Public & Media Resources
The ACNP is committed to providing informational resources to its members, the public and the media. In this section of the website, you will find our media policy, specifically how it relates to the annual meeting and press releases. Official news releases from the College and releases featuring our members can be found on these pages. We also have posted neuroscience resources for the classroom, policies on the use of animals and humans in research, and guidelines for crisis management should your lab come under attack. Finally, we have included helpful links to advocacy and governmental organizations that will be of interest.
Importance of Research
The following lists of resources provide useful information regarding the importance of biomedical research in neuroscience, as well as helpful links to policies and guidelines for conducting research with humans and animals. There are also resources for the classroom and information on crisis management practices.
The Importance of Biomedical Research (PDF)
Source: ACNP, Author(s): Katharine Phillips, M.D.
Neuroscience Resources for the Classroom
Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscience resources for the classroom and teaching tools from the Society for Neuroscience.
Foundation for Biomedical Research
Explore the education section to find out more about how animal research is improving human and animal health every day!
The "Kids-4-Research" web site provides information to students, teachers, and parents on responsible laboratory animal care and use in biomedical research, testing, and education. The site also provides information on the benefits of such research to animals, humans, and the environment. Source: Funding provided through a generous grant from the AALAS Foundation. Corporate Sponsorship provided by Charles River Laboratories.
Materials, documents, and links to help you become a research advocate. Source: Americans for Medical Progress
The Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN) is a publication and a digital application of psychiatric medications classified by their pharmacology and mode of action. The NbN aims to bridge the gap between neuroscience advances and informed prescribing and is updated on a yearly basis.
Neuroscience-based Nomenclature - Additional Information
Please watch this YouTube video for additional information on the Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN).
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide a lethal Joint Force to defend the security of our country and sustain American influence abroad.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse - (NIDA)
The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction from the National Institutes of Health.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - (NIAAA)
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment.
National Institute of Mental Health - (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - (NINDS)
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is an Institute within the National Institutes of Health that aims to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.
National Institute on Aging - (NIA)
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
neuroDEVELOPMENTS Quarterly Newsletter
neuroDEVELOPMENTS is a quarterly newsletter focused on the latest advances in developmental neuroscience, and their wider implications. The full series can be found at: https://www.libd.org/neurodevelopments/
American Brain Coalition (ABC)
The American Brain Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of some of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations. Together, we seek to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public advocacy.
The site is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience, all leading global nonprofit organizations working to advance brain research. Leading neuroscientists from around the world form the BrainFacts.org editorial board.
Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum
Worlwide Research for Better Patient Care. CINP aims to further research, education and clinical care,in Neuropsychopharmacology world-wide.
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) which was established in 1987 on the initiative of European Scientists working in the field of neuropsychopharmacology, aims to encourage research and facilitate communication of ideas in the convergent disciplines.
International Network for the History of Neuropsychopharmacology
The International Network for the History of Neuropsychopharmacology (INHN) was first proposed in early 2012. It evolved from discussions among several editors involved in previous efforts to document the history of the field.
National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse
The NHSN brings together scientists and students from the US, Latin America and Spain to promote new discoveries in Hispanic drug abuse research and to train and mentor the most promising young scientists to succeed in drug abuse research careers.
BRAD 2023 is just around the corner! Register for your BRAD box by April 1st to celebrate on April 20th. Any celebration - big or small - is important as we work together to show support for animal research and to educate the public on the role of animals in medical advancements.
In Memoriam to Dr. Robert Hirschfeld, @ACNPorg Emeritus Fellow. Dr. Hirschfeld was well known for development of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ), one of the most widely used screening assessments for bipolar disorder.
It's #WomensHistoryMonth! This month, and throughout the year, we celebrate the legacies of women in the field of psychiatry, both past and present, who have advanced the field and improved the lives of those with mental health issues.