Pioneering new project receives funding award

Congratulations to CPFT non executive director Professor Peter Jones and Dr Golam Khandaker for receiving a Data Science Award for their innovative project

Pioneering new project receives funding award
29 June 2018

Pioneering new project receives funding award


  Congratulations to CPFT non executive director Professor Peter Jones and
  Dr Golam Khandaker for receiving a Data Science Award 
  from the MQ Mental Health research charity this week.

  As one of five innovative new projects awarded funding from a second round,
  they will investigate the role of inflammation in both mental and physical
  illnesses.

  The study will use cutting edge statistics to test if inflammation can explain why
  people develop depression and heart disease together, and identify the shared
  mechanisms which could pave the way for improvements in treatment and
  support for these conditions.

  Their project has been awarded as part of MQ’s Data Science Programme, which
  champions the use of data in mental health research to develop the skills base in this
  important field. £230,000 has been shared by five studies  harnessing the power of
  data to tackle big challenges in mental health - providing vital new insights and
                                                        advancing exciting areas of discovery. 

If Golam and Peter can prove that inflammation is linked to the development of depression and heart disease together, this could help clinicians to screen people to see if they’re at risk of developing these conditions, and lead to vital new treatments and prevention strategies for people living with them.

Read more about the project here.

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