The UAB Department of Psychiatry held its Fifth Annual Research Symposium on April 12, 2011. The event was a huge success! 54 posters were presented in the categories of Clinical Divisions, Faculty, Psychiatry Residents and Research Trainees. Winners from each category have been chosen and will be announced at the Graduation Banquet which will be held in June.
The annual symposium is part of the department’s CME approved Grand Rounds Series and included three presentations. Two Department of Psychiatry faculty members presented: Dr. Sarah Clinton, Developmental Antecedents of Emotionality and Stress Reactivity: Impact of Nature vs. Nurture and Dr. Ilan Kerman, Subcortical Circuits Regulating Mood and Homeostasis: Relevance to Mood Disorders. A special presentation, Molecular Approaches to Anxiety and Fear-related Disorders: From Mice to Men, was given by the keynote speaker, Dr. Kerry Ressler. Dr. Ressler is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.
Below are a few pictures from the informative and educational event.