Nelson Freimer, director of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC), appeared on KTVU San Francisco to discuss the DGC’s pilot research project in collaboration with Apple. The study – which seeks to develop more objective measures for detecting depression and anxiety – is designed so that all aspects of participation can be accomplished remotely. Nelson commented that physical distancing and other changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of incorporating technologies like those to be tested in this study into clinical research and treatment.
In response to the enormous and immediate need for support during COVID-19, UCLA partnered with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small fund to create an online COVID-19 Care Package. For more information about the COVID-19 Care Package, please visit the STAND Together during COVID-19 website.