Showcasing research in the department
Psychiatry Research Day promotes student involvement in research and showcases the department’s diverse expertise to our university and local communities. The day is composed of oral and poster presentations with awards given in various categories.
Research Day 2017
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
WHERE: Lord Nelson Hotel
We will be giving presentation awards in the following categories:
- junior faculty; and
- psychiatry staff
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Dr. Roy Perlis.
Dr. Roy Perlis is Staff Psychiatrist for the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Research Program and the Depression Clinical Research Program in Boston. In addition, he is a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Perlis earned his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and his MD at Harvard Medical School. After graduating, he completed his residency in adult psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, where he was designated Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology. His fellowship also was conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Perlis focuses both his research and clinical work on treatment-resistant mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. His current efforts include exploring genetic variations that might predict treatment response or adverse effects, conducting proof-of-concept clinical trials with new treatments, and developing cost-effective methods for future genetics research using algorithms to search medical record databases. He has authored articles, book chapters, and reviews concerning topics in his field. His articles are published in prestigious scientific journals, such as American Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. To his credit, he is coauthor of the American Psychiatric Association’s Bipolar Treatment Guidelines. Dr. Perlis is the recipient of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia Award, the American Philosophical Society Award, and the New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit Award sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.