31 Jul 2015

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni: Psychiatry in the 21st century. Find out more on 30 Sep 2015

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni is a Professor of Psychiatry and the director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) – one Australia’s largest and most innovative centres for clinical mental health research. She is internationally recognised for her expertise in the treatment of mental illness, particularly in women’s mental health. She has pioneered the use of estrogen as a treatment in schizophrenia and has developed many other innovative treatments for mental illnesses. Jayashri will be speaking at the forthcoming 30 Sept Translational Research symposium hosted by Central Clinical School. See detail below.

Prof Kulkarni graduated from Monash Medical School and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1989.

She is a passionate advocate of patient-focused mental health research. With more than a third of mental illness sufferers not responsive to current treatments, she believes there is an urgent need for investment in clinical psychiatry research so as new and effective treatments for mental illness can be developed. She is a regular media commentator on mental health related issues.

The aim of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre is to develop new treatments, new understanding and new service deliveries for people with mental illness. It is a world leader in the translation of cutting edge neuroscience discoveries into innovative, life-changing treatments for people with mental illness.

Prof Kulkarni will be speaking at the Central Clinical School's Translational Research Symposium Wednesday, 30 September 2015, on the topic of "Psychiatry in the 21st Century".

All welcome, see details:

Time: 8.00 am registration for 9.00 am start
Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the BakerIDI Institute at 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, 200 metres east of the main Alfred Hospital entrance. See map.
Cost: Free
RSVP by Friday 25 September for catering purposes
Enquiries: Catherine.Wong@monash.edu ph +61 3 9903 0640

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