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STARR October 2021 News: Latest STARR Site:Site Zoom Conversation on Staffing, National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month and ADHD Awareness Month, Introducing the new Study Volunteer Transition Workgroup, Upcoming Partner Meetings, News and Updates
In October, we hosted a Site:Site Zoom Conversation on staffing and current site operations, which was an open, honest conversation about staffing and offered many great tips on how to keep the staff that you have, as well as deal with some of the challenges of outside study staff (CRAs, sponsors, etc.). If you missed it, be sure to check out the video (in a link to be provided in the November Newsletter!).
We launched the Study Volunteer Transition Workgroup to create resources for volunteers transitioning out of studies.
We posted information on NAMI-NYS’s Education Conference, where STARR had a virtual booth promoting the National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research. We also posted information on the American Brain Coalition’s Annual Meeting, which we are super excited about!
STARR September 2021 News: Latest STARR Site:Site Zoom Conversation, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, New Advocacy Partner, New STARR Employee, NIH’s ARPA-H call, News and Updates
September’s Newsletter was a busy month for all: Along with being Suicide Prevention Awareness month, the STARR hosted a Site:Site Zoom Conversation on the impact of the Delta Variant on site operations; we welcomed new STARR employee Mallory Mercer and new advocacy organization, The Jed Foundation.
We launched a volunteer testimonial segment, which we plan on including in all of our future Newsletters, social media, and we’re happy to share these with the community.
We reported on the August 16 NIH’s ARPA-H listening session focused on “Advocates for Research on Neurology and Mental Health,” and issued a call to action to support the National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research.
STARR July 2021 News: BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, National Suicide Crisis Hotline, Advocates in the News Supporting Research, News and Updates
July’s Newsletter included the information on BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month, with a link to MHA’s ‘Strength in Communities’ toolkit. We’ve got information and updates on *988, the national mental health and suicide crisis hotline number that will go into service across the country in 2022, as well as a link to a phenomenal tv news story featuring our friend, Matthew Shapiro of NAMI-NYS discussing a new schizophrenia treatment and the need for new mental health treatments.
We’ve issued a call for topics for our monthly Site:Site Zoom Conversations, as well as a call to action to support the National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research.
STARR May 2021 News: Mental Health Awareness Month, Interactive Zoom Conversation on Research Sites’ Role in the Community: Working with Local Advocacy & Non-Profit Groups, the latest STARR Podcast, News and Updates
Although Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed annually since 1949, the COVID pandemic brought mental health into special focus, having had a profound effect on the mental health of everyone. This year, more than ever before, it is critical to do what we can to reduce the stigma of mental health disorders AND mental health research.
In May, we’ve included the link to register for the upcoming Research Sites’ Role in the Community: Working with Local Advocacy & Non-Profit Groups zoom conversation on research sites’ role in their local community as a trusted and valuable part of the healthcare ecosystem, with tips on how to build strong relationships with the local advocacy and non-profit groups.
Be sure to check out this month’s featured podcast: Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD, Vice President and Head of Global Medical Affairs! Check that out HERE.
STARR April 2021 News: Interactive Zoom Conversation on Trauma Informed Care, The Confess Project, PsychU’s STARR interview, the latest STARR Podcast, News and Updates
April was especially busy with the launch of the National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research — if you haven’t joined the Call yet, do so now HERE!
This month, we’ve included the link to register for the upcoming Trauma Informed Care zoom conversation and May’s Mental Health Awareness Month toolbox, as well as an introduction to our dear friend, Lorenzo Lewis, the founder and CEO of the Confess Project, .
Be sure to check out this month’s featured podcast: Michael Pollock, CEO of one of our favorite advocacy organizations, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)!
STARR March 2021 News: Zoom Conversation to discuss the launch the National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research, STARR Diversity Workgroup Update, and the American Brain Coalition’s Initiative for an FDA Neuroscience Center of Excellence
This month’s STARR News includes the link to the zoom call around the launch of the National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research — our biggest initiative ever!
Co-hosted by three members from the Call to Action Steering Committee, Andrei Pikalov, Sunovion, Emily Freitag, Sage, and Adam Simmons, Alkermes, this zoom call lays out the details of this important program. We need everyone’s help and active participation to ensure the success of the Call to Action and more importantly, support mental health research!
Read about the American Brain Coalition’s Initiative for an FDA Neuroscience Center of Excellence, another great initiative that deserves our support.
STARR February 2021 News: Interactive Zoom Conversation with Advocacy on Building Relationships, Oregon’s CAHOOTS Program, Latest STARR Podcast, News and Updates
Since we skipped January’s News, we doubled up in February! If you haven’t checked out NAMI’s podcast with Tim Black on their CAHOOTS program, we strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to learn about this effective and successful program. Also, meet Kevin Lynch of The Quell Foundation, and learn about the latest additions to the STARR program line-up!
STARR December News: Happy Holidays! 2020 STARR Awards Announced!
In case you missed it, The Starr Coalition hosted our 2020 Annual Star of Excellence Awards Ceremony via Zoom this year and it was like a wonderful holiday party! Check out all of the winners in the STARR December News, along with updates on what to look forward to in 2021 with the STARR Site Certifications.
STARR November News: Happy Thanksgiving! STARR 2020 Awards, Lisa Horowitz, NIH, Featured Podcast, News and Updates
November’s STARR News features STARR 911, this month’s Featured Podcast, and the announcement on the Annual STARR Awards Ceremony!
Check it out here!
STARR News: Interactive Zoom Conversation, New Diversity Workgroup, Advocacy Partners, News and Updates
October’s STARR News features updates on the latest STARR Workgroup on Diversity, info on the interactive zoom conversation on recruitment, The STARR’s new advocacy partners, and more.
Check it out here!
STARR News: Interactive Zoom Conversation, New Certified Sites and Advocacy Partners, News and Updates
September’s STARR News features updates on the latest STARR Certified Sites, info on the interactive zoom conversation on site operations in a pandemic, The STARR’s new advocacy partners, and more.
STARR News: Interactive Zoom Conversation, New Certified Sites, News and Updates
June’s STARR News features updates on the STARR Site Certification program, information on the site-to-site interactive zoom conversation, connecting with advocacy, and the latest STARR podcast with Dr. William Potter, NIMH.
STARR News: Site-to-Site Webinar, Mental Health Awareness Month 2020, News and Updates
April’s STARR News features updates on the STARR Site Certification program, information on the Site-to-Site Webinar, connecting with advocacy, and the STARR #ResearchResponds webpage.
STARR News: Site Certification, COVID-19
March’s STARR News features updates on the STARR Site Certification program, COVID-19 outbreak information, updated Sponsors for the certification program, and the latest sites, podcasts, and survey question.
Recap from CNS Summit 2019
Another amazing CNS Summit in the books for The STARR Coalition! Not only was the the STARR Silent Karaoke booth a huge hit, but on Saturday afternoon, leaders from across the research industry and advocacy met to attend The STARR Coalition Breakout Session. We discussed the STARR Site Certification and awarded innovative organizations and programs changing the conversation around cutting-edge CNS research.
Check out the photos here!
STARR News: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019
Patrick Kennedy at the CNS Summit
The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy joined The STARR Coalition during the CNS Summit. Read more about it!
Save the Date
Please join us during the CNS Summit this year!