Helen Mayberg, MD, was the recipient of a Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award at a special event on May 10 for her contributions to the field of neuropsychiatry. Mayberg is professor of psychiatry, neurology and radiology, and the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Imaging and Therapeutics at Emory University School of Medicine. The Pasarow awards were created in 1987 to honor extraordinary achievement, creativity and distinction in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease and neuropsychiatry.Summary for RSS feed and homepages
The latest video of the Emory Looks at Hollywood series offers a psychoanalysis of the great Jay Gatsby.
Emory psychologist Nadine Kaslow earns Emory's 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award for significant service through personal activities, influence and leadership.
Nadine Kaslow, PhD, Emory professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and president-elect of the American Psychological Association, will lead a webcast on children's suicide prevention as part of the Child Mind Institute's Speak Up for Kids Initiative.
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, was presented with the Inspiring Mentor Award at the Third Annual White Coat Grady Gala. Each year since 2011, during the White Coat Grady Gala, the Grady Health Foundation has honored exceptional Grady Memorial Hospital medical staff with awards in three separate categories: Inspiring Mentor, Senior Sage and Next Generation Healer, with an additional award for a community leader, called the Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award. Andrea N. Smith, Director of Development for the Foundation, says the Inspiring Mentor Award is for the doctor "who is able to ignite the flame, leading others to reach levels they never knew they could."
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine recently hosted guests from China's Shanghai Mental Health Center (SMHC), to discuss future projects for the Shanghai Mental Health Center-Emory University Collaborative Center for Global Mental Health. The Collaborative Center, which officially opened in December, is housed on the campus of the Shanghai Mental Health Center. The Center was developed to advance collaborative training and research opportunities at the two institutions, and to create a platform for international multi-institutional initiatives. In light of recent statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting that more than 450 million people worldwide suffer from a serious mental illness, the two institutions felt now was the time to begin creating a new global approach for addressing this unmet medical need.
Existing federal laws strive to improve the rights and opportunities for those with mental illness, and according to public health researchers, these laws could be more effective if supplemented with anti-stigma programs.
The new Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience gives students and faculty from virtually every academic discipline on campus the ability to examine the brain in relation to their area of interest.
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center are the first to show chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that has previously been attributed as uniquely human.
Emory researchers announced results of a new study that has proven successful in the prevention of depression in people diagnosed with epilepsy.