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NYSPI GRAND ROUNDS

 

1ST FLOOR AUDITORIUM OF THE NEW PI BUILDING

 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

november 30

 

genes, neurons, behavior:
using a model system to move between levels


CORI BARGMANN, PHD

Torsten N. Wiesel Professor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Rockefeller University


HIV Center Lectures

 

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM (6602)
 NYSPI - 1051 RIVERSIDE  DRIVE


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

november 22

 

* NO MEETING *

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Child Psychiatry
Grand Rounds

1ST FLOOR AUDITORIUM OF THE NEW PI BUILDING

 

11:30 -1:00 P.M.

November 21

 

no grand rounds

 

 

 
Growing a New Antidepressant

Rene Hen sits in his corner office on the seventh floor of the New York State Psyciatric Institute in Upper Manhattan. Leaning forward with his elbows on his knees, Hen remembers that he didn’t want to invest too much time in Santarelli’s neurogenesis project, and says that his hesitation was warranted. “When you think of classic hippocampal functions, you think [of] learning and memory,” says Hen. “You wouldn’t have thought changes in the hippocampus could change mood.”


http://www.the-scientist.com/article/home/52980

 
Scientists Get Closer to Depression's DNA

Depression may spring, at least in part, from genes on a specific region of chromosome 15, according to new findings from a team of U.S. researchers.

"We should be able to hone more finely into the gene," said Myrna Weissman, co-author of one of the papers and a professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University and head of clinical and genetic epidemiology at New York State Psychiatric Institute, both in New York City. "Then, we can see mutations and develop treatments," she said.

 

To read more go to http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=6025743

 
Columbia Department of Psychiatry/New York State Psychiatric Institute Launch Clinical Trials Website

Hoping to increase recruitment and enhance its ability to track research participants in the system, the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) announced the creation of a new clinical trials website. The system boasts a sophisticated search mechanism where potential participants can access information about studies ideal for them.

 

Dr. David Hellerstein, the site’s developer as well as a psychiatrist at Columbia and NYSPI, believes that no other psychiatry department has a site with the capacity to link participants to currently active studies rather than the list of usually outdated research protocols web searches typically generate.

 

To read more, go to http://asp.cumc.columbia.edu/psych/articles/Article_Display.asp?ID=9

 
Study Questions ''Off-Label'' Use of Antipsychotics


Newer antipsychotic medications are being used widely for a variety of psychiatric disorders for which they were not initially approved. The drugs are also used widely in children for off-label purposes, said Dr. Cheryl Corcoran, assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and a researcher in schizophrenia at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City.

 

"There are very few clinical trials in children, but there's enough information from other sources to show that these medications can be very problematic for children, with side effects such as weight gain, insulin resistance and changes in cholesterol," she said.

 

To read more, go to http://www.cbc.ca/cp/HealthScout/070119/601199AU.html