Harvard psychiatry professor to lecture on depression

Andrew Alan Nierenberg, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will visit the University of Florida to talk about treatment-resistant depression Friday, April 22, at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, 100 South Newell Drive in Gainesville.

The lecture, entitled “An Update on the Treatment of Treatment Resistant Depression” is being presented by the UF College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, as part of its Laressa Gribbons Memorial Lecture program.

A meet-and-greet will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the DeWeese Auditorium hallway and the lecture will be held at 2 p.m.

Nierenberg is director of the Bipolar Research Program and associate director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published more than 300 papers and 30 chapters and reviews, and has been listed among the Best Doctors in North America for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders since 1994.

He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, followed by a residency in psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Hospital and later became a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University. Nierenberg ran one of the Affective Disorders Inpatient Units and the Affective Disorders Outpatient Unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. In 1992, he joined the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Nierenberg’s primary interests are treatment resistant depression, bipolar depression, and the longitudinal course of mood disorders. He lectures internationally, teaches and supervises clinicians and researchers, maintains a clinical and consulting practice, conducts clinical trials, consults to and collaborates with the pharmaceutical industry through the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute, and is on the editorial boards of multiple psychiatric journals.

To attend, please reply by April 15 to Sandy Pulcini at pulcini@ufl.edu or 352-273-5885.