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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 23, 1980-Page 3.

Mental health



At 10 a.m., a patient or a 'normal'
enters the Sleep lab at University
Hospital. A lab technician hooks elec-
trodes on his head, around his eyes, and
on his chin. Then the subject, with a
collection of wires protruding from his
head, climbs in a hospital bed and falls
asleep. He is uninterrupted until 7 a.m.,
when he is awakened.
This is a typical experience for par-
ticipants in one of the projects at the
Mental Health Research Institute at
Washtenaw Place on the Hill. The in-
stitute consists of a number of units in-
vestigating various aspects of the men-
tal health field.
"NO ONE IS really happy with the
ways we're doing things in the mental
health field. The institute tries to help
improve the quality of care for the men-
tally ill," said Dr. Gardner Quarton,
director of the institute.
The institute is operated by 100 staff
members, including 22 senior scientists
and 14 junior scientists (post-doctoral
fellows who are at the institute for two
to four years of research training).
Most of the researchers also teach in
other departments, including
biochemistry, psychology, and phar-
There Will Be A Meeting of the
Program in judaic studies
ON Tuesday, October 28
AT 4 P.M.

Serving as a science unit in the
Department of Psychiatry, the institute
collaborates with the department "in
developing stronger clinical research,
stronger teaching, and stronger ser-
vice," explained Quarton.
THE SLEEP LAB, which is one part
of the clinical studies unit, monitors
brain waves, eye movements, and chin
muscle tension during various stages of
The goal of the depression project is
to use this knowledge to aid in the in-

vestigation and diagnosis of en-
dogenous depression, a biological
disorder resulting in recurrent severe
depressions, explained Dr. Michael
Feinberg, co-director of the Michigan
depression project.
The state has granted $200,000 for the
People used as control subjects
generally spend four nights sleeping
with attached electrodes and two four-
hour sessions with tubes running
through veins in their arms. They are
paid about $200 for their services, Ffin-

berg said.
OTHER ASPECTS OF the institute
include a research ward in the hospital,
an out-patient ward, and laboratories.
Ninety persent of the patients on the
research ward participate in researdh,
involving sleep lab monitoring, testing
of endocrine function, and computer
administered questionnaires.
The institute also investigates
current , methods. of mental health
programs and advises federal and state
organizations. The problems are

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Tree planted
A GROUP OF FRIENDS plants a tree next to the Michigan Union Tues-
day afternoon in memory of University sophomore Jody Spiers, who was
killed Oct. 12 in a car accident. Spiers was coordinator for Project Com-
munity at PIRGIM and was also on PIRGIM's board in charge of recruiting.
A-V Services-Are You Readyfor Sex? A'Three Letter Word for Love,
12:05 p.m., School of Public Health II aud.
CFT-Psycho, 4, 7, 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
PIRGIM-Controlling Interest: The World of the Multi-national Cor-
poration, 7 p.m., Michigan Union Assembly Hall.
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations-Blue Collar Trap, Changing
Work, Why Work? 7:30 p.m., Residential College Aud.
Huron Valley Quilting Society-open meeting, 7 p.m., St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., Michigar League and
Michigan Union.
Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations-club meeting, 5 p.m.,
Business Administration Bldg. Wolverine Room.
MSA-MSA task force on campus security, 7:30 p.m. assembly chambers,
third floor Union.
PIRGIM-Housing Task Force meeting, 7 p.m., Michigan Union Assem-
bly Hall.
Medical Ctr. Bible Study-meeting, 12:30 p.m., F2230 Mott Library.
Campus Weight Watchers-5:30 p.m., League Project Room.
SYL-class, "Down with Carter's War Drive against the Soviet Union:
Defend the USSR," 7:30 p.m., Union Welker Room.
Sailing Club-7:45 p.m., 311 W. Fkngin.
Al Anon-8:30 p.m., N2815 U. Hospital, second level.
Great Lakes Regional Poets Series-Sol Lachman, George Tysh reading
their poetry, 7:30 p.m., Guild House.
Third International Organ Week-organ recitals: Harrison Oxley, 4:30
p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division; James Kibbie, 8 p.m.,
Hill Aud.
Music School-Sippie Wallace, jazz singer with James Dapogney, pianist,
5 p.m., Music School Recital Hall.
'Music school-"Sine Wave Session," Stockhousen "Fur Kommende Zeiten",
8 p.m., Michigan Pendleton Room..
Theater and Drama-"Spring Awakening," 8 p.m., Power Center.
UAC-Soundstage Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., Michigan Union U-Club.
ARK-Singer, songwriter Peter Bowen, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Chemistry-Seminar, William Reichert, "Polyorganophosphazenes:
Macromolecular Motions and Hemocompatability," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Cooley Lectures-Franklin Zimring, "The Changing Legal World of
Adolescence: the Future," 4 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
Chalk Talk-Computer center counseling staff, "Simple FORTRAN
Debugging with SDS," 12:10-1 p.m., 111 NUBS.
CRLT-Karl Zinn, "A Status Report on the Atari Computer System:
Graphics, Animation, and Music," 3:15 p.m., CRLT.
Computer Center Series-Bob Blue, "Introduction to MTS," 7 p.m., 2235
Angell Hall.
Vision/Hearing-Seminar, John Krauskopf, "In Search of the Cardinal
Directions of Color Space," 12:15-1:30 p.m., 2055 MHRI.
School of Ed.-Gordon Zemnickas, "Making it as a Learning Disabled
Adult," 1 p.m:, Schorling Aud.
WUOM-Coretta Scott King, "Major Challenges for the Eighties:
Eliminating Poverty, Racism, and Violence," 10 a.m., WUOM.
Slavic Languages and Literature Department-Henry Skolimowski,
reading the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz, 8 p.m., Rackham Amph.
CAAS-Chinweizu, "The Assault of Industrial Systems on. Global
Ecology," 7:30 p.m., UGLI Multi-purpose Room.
Macromolecular Research Center-Philip Weiss, "Transportation and
Engineering Plastics," 9 a.m., 165 Chrysler Center.
United Nations' Anniversary Celebration-Bishop Thomas Gumbleton,
"Disarmament: a Human and Moral Imperative," 8 p.m., Ann Arbor Public
Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
Anthro. Dept.-Silvia Riveria Cusicanqui, "Collective Memory in Cycles
and Struggles in the Bolivian Andes," 7:30 p.m., 126 East Quad.
Biology-seminar, John Wang, "Lectin Receptors on Cytoskeletal Struc-
tures in Eukaryotic Cells," noon, 1139 Nat. Sci.
Computing_ Center-Forrest Hartman, "Applications of the MTS File Editor
(part 8)," 3:30 p.m., B122 NLB.
Gerontology-James Standifer, "Creativity and Aging, a Performer's
Perspective," 8 p.m., Rackham.
Museum of Anthro.-James Blackman, "New Advances in Archaeometry
and their Contributions to the Study of Ancient Near Eastern Trade," noon,
2009 Museums.
UAC-Homecoming queen and king election, 6:30 p.m., Union Kuenzel
Room; Beer Olympics, 7:30 p.m., Theta Delta Chi.


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