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On the Front Line of the Opioid Crisis: McLean Takes Action

It was a problem we never used to speak about, something that afflicted those “down on their luck” or residents of “skid row” who could not cope with their lives. They dealt with those challenges with alcohol and drug abuse, the drug of choice frequently heroin. Today, addiction—particularly to opiates like heroin and synthetic opioids like oxycodone and fentanyl—affects all levels of society...

New Fellowship Underscores McLean’s Commitment to Women’s Mental Health

When it comes to gender, psychiatric illnesses sometimes do discriminate. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating and anxiety disorders are more common in women than in men. And while substance use disorders affect more males than females, women progress more quickly from use to dependence. McLean’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health is in the vanguard of the movement...

Kristine M. Trustey Endows Leadership Chair in Women’s Mental Health

Women’s mental health—a relatively new, but rapidly evolving domain of psychiatry—received a tremendous boost with the creation of the Kristine M. Trustey Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at McLean. Philanthropist and mental health advocate Kristine Trustey established the chair in recognition of the hospital’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health. Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, who is...

Innovation and Compassion Are Hallmarks of a Career Founded on Ideals

Since her time as a medical student, Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, has understood that the integration of clinical care, research, and training was integral to delivering and improving patient care. This commitment has informed her work since then. “When I went into medicine, I believed strongly in the ideals of the profession—respect, dignity, and the importance of the patient-physician...

Women’s Mental Health Takes on New Dimensions: Q & A with Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH

McLean has long been at the forefront of recognizing the unique mental health needs of girls and women, with a track record of developing programs tailored to important gender differences in mental health. The Center of Excellence for Women’s Mental Health provides a unifying infrastructure through which to foster greater collaboration among the clinicians, researchers, and educators who share...

The Consequences of Marijuana Legalization: A Behavioral and Mental Health Perspective

As clinicians and researchers at McLean Hospital, where we see individuals who have problems with marijuana use as well as other mental health conditions, we would like to provide information about the adverse health consequences of marijuana and its legalization for recreational use. The legalization of marijuana for recreational use is proposed in Ballot Question 4. We believe that a “yes” vote...

Shelly Greenfield Honored with Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital

Philanthropist and mental health advocate Kristine Trustey has established the Kristine M. Trustey Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital in recognition of the hospital’s Division of Women’s Mental Health. Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, who is the current chief of the division and the hospital’s Chief Academic Officer, will serve as the first Trustey endowed chair. Greenfield, who has...

In the Seat of Learning

With multiple programs falling under the Division of Women’s Mental Health (DWMH)—each with varying areas of expertise from borderline personality disorder to trauma to eating disorders and more—Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, McLean’s chief academic officer and chief of the DWMH, saw a need for better opportunities for shared learning and interaction among clinicians and researchers from the...

7th Annual McLean Research Day Draws More than 200 Participants

More than 200 researchers and clinicians attended the seventh annual McLean Research Day on January 20 to learn about the latest scientific investigations and discoveries being made across the hospital. Details of new research projects were displayed on 121 posters representing basic science, translational, clinical, neuroimaging, health services, and implementation science research pertaining...

Shelly Greenfield to Receive A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH, McLean Hospital’s Chief Academic Officer, will be among several Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty members to be presented with the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award on Tuesday, April 14, at 4pm, in the Carl Walter Amphitheater, Tosteson Medical Education Center at HMS. Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH“Mentoring is a critical part of the mission of academic...

Q & A: Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, Chief of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health

In September 2013, McLean launched the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health with Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, as its chief. We recently sat down with Dr. Greenfield to talk about the Center’s roots, goals, and projects. Horizons: What was the genesis of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health?Dr. Greenfield: The Center began through what we called the Women’s Mental Health...

McLean Hospital Hosts Star-Studded Gala Honoring Jane Fonda

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, recently hosted a gala event to honor actress, author and mental health advocate Jane Fonda for her exceptional efforts to educate the public about mental health issues. Director David O. Russell, who was honored by the hospital last year, actress Catherine Keener and actress/comedian Maya Rudolph, were among the 500...

McLean Leaders Draw Accolades

Joseph Coyle Earns the Julius Axelrod Prize McLean Hospital Chief Scientific Officer Joseph Coyle, MD, was recognized by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) with the Julius Axelrod Prize during its annual conference in November 2013. The Julius Axelrod Prize recognizes exceptional achievements in neuropharmacology and in mentoring young scientists. “Dr. Coyle is an outstanding neuroscientist and...

McLean Hospital’s Dr. Shelly Greenfield Selected for Prestigious National Award

McLean Hospital is pleased to announce that Chief Academic Officer Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH, has been chosen to receive the 2014 R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Greenfield will receive the award and deliver the keynote plenary address at ASAM’s forthcoming 45th Annual Medical Scientific Conference in Orlando, Florida....

Turning Promise into Practice: Nurturing Young Researchers Through Donor-Supported Fellowships

The future of brain science lies in researchers like Poornima Kumar, a 30-year-old neuroscientist with the mind of a mathematician, the expertise of an engineer, and a PhD in neuroimaging. Kumar, the hospital’s first John and Charlene Madison Cassidy Fellow in Translational Neuroscience, works in that sweet spot where neuroanatomy meets mathematics. She uses computational models—the concepts and...

Responsibility and Privilege: McLean Faculty Serving as Journal Editors Influence the Field

The Archives of General Psychiatry (Archives) made quite a stir in July of 2011 when it published a twins study suggesting that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has both genetic heritability and a significant environmental component. Picked up by the mass media, including NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, and others, the California Autism Twins Study (CATS) “marked an important shift in...

Expanding the Focus: Initiative Sets the Foundation for Integrated Approach to Mental Health and Well-Being of Girls and Women

Over the last decade, research has underscored how gender is often one important determinant of risk, prevalence, presentation, course, and treatment of mental illnesses. This knowledge, coupled with McLean Hospital’s continued expansion of programs exclusively for girls and women, triggered Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, chief academic officer for McLean, Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and...