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May 30

NIMH’s Berman To Give Roberts Lecture

Dr. Berman

NIMH’s Dr. Karen Berman

NIMH’s Dr. Karen Berman will give the 2019 lecture in the Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series honoring Distinguished Women Scientists at NIH, sponsored by the NIH women scientist advisors committee. Her talk “Williams Syndrome: A Rare View of the Path from Genes to Neural Circuits to Behavior and Back Again,” will be held on Thursday, May 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. 

Berman is a senior investigator and chief of the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Branch, the section on integrative neuroimaging and the psychosis and cognitive studies section. She conducts translational investigations, using multimodal neuroimaging to bridge the gap between neurogenetic, molecular, cellular and system-level mechanisms in neurodevelopment and in neuropsychiatric disorders. 

Berman completed residency training in psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of California at San Diego, as well as a residency in nuclear medicine at the Clinical Center. She has board certification in both psychiatry and nuclear medicine. 

The seminar series is dedicated to the memory of Roberts, former chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis from 1995 to 2006. 

The lecture is open to all and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. For sign-language interpretation, email mmcburney@od.nih.gov or call (301) 496-1921.

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