Stanley Medical Research Institute Grant Awarded
Dr. Xiaoduo Fan, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Psychotic Disorders Program was recently awarded a grant for $800,000 for 3 years for his study titled “Exenatide weekly injection as an adjunctive treatment in patients with schizophrenia” by the prestigious Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI). This is a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of exenatide weekly injection as an adjunctive therapy in 70 early phase schizophrenia subjects to examine exenatide’s effects on negative symptoms and cognition. The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) is a nonprofit organization supporting research on the causes of, and treatments for, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is the largest nongovernmental source of funds for research on these diseases in the United States.