Check out our news archive below to learn more about what’s happening in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences!
“Fractured,” a WFAE audio series, highlights the plight of individuals in the criminal justice system who need mental health care. Duke Psychiatry's Marvin Swartz, MD, and consulting faculty member Carrie Brown, MD, were among the contributors.
Gregg Robbins-Welty, MD, MS, a fourth-year internal medicine-psychiatry resident at Duke University Medical Center, is one of 14 medical students and early-career physicians chosen for the 2023 Medical Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE).
The inaugural child trauma summit at N.C. State University on April 27-28 drew hundreds of people in person and virtually. They came from across the state and various disciplines an also included people with lived experience. Duke Psychiatry's Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH, Ernestine Briggs-King, PhD, William Copeland, PhD, and Angela Tunno, PhD, were among the speakers.
Scientists at University of California San Francisco, Yale, and Duke (Duke Psychiatry's Bill Wetsel, PhD) have developed two new drug candidates for potentially treating addiction and depression, modeled on the pharmacology of a traditional African psychedelic plant medicine called ibogaine. At very low doses, these new compounds were able to blunt symptoms of both conditions in mice.
With May designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, Duke Today highlights some of the mental health and well-being resources available through Duke for faculty, staff, trainees, and students.
Kelly Sullivan, PhD, director of mental health services at the Center for Child & Family Health and associate professor in Duke Psychiatry, has dedicated her career to treating and preventing childhood trauma. Dr. Sullivan was recognized as Blue Devil of the Week.
Anyone who is struggling to recover from trauma can now receive one of the gold-standard treatments for PTSD, thanks to a new book co-authored by Patricia Resick, PhD. "Getting Unstuck from PTSD: Using Cognitive Processing Therapy to Guide Your Recovery" is the first self-help workbook based on cognitive processing therapy (CPT).
Duke Psychiatry's Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, has been inducted into the class of 2023 of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) “for his pioneering work in understanding the electrical patterns that underlie mental health disorders and his advocacy for inclusive science.”
Nearly 50,000 people died from gun violence in 2021. In this Association of American Medical Colleges Viewpoint article, two experts, including Duke Psychiatry's Jeff Swanson, PhD, describe how academic medicine can step up research, education, and advocacy that help save lives.
Led by Duke Psychiatry Faculty Member, Psychology and Neuroscience Anti-Racism Community Wins 2023 Dean’s Award
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Anti-Racism Community is a community of graduate students and faculty from the Duke Clinical Psychology Program that aims to address systematic racism on Duke’s campus. Duke Psychiatry's Zach Rosenthal, PhD, who also holds an appointment in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, is the faculty lead for the group.