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Irene Jakab Lecture

We hope you will join us on April 28th when the Department of Psychiatry welcomes Nim Tottenham, PhD as our speaker for the Irene Jakab Memorial Lecture.  Irene Jakab, MD, PhD, a former member of the Department of Psychiatry faculty, was a psychiatrist, scholar and humanist committed to serving the needs of the disabled and the sick.  In her will, she generously established a fund to support a lecture by a pioneer in research focusing on developmental disorders.

Dr. Tottenham, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, is a developmental affective neuroscientist who studies the development of the neurobiology associated with mature emotion regulation in humans. Her research has highlighted fundamental changes in amygdala-prefrontal cortex circuitry across childhood and adolescence and the powerful role that early experiences, such as caregiving, have on the developmental trajectories of these circuits. Dr. Tottenham uses fMRI, behavioral, and physiological methods to examine human limbic-cortical development in children and adolescents as well as their parents. She is the author of over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and a popular speaker on human brain development and emotional development both nationally and internationally. She is also the recipient of an NIMH Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS), the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, and the Developmental Science Early Career Researcher Prize.

The lecture will take place on April 28th at noon in Room S120 of the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.  For more information, click here