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  • Lessons Learned from the past 30 Years of Research in Mental Health

    Fri, Oct 27, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Steven Siegel, Franz Alexander Chair in Psychiatry, Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Lessons Learned from the past 30 Years of Research in Mental Health

    Abstract: Dr. Steven Siegel, Franz Alexander Chair in Psychiatry, Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Talk Title: Lessons Learned from the past 30 Years of Research in Mental Health Abstract: Siegel will describe work he has done over the past 30 years. Topics will range from biodegradable polymer-based implants developed in his lab at Penn and now being used clinically under the auspices of Teva Uzedy. Additionally, he will discuss studies measuring signal processing of brain activity bridging the pathophysiology and etiology of psychosis using EEG and ECog in mice. He will also address collaborations both at Penn and USC in engineering, spanning biomedical engineering and material science, as well as his work as chief wellness officer for USCs health system, including a randomized control trial to understand healthcare professional wellness. Lastly, he will describe work in his department leading a massive proactive adaptive technology mental health screening tool for USC students including its impact on trainees in engineering.

    Biography: Steven Siegel, is currently professor and chair of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences. He holds secondary appointments in neurological surgery as well as population and public health sciences. Prior to coming to USC, he was professor of psychiatry and bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania from 1996-2016.Steven Siegel earned his MD/PhD in Neurobiology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at UPenn, specializing in the treatment of psychosis. He is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Chief Mental Health/Wellness Officer for Keck Medicine of USC. He has been involved in medical, undergraduate, and graduate education and mentored more than 160 trainees in neuroscience and bioengineering. His research has been supported by federal, state, foundation, and industry sources for more than 25 years. He has published over 175 manuscripts, book chapters and books related to drug abuse, schizophrenia and autism.

    Host: Maral Mousavi

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Stephanie Perales

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