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Rappaport Gift Is Culmination of Two Decades of Basic Neuroscience Support

Phyllis and Jerry Rappaport take two things very seriously: McLean Hospital’s leadership in neuroscience research and the importance of emerging leaders in advancing the field of psychiatry. As evidence, and a capstone to a 20-year relationship with the hospital, the couple has endowed both McLean’s...

New Summer Research Program Welcomes Undergraduates of Color

“Racial and ethnic diversity in science is essential to delivering excellence and superior innovations,” said Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD, McLean’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD, Pinder-Amaker, and other members of...

New Study Uncovers Details Behind the Body’s Response to Stress

The biological mechanisms behind stress-related psychiatric conditions, including major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are poorly understood. New research now details the interplay between proteins involved in controlling the body’s stress response and points to...

McLean Researchers Elected to 2022 ACNP Leadership Roles

Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, has been elected as the next president-elect of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), and Bill Carlezon, PhD, has been elected as an ACNP council member. Ressler and Carlezon will commence their new ACNP roles in 2022. Founded in 1961, the ACNP is an...

Video: Lecture – Translational Studies of Inflammatory Factors in Autism

Presented by Bill Carlezon, PhD, McLean Hospital, and Christopher J. McDougle, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital – Crossroads in Psychiatry lecture In this talk, McDougle and Carlezon discuss past and present investigations into the causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They present information...

In the Media: This Week in Mental Health

McLean launches a summer program providing access to research-focused education and training for college students who are black, indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).

New Neuroscience Research Program Improves Access for BIPOC Students

McLean Hospital is launching a summer research program aimed at improving access to research-focused education and training for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) college students. The McLean Mental Health Research Summer Program (MMHRSP) seeks to engage scientific curiosity, create...

Reflecting on a Brilliant Career in Neuropsychiatry

Joseph T. Coyle, MD, director, Laboratory for Psychiatric and Molecular Neuroscience, one of the most renowned psychiatric neuroscientists in history, transitioned to emeritus status on October 30. Coyle’s groundbreaking research has illuminated some of the neurological mechanisms underlying...

Video: Lecture – Trauma and the Brain – From Molecules to Mobile Phones

Presented by Laura Germine, PhD, and Stephanie A. Maddox, PhD, McLean Hospital – Crossroads in Psychiatry lecture Memories are central to our lives. They allow us to respond to new situations and demonstrate knowledge. They also protect us from future dangerous situations. Unfortunately, memories...

Identifying the Roots of PTSD

Survival. In an animal kingdom enriched by a diversity of species, it is the one trait shared by organisms as simple as worms and as complex as humans. And the proof is in a protein with the hopelessly complex name of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide. Commonly referred to by...