06/03/2021 Cousins Center Lectures in PNI - “Inflammation and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Implications for Reward Processing and Motivational Deficits”

Cousins Center Lectures in PNI

Sponsored by the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

“Inflammation and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Implications for Reward Processing and Motivational Deficits”

David R. Goldsmith, MD MSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Faculty, Emory Behavioral Immunology Program
Co-Director, PSTAR Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
Associate Program Director, Emory Psychiatry Residency Research Track 

David Goldsmith is a psychiatrist who focuses on the treatment of psychotic disorders and studies the role of the immune system in persistent symptoms of schizophrenia. More specifically, he is interested in how inflammation targets the brain, leading to motivational deficits and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. He is the co-director of the PSTAR (Persistent Symptoms: Treatment, Assessment, and Recovery) Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, which focuses on the treatment of individuals with psychosis, with a specific emphasis on using clozapine and other pharmacologic / psychosocial interventions for persistent symptoms. In addition to his work in the PSTAR Clinic, Dr. Goldsmith is on the faculty of the Emory Behavioral Immunology Program and is the Associate Program Director for the Emory Psychiatry Residency Research Track. Dr. Goldsmith completed his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and received two National Institute of Mental Health Training Awards before receiving his MD from the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldsmith completed his psychiatry residency training at Emory University School of Medicine where he was on the residency research track. He is currently funded by an NIMH K23 Career Development Award as well as by awards from the Emory Medical Care Foundation and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Live presentation will be held Thursday, 3rd June 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm, via Zoom Webinar. 

Please register here (required): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WVjh_VxxRmqjzdTxuLk6bg

With questions, please contact Marina Samaltanos at msamaltanos@mednet.ucla.edu. 

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