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Media Contact: Kathi Baker 09 September 2008
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Public Forum: 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 healthyminds@narsad.org or by calling NARSAD at 800-829-8289.



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