UNM Health Sciences Center receives large research award

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One department at the University of New Mexico received an incredible award to investigate the safety and effectiveness of bipolar disorder.The UNM Health Sciences Center received nearly $2.4 million to work towards personalized medicine. The study will compare the outcomes of nine commonly prescribed drugs used to treat bipolar disorder, a life time mental illness that causes acute episodes of mania and depression.The Associate Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, Christophe Lambert, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the award. Watch above.According to Lambert, the data analysis and imput form patient advocacy groups will help both doctors and patients take steps towards evidence-based medicine.The award will be funded over four years by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.Around six-million people suffer from Bipolar Disorder.For more information, visit their website. 

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