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Title: Grand Rounds - Farah D. Lubin, Ph.D. - Histone methylation-mediated epigenetics in memory
Calendar: Psychiatry
Date: 10.15.2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CPM 2nd Auditorium
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Histone methylation-mediated epigenetics in memory
Farah D. Lubin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Objectives: (1) To understand how basic science researchers are studying epigenetic mechanisms during the process of long-term memory (LTM) formation; (2) To understand how gene activation and silencing are targets of epigenetic mechanisms in post-mitotic neurons; (3) To understand that epigenetic histone methylation mechanisms plays important roles in memory and synaptic connectivity in the adult brain; and, (4) To understand how dysfunction in this process likely gives rise to cognitive deficits.

Dr. James Meador-Woodruff Elected to Serve as Member of the ACNP Council

james meador woodruff webThe American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has elected James H. Meador-Woodruff, MD, Heman E. Drummond Professor and Chair of the UAB Department of Psychiatry to a three year term as a member of its Council starting in December 2014 . The ACNP was founded in 1961 and is the nation's premier professional society in brain, behavior, and psychopharmacology research.  The ACNP promotes communication among a broad range of scientific disciplines of brain and behavior in order to increase our understanding of the causes of disorders of the nervous system.  Dr. Meador-Woodruff was elected to membership in the ACNP in 1995 and was promoted to fellow in 2002.  He served as the Editor in Chief of the ACNP journal Neuropsychopharmacology from 2007-2012.

Stephan Meadors, MD, Joins UAB Psychiatry

Stephan-Meadors1 2Stephan Meadors, MD, has joined the department as an Assistant Professor following the completion of his residency in July.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, and his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Meadors served as Chief Resident during the completion of his residency with UAB Psychiatry.  He will provide clinical care and teach in UAB's hospital-based programs, and will rotate through the department's adult inpatient, emergency department, and consultation services. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Meadors to the Department.