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Jonathan Avery, M.D. Appointed Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry


Jonathan Avery, M.D. has been appointed the Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry. As Vice Chair, Dr. Avery joins the department’s Steering Committee and continues his important work to advance treatment, educate and train clinicians across...

New Study Reveals Where Memory Fragments are Stored

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As mice navigate different rooms in virtual reality, the prefrontal neurons (top) communicate with those in the hippocampus (bottom) to conjure associated memories. Video courtesy of Nakul Yadav. From Yadav, N., Noble, C., Niemeyer, J.E. et al. Prefrontal feature representations drive memory recall. Nature...

Dr. Susan Vaughan appointed as Aaron Stern, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychodynamic Psychiatry

Susan C. Vaughan, M.D.

We are delighted to announce that Susan C. Vaughan, M.D., will be joining the full-time faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine as the next Aaron Stern, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and the Director of the Aaron Stern, M.D., Ph.D., Program in Psychodynamic Psychiatry.  Dr. Vaughan is distinguished psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, educator, and scholar.  She has written three best-selling books:...

Immediate Relief: In the Clinic and the Lab, Physician-scientists Explore Ketamine’s Potentially Powerful Role in Psychiatry

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Depression is the most common mental illness as well as the number one cause of disability among people between the ages of 15 and 44. And for millions of sufferers, antidepressants have literally saved lives that could otherwise have been lost to suicide. But selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs—the most common class of drugs prescribed for depression—can take six weeks to begin alleviating symptoms, and that’s without the...

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