The STARR Coalition team will be at ASCP 2022!

If you are heading to the ASCP 2022 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, we want to meet up! Mallory Mercer, the Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement, and Erica Moore, the Director of Operations, will be at this year’s ASCP Meeting and are looking forward to seeing everyone! If you are headed south at the […]

STARR of Excellence Award Winners Announced!

The 2021 STARR of Excellence Award winners were selected based on their overall contribution to mental health research, patient advocacy, and community involvement and collaboration. Winning companies were selected in the categories of Sponsor of the Year, CRO of the Year, Site of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and one individual was awarded the […]

Matthew Shapiro’s Interview on Spectrum News – In Praise of Research

One of the STARR Coalition’s favorite advocates is Matthew Shapiro, Associate Director of Public Affairs for NAMI New York State and winner of the distinguished Lew Yagodnik Award for 2020. Matthew’s publicly espoused, unwavering commitment to mental health research has made him a powerful ally in our fight against the stigma of mental health research. […]

STARR Zoom Conversation: Research Sites’ Role in the Community: Working with Local Advocacy & Non-Profit Groups

The STARR Coalition hosted an interactive conversation via Zoom for sites to hear how others have benefited from their relationships with local advocacy and non-profit groups in their community, and how to develop strong working relationships with local advocacy and non-profit organizations. June’s Zoom Conversation was co-hosted by STARR site leaders Sarah Kazmi, MD, Vice […]

STARR Zoom Conversation: Trauma Informed Care: Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Environment for Those Living with PTSD and other Brain Disorders

Zoom Conversation: Trauma Informed Care: Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Environment for Those Living with PTSD and other Brain Disorders Friday, April 30th at 3pm ET / Noon PT Apart from PTSD studies, statistics show that 9 out of 10 individuals with a diagnosed mental illness have experienced some form of trauma. In this Trauma-Informed Care zoom […]

Clinical Research Stakeholders Join The STARR Coalition to Highlight Critical Mental Health Research Imperatives

The STARR Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to advancing mental health research, today announced a National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research in partnership with biopharmaceutical research leaders, clinical investigators, and advocacy organizations focused on treating unmet mental health needs.

PsychU Interviews The STARR’s Luke Kramer

The STARR Coalition Seeks To Destigmatize Mental Health Research Through Innovative Initiatives & Programs:  Join Luke Kramer, Executive Director of the Starr Coalition, as he discusses stigma involved in mental health research, goals for clinical research in mental health, and various initiatives the STARR Coalition is advancing in an effort to destigmatize mental health research […]

STARR Zoom Conversation: Building Relationships with Your Local Advocacy Organizations

The STARR Coalition hosted an interactive conversation via Zoom for sites to hear from advocates on how to develop strong working relationships with your local advocacy organizations. Featuring Paul Jaquith of Mental Health America of Southeast Florida, Kimberly King of DBSA, and Greg Hansch of NAMI Texas.

Alkermes, Syneos Health, Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research, Depression Bipolar and Support Alliance, and Matthew Shapiro Win the STARR Coalition STARR of Excellence 2020 Awards.

The STARR Coalition, a non-profit committed to supporting mental health clinical research, today announced the winners of the STARR of Excellence 2020 Awards. The winning organizations are recognized for their outstanding work on behalf of mental health clinical research and advocacy. This year’s winners are: STARR of Excellence 2020 Sponsor of the Year: Alkermes STARR […]

#ResearchResponds: HRI came out to help local advocacy groups at a community-wide cookout in Camden, NJ.

Hassman Research Institute (HRI) participated in and supported an event with addiction groups, Konquer Krew and Colin’s Wish. Both groups came together to host a cookout in the streets of Camden, NJ, to spread love and provide food, clothes, and toiletries to those that are struggling with addiction, mental illness, homelessness, or any other adversity.