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Dr. Francis Lee Appointed Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Francis Lee. Photo credit: John Abbott

NEW YORK (July 12, 2018) Dr. Francis Lee, a leading physician-scientist whose research focuses on anxiety disorders, has been named chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective July 1.

Dr. Lee will oversee one of the largest academic psychiatric programs in the country, with more than 300 inpatient beds and...

NIH Grant Seeks to Improve Interventions for Mid- and Late-Life Depression

Dr. George Alexopoulos. Photo Credit: John Abbott

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a $4 million, four-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to support a new research center dedicated to developing and studying improved treatments for middle-age and older adults suffering from depression.

The Weill Cornell Advanced Laboratory for...

Help Unwanted

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In July 2012, a young man with a history of erratic behavior opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 70 more.  That December, another young man — who’d struggled with psychiatric and social problems since childhood — murdered his mother and then shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As politicians, the news media and the public tried to make sense of these events, a question arose again...

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