Calendar of Event
 Event Title: The Challenge of Anorexia Nervosa
 Date: 2/27/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium

Speaker: Evelyn Attia, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Director, Eating Disorders Research Program,
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Description: *Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

Evelyn Attia, M.D. is The Director of The Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at NYSPI/CUMC, and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Dr. Attia received an A.B. from Princeton University, and an M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Formerly the director of NYSPI's inpatient eating disorders program, Dr. Attia is currently studying the psychobiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa. She has received a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), and a Scholars Grant for Faculty Development in Women's Health from Pfizer and The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR).

Additionally, she has received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) for her study entitled, "Serotonin's Role in the Psychobiology of Anorexia Nervosa."