Briggs Trust Donates $436,000 For Schizophrenia Research At UAMS

A gift of $436,000 will allow the Psychiatric Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to fund additional research into schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that can cause hallucinations, delusions and a loss of touch with reality.

The donation from the Caroline T. Briggs Charitable Trust was delivered Dec. 19 by representatives of the trust and Simmons Bank to Pedro Delgado, M.D., director of the institute and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine.

“We are very grateful for this gift, which I think will go a long way toward making a difference in the lives of people with schizophrenia,” said Delgado. “This will allow us to develop a program that focuses on an area where, until now, we’ve had a gap in our research portfolio. We will be able to bring in some new researchers in the field as well as involve some of our younger faculty members to grow this program.”    MORE

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