UA to use grant to study depression treatment

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The University of Arizona College of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry has been awarded a $275,000 grant to study the use of telepsychiatry to treat depression in underserved Hispanics. The grant is part of a more than $2.5 million grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to 10 organizations around the country with the goal of reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

Study participants will be recruited from St. Elizabeth's Health Center in Tucson, which serves uninsured and underinsured patients. Participants must be Hispanic and meet depression diagnosis and other criteria to be eligible.