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The Global Psychiatry Monthly Dinner Series provides faculty, trainees and staff a forum to listen and interact with an engaging speaker on a global mental health topic. The speaker will be Janina Galler, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

The Intergenerational Legacy of Childhood Malnutrition

Date
April 28, 2014
Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required?
Yes
Registration closed?
No

The Chester M Pierce MD, Division of Global Psychiatry is pleased to host Dr. Janina Galler on Monday, April 28 at 6pm for the next Global Psychiatry Monthly Dinner Series. Dr. Galler will speak about her work on the long-term effects of childhood malnutrition on cognitive and behavioral outcomes. Dr. Galler is the PI/Director of the Barbados Nutrition Study, a 40-year longitudinal and intergenerational investigation of childhood malnutrition and parallel translational studies in animal models, which has shown that malnutrition experienced in the first year of life results in long-term effects on mental health outcomes in adulthood that implicate the prefrontal cortex.

Please RSVP to MGHglobalpsychiatry@mgh.harvard.edu if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

The Intergenerational Legacy of Childhood Malnutrition
Janina Galler, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Monday, April 28, 2014
6-7:30pm
Bulfinch 225 (Board of Trustees Room)
Massachusetts General Hospital

Janina R. Galler, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School  and a Senior Scientist at the Judge Baker Children's Center. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University,  and she received her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Galler did her residency training in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry  at the Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Galler's research is centered on malnutrition in early life and its long-term effects on mental health outcomes. Since 1973, she has served as the Director of the Barbados Nutrition Study, a 40-year longitudinal study that has studied children with histories of early life malnutrition over the lifespan and across generations. As a neuroscientist, she also conducted translational research in animal models of prenatal and intergenerational malnutrition. Dr. Galler is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, the Irving B. Harris Award from the Society of Behavioral Pediatrics and the H. Sophie Newcomb College-Tulane University Centennial Award. Dr. Galler was the first Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation Public Policy Fellow, and  a US Senate Fellow. Dr. Galler served as Chair, Eunice K. Shriver National  Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHHD) Advisory Council, and was a member of the NIH Directors Advisory Council. She is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications and two volumes on Nutrition and Behavior and has had over 30 years of uninterrupted NIH support.