Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Who Put the Evidence in Evidence-Based Psychiatry? A Critical Appraisal of Treatments for Bipolar Depression
 Date: 7/10/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium

Speaker: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, Bipolar Research Program,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Description: *Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, and Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University followed by a residency in psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Hospital and then became a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University. Dr. Nierenberg then ran one of the Affective Disorders Inpatient Units and the Affective Disorders Outpatient Unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. In 1992, he joined the Psychiatry Department at MGH.

He has published over 230 original articles and 30 chapters and reviews, and has been listed among the Best Doctors in North America for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders since 1994. He received the NDMDA Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award and was elected as a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Nierenberg is the Director of the NIMH Bipolar Trials Network which is conducting LiTMUS, an effectiveness trial of low dose lithium alone or in combination with optimized treatment. His primary interests are treatment resistant depression, bipolar depression, and the longitudinal course of mood disorders. Dr. Nierenberg lectures nationally and internationally, teaches and supervises clinicians and researchers, maintains an active clinical practice, conducts clinical trials, and is Editor in Chief of CNS Spectrums as well as on the editorial boards of multiple psychiatric journals.