Institute for Mental Health Research Appoints Mitzi Krockover as Board Chair

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Mitzi Krockover, M.D, Joins the Institute for Mental Health as the new Chair of the Board of Directors

The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR), a statewide non-profit dedicated to funding innovative mental health research, has appointed Mitzi Krockover, M.D. as its newest Board Chair.

The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR), a statewide non-profit dedicated to funding innovative mental health research, has appointed Mitzi Krockover, M.D. as its newest Board Chair.

Dr. Krockover has spent decades developing, integrating, and supporting health programs and initiatives, implementing women’s health services in various settings, and providing clinical care to women. Previously the Director of the Health Futures Council at ASU, Krockover also worked as a Senior Partner of SSB Solutions, Vice President of e-Health and Women’s Health for Humana Inc., and was the founding Medical Director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center.

“There are many organizations that focus on increasing awareness and education and recourses, but not very many that are focused on finding new ways of addressing mental health, whether it be in the laboratory or community programs,” Krockover says. “The research is needed, and IMHR has taken that lane to further mental health research, and those that work in the field, and that’s the real value of the organization.”

Krockover replaces Keith Crnic as IMHR Board Chair. Dr. Crnic will continue his work with IMHR as CEO.

“IMHR is incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Krockover move into our leadership position” says Crnic. “She brings an innovative and entrepreneurial perspective that combines with an unwavering commitment to community and public health that will certainly help IMHR thrive and expand its ability to support important new research initiatives in mental health.”

In 1997, Krockover was named “Woman of the Year” by the Los Angeles County Commission on Women, and in 1999, she was awarded the International Emerging Leader in Health Care Award sponsored by Korn Ferry International and the Health Forum. She holds a BA in Arts and Sciences from Washington University and an MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Northeastern University in 1990.

About The Institute for Mental Health Research
Founded in 2001, IMHR is the only statewide, non-profit organization of its kind in the United States. Over the past ten years, in partnership with Arizona researchers and direct care providers, to support broad-based, innovative mental health research across the lifespan, IMHR has attracted and invested a total of more than 17 million in research dollars in Arizona.

Scientists are studying a broad range of diseases and conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, resilience, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and perimenopause. Statistics show that some 57 million Americans are struggling with mental illness, with millions more being affected as friends and families care for their loved ones.

Donations to IMHR directly fund the research that will ultimately discover and produce groundbreaking treatments and cures for these devastating illnesses.

For more information, follow @IMHR_AZ or visit http://www.imhr.org

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