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UW to Share Research on Depression, Anxiety and Sleep at Public Lecture

Madison, Wisconsin - Psychiatry faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will present a community lecture on their current mental health research and how it applies to clinical treatment on Saturday, April 10.

 

The free lectures will take place from 1 to 3pm in room 1345 of the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., on the UW-Madison campus. Three faculty members will present their research followed by a Q&A session.

 

Dr. Ned Kalin, chair of the psychiatry department at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and director of HealthEmotions Research Institute, will moderate the afternoon event. He said his faculty is excited about the chance to share their research on the brain with the public.

 

"This is a great opportunity for the community to hear about our research and how it applies to clinical treatment." says Kalin. "It's important to share information about the latest medications, treatments, and support to improve the lives of those suffering from psychiatric illnesses."

 

Faculty members and their subjects include:

  • Dr. Heather Abercrombie, assistant professor: Cortisol and the Neural Circuitry of Memory Bias in Depression
  • Dr. Michael Peterson, assistant professor: Brain Activity During Sleep: A Window to Understanding Psychiatric Disorders
  • Dr. Jack Nitschke, associate professor: The Expectant Brain in Anxiety Disorders and Their Treatment

This event is co-sponsored by NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) and is part of a national series of public education forums that will highlight the latest breakthroughs in mental health research. NARSAD is the world's leading charity for mental health research.

 

The group funds research into many mental health issues, ranging from bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders such as PTSD and OCD, and childhood disorders that include autism and ADHD.

 

Professors Abercrombie, Nitschke, and Peterson are all recipients of NARSAD grants.



Date Published: 03/25/2010

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