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In the War on Alzheimer’s, Butler is Leading the Charge
Recently featured in the ProJo is a story that looks at the current affairs in the war on Alzheimer’s disease and ranks Dr. Stephen Salloway, director of Butler’s Memory and Aging Program, as a general. The in-depth coverage includes articles, photos and videos that delve into the variety of efforts including clinical trials and initiatives that bring the program into collaborations both locally and globally, and speak to the committed effort by Salloway and his team to lead a charge toward finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s. Read More  
Preliminary Research Results Show Promise for Alzheimer’s Treatment
Researchers at Butler Hospital publish breakthrough results from a study of a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The clinical trial covered a novel antibody therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, called aducanumab. In the study, researchers demonstrate the antibody’s ability to reduce amyloid plaque in the brain and slow cognitive decline, two major markers of Alzheimer’s disease. Details  
Butler Hospital Awards Barbara Ostrove with President’s Award for Employee Excellence
Barbara Ostrove, of Chepachet, RI, has been awarded the President’s Award for Employee Excellence, a quarterly award presented by Butler Hospital. Details  
Butler Hospital Announces New Agreement with Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
A new contract agreement between Butler Hospital and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is providing greater access to treatment for Rhode Islanders. The agreement, effective March 1, allows people with health insurance through Neighborhood to utilize Butler’s Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services, expanding on the variety of services Neighborhood already covers at Butler. Details  
Sara Masri Named Philanthropy Officer for Major Gifts for Butler Hospital
Care New England Health System (CNE) and Butler Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Masri as a Philanthropy Officer for Major Gifts. Details  
Butler Hospital Researchers Awarded at National Neuropsychopharmacology Conference
Three research residents from Butler Hospital and Brown University awards receive awards for “best poster” at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Details  
Dr. Julie Forrest Named Chief of Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit at Butler Hospital
Julie Forrest, MD, a psychiatrist at Butler Hospital, has been appointed the hospital’s new Chief of the Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit (ADI). Details  
Watch The Power of Peers with Patrick J Kennedy
Were you unable to attend the roundtable discussion, "The Power of Peers," with Congressman Patrick J Kennedy? Watch the full recording of the event to see it for the first time or to see it again, if you were able to attend. Watch Now  
Butler Hospital's Brandon Gaudiano featured in Providence Business News
Butler Researcher, Dr. Brandon Gaudiano was featured in last week’s Providence Business Journal’s weekly “5 Questions With:” to discuss mindfulness and its use within treating psychosis.Dr. Gaudiano, who recently edited “Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis” a book examining the use of mindfulness in treating psychosis, talks to PBN aboutmindfulness, how he became interested in it and its history as a therapy to treat psychotic disorders. Details  
Butler Hospital to Host Professional Education Series
An upcoming professional lecture titled Trauma Systems Therapy: Practical Treatment for Complex Trauma-Related Problems, presented by Dr. Glenn Saxe on Friday, May 8th, will outline a practical approach for working with traumatized individuals. Using principles from the treatment model: Trauma Systems Therapy, the assessment of how children become dysregulated in specific contexts will be detailed. To register call 401-455-6265. This lecture counts for 3 CEUs, CMEs, Nursing Education Credits. Details  
New Book Explores Acceptance and Mindfulness Therapy for Psychosis
In his new book titled Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions, Editor Brandon Gaudiano, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Butler Hospital and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown University, provides a comprehensive look at the history and application of mindfulness and acceptance psychotherapies in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. Details  
Patients Benefit from Caregiver Involvement in Discharge
New Butler Hospital research study results show family caregivers involvement in hospitalization and discharge greatly influences patient experience and health outcomes. Details  
Butler Hospital Charity Golf Tournament
Butler Hospital is pleased to announce that the Cavanagh Family and Blish & Cavanagh, LLP are co-sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit Butler on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Shelter Harbor Golf Club. Details  
Butler Hospital's First Endowed Chair for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Investing in the future of understanding and treating neurodegenerative disorders, Butler Hospital announces the creation of its first endowed chair honoring the work of Stanley M. Aronson, MD. Details  
Flu Advisory for Patients, Family & Visitors
With the Influenza Virus being widespread in Rhode Island, we are asking all visitors to refrain from coming to Butler Hospital if they are feeling sick or have flu-like symptoms, including cough, fever, chills, runny nose, or sore throat. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients healthy. More info Details  
New Study for Alzheimer's Disease
Butler Hospital's Memory & Aging Program, in collaboration with Rhode Island Hospital, tests deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer's disease.  
Butler Honors 58 Employees
On May 30, Butler Hospital honored 53 employees for milestones in their years of service, along with 5 special awards winners. Read more about Butler's outstanding, dedicated staff who were honored at the 2013 Employee Awards Celebration. Details  
Butler and Rhode Island Hospitals to Test 'Brain Pacemaker' for Alzheimer's
After showing promise in early phase trials, Butler Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital are now conducting a large study of deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer's disease.  
The Aronson Chair for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Learn more about the man behind the words, Dr. Stanley Aronson, in a Providence Journal OpEd honoring Dr. Aronson and the important services provided through the Butler Hospital Movement Disorders Program. Details  
Behavior Therapy for OCD Research Study
In collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Butler Hospital has begun a research study on a new behavioral team approach to standard community treatment for OCD. Led by Butler's OCD and hoarding expert, Maria Mancebo, PhD, the Behavioral Therapy Teams for OCD Study is now enrolling. Details  
Care New England/The Providence Center Affiliation
With the goal of enhancing the delivery of behavioral health care in the region, Care New England and The Providence Center have entered into an affiliation agreement that will integrate and strengthen behavioral health services across community-based and hospital-based systems of care. Read more  
57 Care New England Physicians Named to Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Read more  
57 Care New England Physicians Named to Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Read more  
Outpatient and Partial Hospital Programs Cancelled for Friday
Due to the coming winter storm and for the safety of our patients, Butler Hospital's Outpatient Services and Partial Hospital Programs have been cancelled for Friday, 2/8. Details  
Study Finds Faults in Proposed DSM-5 Diagnosis
A much anticipated addition to the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM-5) is questionable. According to findings from a Butler Hospital research study on attenuated psychosis syndrome (APS), including APS in the DSM-5 would be cause for concern. Details  
Machado-Joseph Disease Program and Clinic
On Saturday, September 14, 2012, Joseph Friedman, MD, of Butler hospital and Lewis Sudarsky, MD, of Mass General Hospital will present a free education program and clinic for people with or who are at risk of developing Machado-Joseph disease. Details  
Two NHL Players Shed Light on Brain Injury and Mental Illness in Athletes
Tickets are now on sale for the Tom and the Lion luncheon event on September 27, 2012. Come learn about two NHL players who shed light on traumatic brain injury and mental illness in athletes. Read more  
New Research: TMS Effective for Treating Depression in Clinical Practice
In one of the first studies to look at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in real-world clinical practice settings, Butler Hospital researchers confirm TMS is an effective treatment for depression symptoms that are not relieved with antidepressants. Read more  
New Research: Childhood Adversity Causes Genetic Changes
Many studies have shown an association between extreme stress during childhood and an increased risk of psychiatric illness in adulthood. New research at Butler has uncovered the genetic alteration at the root of this association. Read more  
Butler Presents Robert J. Westlake, MD Award for Physician Excellence
Butler Hospital awards Steven A. Rasmussen, MD, with the 2011 Robert J. Westlake, MD Award for Physician Excellence. Details  
Registration Closed for Borderline Personality Disorder Program
The professional education program on General Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder: What Every Clinician Needs to Know is full and closed to registrations. Check back for details on spring lectures coming soon. Details  
New Weekend Program at Butler Hospital Wants to Help Teens to be SAAFER
Butler Hospital has introduced a weekend program for adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems. The Substance Abuse Adolescent and Family Education Recovery (SAAFER) Program offers teens and families a range of therapy and educational interventions. Details  
Six Butler Hospital Physicians Named to U.S. News and World Report’s List of Top Doctors in the United States
Butler Physicians Named to U.S. News List of Top Doctors Six physicians at Butler Hospital have been named to the U. S. News & World Report’s list of top doctors in the United States Details  
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing new device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing a new synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression. Details  
Newly Approved, Non-invasive Treatment for Depression Available at Butler Hospital
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing a new synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression. Details  
Making New Year's Resolutions Stick
If you no longer make New Year’s resolutions because of past disappointments, do not despair. According to Laura Drury, MSW, LICSW, New Year’s is a perfect time to make healthy resolutions, no matter what your experience has been. Learn more about making healthy resolutions for 2012. Details  
Care New England Web Sites Transitioning to New Platform
While the CNE web sites are transitioning to a new platform, website visitors may experience errors or not be able to view certain pages. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect our sites to be fully operational within several days. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a user-friendly and comprehensive online health care resource. Details  
Expert Care Combines Home and Hospital
If your struggling with depression, anxiety, or an addiction, find out more about Butler Hospital’s Partial Hospital Programs. The programs provide comprehensive treatment during the day while patients return home in the evenings. Details  
Professional Lecture on Trauma-Focused CBT for Children
The two-day Professional Education Seminar on on Trauma-Focused CBT for Children (March 22 and 23) is now full and closed to registrations. We will announce details on more spring lectures coming soon. Details  
Care New England Addresses Community Need for Psychiatric Services With Consult Program
Butler Hospital now offers Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation Services to all referring physicians in the area in need of a patient psychiatric consult. Read more  
Butler Hospital Establishes Foundation to Support Mission
The Butler Hospital Board of Trustees has recently approved the formation of the Butler Hospital Foundation to further the mission of the hospital. Read more  
Butler Celebrates Brain Awareness Week
What tells a newborn to draw its first breath? What tells your heart to beat? What makes us feel happiness, sadness, confusion? Find out during National Brain Awareness Week and learn how Butler Hospital is advancing brain health. Details  
Important Treatment for Depression Receives Medicare Coverage
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an FDA approved treatment for depression that Butler Hospital began offering in 2008, is now covered by Medicare. Read more  
New Patient Care Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
On Tuesday, April 17, Butler Hospital began building the new Patient Care Center, which will bring greater access to care, more jobs, and a stronger, healthier community. Details  
Butler Begins Building New Patient Care Center
Butler Hospital begins building the new Patient Care Center, which will bring greater access to care, more jobs, and a stronger, healthier community. Read more  
Butler Research Improves Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer's Disease
Research conducted by Butler Hospital's Memory & Aging Program contributes to major diagnostic advance in Alzheimer's disease using Amyvid, recently approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more  
Butler Hospital Awards Jeff Sparr With the Corporation Member of the Year Award
 Butler Hospital has honored Jeff Sparr, Rhode Island entrepreneur and co-founder of Peace Love Studios, with the Corporation Member of the Year Award at the hospital's second annual Corporation Member Breakfast on May 3, 2012.  Details  
Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute Inaugural Symposium
Join the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute Inaugural Symposium on June 7 and 8 at Brown University. Three of Butler Hospital's physicians, Drs. Linda Carpenter, Benjamin Greenberg, and Stephen Salloway will be presenting. Details  
Care New England Talks Health
Knowledge is power. If you or a loved one has cancer, information from our experts can help. Understand how diagnosis and treatment of cancer can affect a person's mental health. CNE is caring for the whole person - mind and body - with CNE Talks Health, Topic: Cancer. Read more  
Butler Expert Speaks to Alzheimer's Clinical Trial Results
Stephen Salloway, MD, MS, neurologist and chief of the Butler Hospital's Memory and Aging Program, speaks to new results from Phase 3 Alzheimer's disease clinical trial results on intravenous bapineuzumab. Details  
Community Program on Aging, Brain Health, & Alzheimer's
Join a community program on Aging, Brain Health, and Alzheimer's disease in Newport, RI on Thursday, October 18, at 5:30 pm. Presented by The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, Stephen P. Salloway, MD, of Butler Hospital's Memory and Aging Program will be a featured speaker. Details  
A Healthy Mind Facebook Community
There's a new online community on Facebook called A Healthy Mind! Sponsored by Butler Hospital, A Healthy Mind kicks-off its page with a video featuring Butler Hospital staff sharing what helps them to have a healthy mind. Learn more about the many benefits of joining and as we move forward together to promote wellness—body, mind and spirit. Details  
Chair Appointed for Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
An important milestone for the clinical care of individuals with brain-based illnesses and for the advancement of brain science research, Steven Rasmussen, MD, Butler Hospital's medical director, has been appointed as the new chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior for The Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Details  
Patient Phone Lines
Butler Hospital's inpatient unit patient telephones are experiencing a disruption in services. To reach a family member or loved who is on an inpatient unit, please dial 401-455-6200 and enter the five-digit extension for the unit. List of units and extension. Details  
OCD Awareness Night 2015
Please join us for this fantastic opportunity to meet experts in the treatment of OCD in adults and children from Butler Hospital, Bradley Hospital, and Brown University! Clinical psychologists and psychiatrists specializing in OCD treatments will lead discussions about OCD and related disorders, psychotherapies, biological treatments, and pediatric OCD and the role of family members in treatment. OCD clinic and research staff will be present to provide information and answer questions about clinic services and self-help resources in addition, members of the OCD Research program will also be available to answer questions about OCD treatment studies at Butler and Bradley Hospitals. We hope you'll join us for this community event. Details  
Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual Antonio Capone, MD Memorial Lecture: The Aging Brain
Join us and speaker Benoit Mulsant, MD on Monday, October 26th for a great event. This year's lecture focuses on Pharmacotherapy of Late-Life Depression. Depression is the most prevalent treatable psychiatric disorder in late life. Recovery can make a rapid and dramatic difference in an older patient's level of functioning and quality of life. This lecture will review the evidence supporting the efficacy of antidepressant and other psychotropic medications and their risks in the treatment of late-life depression. We hope you'll join us. Learn more and register  
Outpatient Detoxification Program Available at Butler Hospital
In response to the growing crisis of heroin addiction and the ongoing problem of alcohol use in our community, Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England health system, announces the opening of an outpatient detoxification unit as an addition to its alcohol and drug treatment services. The ambulatory program provides medically managed safe withdrawal from alcohol and/or heroin, opioid or other prescription medications to adults 18 years or older. Details  
Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and Brain Health Registry Partner to Accelerate Alzheimer’s Treatment by 2025
Butler Hospital is one of six key institutions supporting the efforts of a new partnership between the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and the Brain Health Registry at the University of California at San Francisco to grow its global registry of potential Alzheimer’s clinical trial candidates. “This is not only an exciting advancement, but an essential endeavor if we hope to achieve the national goal of finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s by 2025,” said Stephen Salloway, MD, MS, director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, and professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Details  
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