists who will work as Clinical Supervisors in the RCT of São Paulo, Brazil.

Ligia Bugelli, public policy manager, and Amanda Livia Santos, psychologist, who will work as Fieldwork Supervisors in the RCT of São Paulo, Brazil.

Caroline Domingos Belo, nurse, and Amanda Caroni, psychologist who joined the Latin-MH as Research Assistants and RCT Fellows.


Read more about them in the members page.

Annual Hub's Meeting - Ghana

During the first week of September, the members of Latin-MH attended the Collaborative Hubs for International Research on Mental Health:Fourth Annual Grantee Workshop. The meeting was held in Accra, Ghana from August 31st to September 2nd.
It was a great opportunity to discuss the work we have being doing and to see what the other hubs are working on.
The members also had the opportunity to participate in a workshop on Assessing Value Across and Within the Hubs lead by Dan Chisholm from the World Health Organization and Hanani Tabana from the University of the Western Cape.
We also some social activities planned that gave us the opportunity to experience some of the local culture.
During the week's activities it was announced that the next Annual Meeting will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, in September 2016.



Annual Hub's Meeting - Accra, Ghana




Fellowships linked to Hub: There will be opportunities to link with other programs so that their fellows can join our projects and vice versa. We have a list of potential funders for fellowships and we can provide support to develop a proposal for a small number of highly promising young researchers. Our capacity building program will be offering this support to the incoming fellows.

Seed grants: Our Senior researchers are working with less experienced colleagues to help them prepare proposals for seed grants. We have had several recent successes with this initiative.

Postgraduate degrees: It is possible to register with the USP to pursue higher degrees without paying fees (Consult with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Other opportunities: We will be soon announcing the launching of our training program and there will be opportunities to join in.

Coming up

Tenth Latin-MH Study Group

It's going to be held at August 22nd, 10am EST, our 10th Latin-MH Study Group with the theme "Digital Technology for Preventing Early Mortality Among People Living with Serious Mental Illnesses". This webinar will be presented by Dr. John A. Naslund, PhD from Dartmouth College, and will be held in English, online, via Adobe Connect. Come join and build capacity with us!

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Latest events

Ninth Latin-MH Study Group

It was held on May 29th our 9th Latin-MH Study Group with the theme "New Technologies for Mental Health Assistance". This theme, our study group was tutored by Dr. Ines Hungerbühler, PhD from University of São Paulo. The webinar was held via Adobe Connect, and this edition was in English. Watch it right now!

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Eighth Latin-MH Study Group

It was held on March 30th our 8th Latin-MH Study Group with the theme "IntelliCare - Mobile Apps for Depression and Anxiety". This time, the speaker was Dr. Kenneth Weingardt, PhD from Northwestern University. The webinar was held online via Adobe Connect, and this edition was in English. Watch the video right now! 

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Seventh Study Group Reunion Latin-MH

Our 7th Study Group consisted in the debate "Primary-Care Professionals Mental Health: work-related factors" with Dr. Andréa Tenório, and it was held on February 31st. In this meeting we discussed the findings of The PANDORA-SP Study. This webinar was broadcasted online via Adobe Connect and it happened in two sessions: one in portuguese and one in english. The link to the videos may be found below!

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