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Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, is the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University. His research interests focus on using neural technology to understand how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. Dr Dzirasa is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Mental Health Research Organization Rising Star Award and the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is the first African American to complete a PhD in Neurobiology at Duke, and he completed his medical residency in psychiatry in 2016.
These remarks were part of the 2018 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, an event sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, which occurred November 1-2, 2018 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
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