Genes Expressed in Placenta May Predict Infant Brain Size and Indicate Future Schizophrenia Risk Scientists at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) and at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, have found that genetic scoring of schizophrenia-related genes in the placenta can predict the size of a baby’s brain at birth … Continued
Dr. Zach Feldman will be returning to UNC to join the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry in January 2021. He completed his psychiatry residency and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UNC in 2009, and since then, has practiced in both private and community psychiatry settings. Dr. Feldman has also been active in the North Carolina … Continued
Perinatal Psychiatry Physician Researcher Fellowship The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry is offering a new 12-month Clinical Research fellowship providing psychiatrists with advanced training in both clinical and research aspects of perinatal psychiatry. The fellowship takes advantage of the department’s extensive outpatient program working closely with UNC’s OB/GYN department and … Continued
Food insecurity affects approximately 12% of Americans daily and with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this number has increased drastically and has heavily impacted vulnerable populations who are food insecure. Thava Mahadevan and his team have been awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Clinical Scholars COVID-19 Rapid Response Project Funding for their community engaged … Continued
Dr. Nathan is a new faculty member in the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders Program and is a physician researcher. Her clinical interests include the care of perinatal and perimenopausal women with affective disorders. Her research interests are focused on examining the impact of affective illness on adverse medical outcomes in midlife women.