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It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Epperson, Director of the Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, as the recipient of a $3.7 million grant to study mood disorders across the female lifespan. The National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Research on Women’s Health have jointly awarded Dr. Epperson this grant in the hopes of improving our understanding of how diseases, and affective disorders in specific, affect men and women differently. Dr. Epperson is joined by Dr. Tracy Bale, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine and Director, Neuroscience Center at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, in founding Penn’s new Center for the Study of Sex and Gender in Behavioral Health. Together, Drs. Epperson and Bale hope to shed light on the gender differences in common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and somatic complaints.
Read the full article in the Philadelphia Inquirer here
Congratulations, Dr. Sarah Mathews!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Mathews has received the 2013 Albert Stunkard Faculty Recognition Award. This award is given annually to four faculty members who are outstanding teachers and mentors. The graduating resident class selects award winners who have significantly influenced their education and training. Named for Albert J. Stunkard, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, and former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, this award recognizes Dr. Stunkard's enormous contribution to the education, training, and support of department house staff.
Additionally, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce that Sarah Mathews, MD has successfully met the criteria and has passed the examination necessary to become a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP).
Founded in 1989, NAMS is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause.
Those who hold the NCMP certification have demonstrated special interest and competency in the field of menopause. These include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, pharmacists, among others. We congratulate Dr. Mathews on achieving this important certification.
Did you know...
The Department of Psychiatry ranked 12th nationally in the 2011-12 US News & World Report’s Annual Ranking of Best Hospitals for the quality of its psychiatry clinical services. The psychiatric service improved from rank 14 in 2010-11. Click here to be brought to UPenn's page in the US News Honor Roll.
Overall, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) ranked 10th nationally, continuing its presence in the survey’s “Honor Roll,” and marking the fourth consecutive year that the hospital ranked in the top ten nationwide. HUP remains the top ranked hospital for psychiatric care in the region.