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Provost Inaugural Lecture - Maria Kovacs, PhD April 16, 2013, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6

University Honors Maria Kovacs, PhD on April 16, 2013

Join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Lecture Room 6 of Scaife Hall for a special lecture and reception celebrating the appointment of Maria Kovacs, PhD as a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. 

This appointment is an important honor for Dr. Kovacs, and also for the Department of Psychiatry, as it recognizes her many outstanding accomplishments and her contributions to the field.  Dr. Kovacs will deliver a Provost’s Inaugural Lecture entitled “Three Decades of Programmatic Research on Juvenile-Onset Depressive Disorders: From Phenomenology to Mechanisms.”

Come celebrate with us at this important event and learn more about Dr. Kovacs’s career path and research.  This is also an opportunity to personally congratulate Dr. Kovacs on her appointment and to reconnect with your colleagues.

Dr. Kovacs is an internationally recognized scientist and expert on child and adolescent depression. Her investigations have spanned ages ranging from late childhood to adulthood, and she has examined the presentation, outcome, and public health implications of early-onset affective mood disorders.  More recently, Dr. Kovacs led a multidisciplinary international team of investigators in a project on risk factors for juvenile-onset depression that combined molecular, genetic, brain physiology, behavioral observation, and clinical perspectives. She currently has National Institute of Mental Health grant support to study biobehavioral inflexibility and related risk for juvenile depression, as well as psychiatric outcomes among children at risk for depression.