Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Thinking Differently About Schizophrenia
 Date: 7/17/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium

Speaker: Bita Moghaddam, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Description: *Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

Bita Moghaddam, PhD received her BA from Avila College in Chemistry (Cum Laude) with a minor in Mathematics. She did her Postdoctoral Training in Pharmacology at Yale University and received a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas. She is Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, and Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Modhaddam received a NIH/NIMH MERIT Award (2002-2012). She is a Scientific Council member, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression (NARSAD), 2005. She currently the PI of two NIH/NIMH grants, “Biochemical Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs” and “Cannabinoid Approaches for Treatment of Tourette’s Syndrome.” She has published more than 75 peer reviewed article and chapters.

Dr. Moghaddam is interested in mechanisms that underlie cognitive control of goal-directed behavior, and how these mechanisms are disrupted in animal models of psychiatric disorders.