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The Teen Brain
|Jay Giedd, M.D.
Chief, Brain Imaging
Child Psychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Auditorium NIH Clinical Center
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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