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On the Frontline of Medical Discovery

The Teen Brain

Jay Giedd, M.D.
Chief, Brain Imaging
Child Psychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 • 7 pm
Masur Auditorium • NIH Clinical Center

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Dr. Jay Giedd is a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist and chief of Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health. His primary research interests have focused on the biological basis of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. His magnetic resonance imaging studies have shed new light on brain development in healthy and neuropsychiatrically impaired youth.

Jay Giedd received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Dakota. He completed his training with three years of residency in psychiatry at the Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas and two years of residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He joined the Child Psychiatry Branch in 1991 as a senior staff fellow. He is board certified in general, child and adolescent, and geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Giedd has authored over 100 scientific publications and has been a frequent lecturer at national and international professional meetings. He has received numerous honors including the National Institute of Health Fellows Award for Research Excellence, A.E.Bennett Award Commendation, and the Max Hamilton Memorial Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Psychopharmacology from the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum.

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