On March 3, 2020, Laurie Gordon and the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA hosted the fifth annual Max Gray Fellows in Mood Disorders Salon at UCLA.
Gordon established the Max Gray Fund for Treatment of Mood Disorders in 2014 in memory of her son Max, with the vision of making quality mental health care more accessible. The fund has enabled the Semel Institute to offer 13 postdoctoral Max Gray Fellowships, with plans to recruit additional fellows for the 2020-21 academic year, trained and supervised by Drs. Michael Gitlin (RES ’79) and David Miklowitz (PhD ’85).
Dr. John C. Mazziotta (RES ’81, FEL ’83), vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health, announced the naming of the UCLA Max Gray Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program as a lasting tribute to Max.
Gordon moderated a conversation with the current fellows, Drs. Artha Gillis and Cassidy Zanko, in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic; and Drs. Eric Rosoff and DS Adnan Majid, in the Mood Disorders Clinic, who shared how the fellowship has positively affected their careers.
For the first time, a former patient spoke about how her treatment in the program changed the trajectory of her life.
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