ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — The Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) will use a $5 million grant to establish a research center focusing on the best approaches for schizophrenia treatment, the organization announced Thursday.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation provided the grant, which is the largest in NEOUCOM’s history. The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment Center will try to help people who have schizophrenia or related disorders recover by getting the most effective treatments.
The facility will be referred to as the BeST Center. Dr. Mark R. Munetz, its director, said most patients do not have access to the best treatments.
“The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation seeks to raise the standards of prevention, treatment and recovery of mental illness in Northeast Ohio,” Foundation President Rick Kellar stated in a release. “We do this by investing in progressive organizations and innovative initiatives with the potential to transform mental health practices.”
NEOUCOM is located in Rootstown, Ohio. The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, which focuses primarily on supporting the mental health field, is located 30 miles northeast of NEOUCOM in Hudson.
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