Investigators to participate in colloquium

Ziad Nahas, M.D., and Jeffrey Lorberbaum, M.D., have been accepted to participate in a Colloquium for Young Investigators at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Toronto this spring.

Nahas and Lorberbaum applied in the area of functional neuroimaging and were among 15 selected from a nationwide group of 30 young investigators who applied. The workshop, which was formed several years ago with the help of MUSC’s Mark George, M.D., centers each year around different areas of psychiatry, such as substance abuse and schizophrenia. George is MUSC associate professor of psychiatry, radiology and neurology and director of the Department of Psychiatry’s Functional Neuroimaging Division and director of the Magnetic Brain Stimulation Laboratory.

“This was the first year that we had a section devoted to imaging,” George said. “As a judge, I know the competition was indeed very impressive, and many of the applicants were in fact junior faculty at national laboratories or in very high profile groups, like Massachusetts General and Washington University.”

Both Nahas and Lorberbaum scored in the top five of the group. George urges those associated with Nahas and Lorberbaum to “...[congratulate] these two developing scholars when you see them. The other judges were respected scientists in the field, so this really is a strong external validation of their promise and potential and ongoing work.”

George also said that congratulations as well are deserved “... to those of you who have helped train and facilitate these young men.”

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