Check out our news archive below to learn more about what’s happening in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences!
How to Regain Control of Your Sleep
Duke experts and colleagues, including Duke Psychiatry's Sushrusha Arjyal, PhD, share ways to get the right amount of sleep, which can boost your physical and mental health.
Abdelaal and Dzirasa Awarded Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Karim Abdelaal, a PhD student in neurobiology, has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. The fellowship program aims to build a community committed to advancing science through diversity and inclusion. Duke Psychiatry's Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, is Abdelaal’s advisor.
Reflecting on BIPOC Mental Health Month with PA Spencer Simon
In honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month—also known now as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month—Duke Psychiatry's Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, shares a brief summary of racism in mental health care and talks with Spencer Simon, a physician assistant who provides overnight psychiatric care in the Duke University Hospital Emergency Department, about his work in behavioral health.
How Small Moments of Praise Make a Big Difference
In this Working@Duke article, Duke Psychiatry's Laura Weisberg, PhD, provides insights on the value of giving praise in the workplace, and employees share their strategies and experiences with creating a positive culture on their teams.
Duke Psychiatry Trainees Receive Numerous Awards & Honors
Congratulations to our trainees on the many external awards and honors they earned during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Pandemic Amplified Existing Youth Mental Health Crisis
The pandemic has only amplified an already alarming mental health crisis among the nation’s young people, but there are ways for parents and communities to help, three Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Science experts said during a media briefing on Wednesday, July 13.
At a Crossroads—Reconsidering the Goals of Autism Early Behavioral Intervention From a Neurodiversity Perspective
In this JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint, Duke University Center for Autism & Brain Development researchers Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Lauren Franz, MBChB, MPH, and S. Brandsen, PhD, reflect on the goals of autism early behavioral intervention from a neurodiversity perspective.
Julie Penzner, MD, Appointed as Vice Chair for Education
Julie Penzner, MD, was appointed as Vice Chair for Education effective July 1, 2022.
EDI Delegate Spotlight: Annise Weaver, MSEd, CRC
The Duke School of Medicine's Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) spoke with EDI delegate Annise Weaver, MSEd, CRC, Manager of Education & Outreach of NC-PAL and Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Weaver shared how last year’s COST letter from Black faculty inspired her to help her Black colleagues at Duke and how her role as Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion complements her other duties within the department.
Congratulations to the 2022 LEADER Alumni
Congratulations to the 2022 graduates of the Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER) Program, designed for junior faculty who are leading a research group and driving their own research agenda. Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences participants include Dan Blalock, PhD, Elena Tenenbaum, PhD, Sheri Towe, PhD, and Yun Wang, PhD.