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Stress and our Mental Health: Research Innovation that Leads to Improved Treatment and Outcomes

November 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The COVID pandemic has been a severe stress on all of us.  This talk will feature experts from UNC-Chapel Hill who will talk about the impact of pandemic stress on mental health, and how current research at UNC is driving innovations in neuroscience that lead to new treatments and better outcomes. This talk will also include take-away pearls on how to better manage stress. [NOTE: Registration is required for the Zoom link; scroll down to register.]

Three different speakers will discuss stress and mental health. 

  • Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody will provide a high level overview of the impact of COVID on mental health including anxiety and depression. She will also give an example of a novel new drug developed for depression (postpartum depression), where all phases of clinical trials were conducted at UNC.
  • Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Romaguera will discuss the underlying neuroscience of stress using animal models to highlight how stress impacts the nervous system.
  • Dr. Crystal Schiller will discuss how stress impacts the brain and multiple innovative treatment approaches to stress that improve mental health.

Speaker information:

  • Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH is the Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the UNC-CH School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders.
  • Crystal Schiller, PhD is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program in the UNC-CH School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Director of its Psychology Internship Program.
  • Jose Rodriguez-Romaguera, PhD is Assistant Professor in the UNC-CH School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Co-Director of the Carolina Stress Initiative.

Details

Date:
November 8
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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