News Release: School of Medicine

Oct. 10,  2008

Progress and Promise in Mental Health Research

Emory University School of Medicine and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) will present "Healthy Minds Across America," a free public forum featuring Emory experts who will discuss the latest advances for mental health disorders.

The forum will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 Clifton Rd., Bldg. C, 5th Floor, Room 5102.

Featured speakers from the Emory University School of Medicine include:

  • Helen S. Mayberg, MD, professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology, on New Directions in Mental Health Research: Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression
  • D. Jeffrey Newport, MD, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Women's Mental Health Program on Reproductive Safety of Antidepressants: Limitations of Research Evidence and Implications for Future Studies
  • Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and associate professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, on Translational Research on Fear and PTSD: From Bench to Bedside

The forum will include question-and-answer sessions with each of the experts.

Healthy Minds Across America includes 48 same-day events across the United States and Canada organized by NARSAD, a leading charity dedicated to mental health research, in partnership with North America's most prominent universities and research centers. Like Emory, these institutions are home to distinguished scientists whose cutting-edge research on the brain and its disorders has been supported by NARSAD since it began awarding grants more than 20 years ago.

Reservations can be made at or by calling NARSAD at 800-829-8289.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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