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2006

Drs. Ruben and Raquel Gur, Department of Psychiatry, are featured in a TODAY show segment on gender differences in the brain which aired on December 14, 2006. Click here for the press release

Penn Psychiatry and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia present:: 'The Vulcanization of the Human Mind: Neuroimaging, Decision-Making, and Ethics' on December 13, 2006. Click here for the press release

Penn Psychiatry and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia present: 'A City in Crisis? The Rise of Violence in Philadelphia on October 19, 2006. Click here for the press release

Penn Psychiatrist, Aaron T. Beck, wins the Institute of Medicine's 2006 Lienhard Award. The award honors Beck for developing the theory and practice of cognitive therapy, which has been used to treat nearly 5 million patients in the United States and millions more worldwide.

Penn Psychiatrist, Aaron T. Beck, wins 2006 Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research. Dr. Beck received the Lasker for developing cognitive therapy - a method of psychotherapy which transformed the understanding and treatment of many psychiatric disorders.

Penn Researchers Examine the Effects of Meditation on Early Cognitive Impairment: First Study at Penn’s New “Center for Spirituality and Mind,” Created to Explore Relationships Between Spirituality and Science in the Human Mind. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Research Conducted in the Neuropsychiatry Section Shows Altered Activity in Tandem Receptors: Finding Points to Further Complexity in Schizophrenia Pathology. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Leading Penn Bioethicist Challenges Scientists to Lead the Public in Moral Conversations about Their Work: Failure To Do So May Result in Misunderstandings and Missed Opportunities. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Psychiatry Researchers Identify Most Effective Current Treatments for Alcohol Dependence. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Edna Foa, Ph.D., Receives Grant to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Dependence. Click here for the press release (PDF)

New “Center for Spirituality and the Mind” at Penn Unites Intellectual Resources to Study the Relationship Between Spirituality and Science in the Human Brain. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Study Show that Smokers Assume a False Sense of Safety from Advertising for Low Nicotine Cigarettes. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Penn Psychiatry and Psychology Experts Lead Assessment of State of Adolescent Mental Health Disorders. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders, What We Know and What We Don't Know was named the best book in clinical medicine published in 2005 by the Association of American Publishers, the principal trade association of the book publishing industry. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Penn Study Reveals Prevalence of Night Eating Syndrome Among People With Psychiatric Conditions: Findings Highlight Need for Screening and Treatment. Click here for the press release (PDF)



2005

Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D. and other Penn researchers Utilize MRI for Early Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: New Way of Using MRI May Show Us What the Naked Eye Cannot. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Edna Foa, Ph.D, to Provide Tsunami-Survivor Training: Psychiatrists and Psychologists from Thailand and Indonesia will learn how to train professionals in their countries to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Penn Researchers Discover the Powerful Tool of Simultaneously Combining fMRI and PET Imaging to Study the Brain in Action: By Comparing These Two Functional Images, Physicians May Be Able to Better Diagnose and Treat Patients With Brain Disorders. Click here for the press release (PDF)

First Patient in Philadelphia Area Receives New Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD): Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Offers the Only Implantable Device Specifically Indicated for Long-term Treatment of TRD. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center Study Show that Genes May Affect Response to Quit-Smoking Medications. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Dwight L. Evans, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Penn is Elected President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Click here for the press release (PDF)

Penn Researchers Evaluate Major Weight Loss Programs. Click here for the press release (PDF)

 

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