For March 17, 1999

Dr. Norman Rosenthal received his medical training at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. After staying on there for a year of medical and surgical internship and a second of psychiatric residency, he came to New York City for a three-year psychiatric residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Rosenthal joined NIMH as a senior staff fellow in 1979, and is now a senior researcher with the section on biological rhythms, and chief of the section on environmental psychiatry.

Dr. Rosenthal has a longstanding research interest in Seasonal Affective Disorder, often called as SAD or Winter Depression. He was involved in the earliest trials showing that bright light has an antidepressant effect in these patients. His book entitled Winter Blues was published last year.


Dr. Dimitris Papanicolaou is from Athens, Greece. After earning his medical degree from the Athens University Medical School, he served as a clinical assistant and then as house physician at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London.

Dr. Papanicolaou came to the United States in 1990 for an internship at the Medical College of Georgia, and then a medical residency at Yale. He joined NIH in 1993 as a visiting clinical associate with the Developmental Endocrinology Branch of NICHD. In 1997 he became chief of the NICHD's Adult Endocrine Ward and Clinics.

Dr. Papanicolaou's research focuses on the field of endocrine-immune interactions.


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