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Semel Institute Introduces the 2016-2017 Max Gray Fellows

  Steven Gordon and Laurie Davis Gordon

Steven Gordon and Laurie Davis Gordon, vice chair of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors.
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Laurie Davis Gordon and the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA hosted the second Max Gray Fellows in Mood Disorders Salon on April 26, 2017, at the Dr. S. Jerome and Judith Tamkin Auditorium in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Gordon established the Max Gray Fund for Depression Research in 2014 in memory of her son Max Gray. The fund has raised more than $445,000, enabling the Semel Institute to recruit a total of six postdoctoral Max Gray Fellows.

Gordon and Dr. Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Semel Institute and Judson Braun Chair in Biological Psychiatry, welcomed the attendees and introduced the 2016-2017 Max Gray Fellows, Drs. Alaina Burns (RES ’16), Adult Mood Disorders Clinic, and Elizabeth Horstmann (FEL ’16), Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic.

Dr. Thomas B. Strouse (RES ’91), medical director of the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Maddie Katz Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education, moderated a panel discussion among the Max Gray Fellows and their supervising faculty. In addition, supervising faculty members Drs. Michael Gitlin (RES ’79) and David Miklowitz (PhD ’85) discussed the progress in mood-disorders fellowship training, made possible through the Max Gray Fund.

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