Calendar of Event
 Event Title: SACHAR AWARD: Grief and Depression : Personal and Clinical Perspectives
 Date: 3/12/2010      Time: 11:00am -- 12:30pm
Place: New York State Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium - NYC 10032

Speaker: Kay Jamison, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman


Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. She is co-author of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness, which was chosen in 1990 as the most outstanding book in biomedical sciences by the American Association of Publishers, and author of Touched with Fire, An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast, and Exuberance. Dr. Jamison is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Dr. Jamison has written more than 100 scientific articles about mood disorders, suicide, creativity, and lithium. Her memoir, An Unquiet Mind, which chronicles her own experience with manic-depressive illness, was cited by several major publications as one of the best books of 1995. It was on The New York Times bestseller list for five months and translated into twenty languages. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide was a national bestseller and selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of 1999. Her most recent book, Exuberance: The Passion for Life, was selected by The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best books of 2004 and by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of the year.

Dr. Jamison is the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, including a MacArthur Award.