Laurie Gordon and the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA hosted the third annual salon for the Max Gray Fund for Treatment of Mood Disorders on April 17, 2018, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Gordon established the Max Gray Fund, which advances the training of postdoctoral fellows in the treatment of mood disorders, in 2014. To date, the fund has raised more than $655,000, enabling the Semel Institute to support nine postdoctoral Max Gray Fellows in Mood Disorders.
Following the welcoming of guests by Gordon and Dr. Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Semel Institute and Judson Braun Chair in Biological Psychiatry, the 2017-2018 Max Gray Fellows in Mood Disorders — Drs. Joshua Tompkins, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic, and Kara Tabor-Furmark, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic — were introduced. The fellows shared their experiences with the fellowship and how they will utilize the training at UCLA as they move forward in their careers. In addition, supervising faculty members Drs. Michael Gitlin (RES ’79) and David Miklowitz (PhD ’85) discussed the progress in mood disorders fellowship training and expansion of care, made possible through the Max Gray Fund.
Dr. Thomas B. Strouse (RES ’91), medical director of the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education, moderated a panel discussion among the Max Gray Fellows and their supervising faculty.
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