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Webinar: The Birth of a Parent

Webinar: The Birth of a Parent

Aug 12, 2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Birth of a Parent: Depression and Anxiety Before, During and After Pregnancy Postpartum Depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, but it is often misunderstood...

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"Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Segregation in the American South 1945-1970"

Sep 08, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D., Emory University Richardson Seminar on the History of Psychiatry

"Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia"

Sep 15, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

George J. Makari, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine Richardson Seminar on the History of Psychiatry
“Colonizing Madness: Asylum and Community in Fiji”

“Colonizing Madness: Asylum and Community in Fiji”

Nov 03, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Jacqueline Lecki, Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Richardson Seminar on the History of Psychiatry https://weillcornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/...

"From the Outside In: Goffman's Concept of Stigma and Observational Research in the Human Sciences"

Dec 15, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Heather Love, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania https://weillcornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tfuCuqD4rHtQI2C9TA6bfMMtRpuYonx3C

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Mentoring Moments: Dr. Julie Penzner

Julie Penzner

Mentoring is critical at every level, and the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry lucky to have many empowering mentors and faculty helping to propel the department as a leading institution in  psychaitric care, research, and education.

We thank Dr. Julie Penzner, Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry.

Dr. Penzner’s favorite part of her job is getting to know each group of Weill Cornell psychiatry residents.

“As Residency Director, I have the chance to...

Aaron Stern, MD, PhD Program in Psychodynamic Psychiatry Established With $5M Gift

Dr. Aaron Stern and Betty Lee Stern

A generous gift from Dr. Aaron and Betty Lee Stern will enable the Department of Psychiatry to build a comprehensive program that will use psychodynamics to treat patients with pathological personality disorders.

The Sterns’ $5 million gift will endow a professorship, a postdoctoral research fellowship and a prestigious visiting professorship within the Aaron Stern, MD, PhD Program in Psychodynamic Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry.

“This gift offers us the opportunity...

"Safety Signals" Help Reduce Fear and Anxiety

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that learning about safety can successfully reduce fear responding, with important implications for treating anxiety disorders.

A team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Yale University recently investigated the brain circuits through which “safety signals,” stimuli in the environment that signal an absence of threat, function to reduce fear. This work suggests that safety signals...

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