NYU Langone Insights on Psychiatry is a unique podcast by clinicians, for clinicians, that connects cutting-edge discoveries with practical takeaways that can help you improve your patients’ care today.
In each episode, host Thea Gallagher, PsyD, a clinical assistant professor and the coordinator of digital mental health, outcomes, and wellness in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized specialist in mental health illnesses including obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, explores a unique topic with a guest expert who is pursuing the most critical and compelling questions at the cutting-edges of their research area.
“It’s an honor to… help to communicate the kinds of meaningful insights we can all use in this fast-moving profession.”Thea Gallagher, PsyD
“Insights on Psychiatry is part a look at the future of where psychiatry is headed and part a practical guide to improving the treatment we provide today,” says Dr. Gallagher. “It’s an honor to converse with such fascinating group of peers about their research and to help to communicate the kinds of meaningful insights we can all use in this fast-moving profession.”
Welcome from Our Leadership
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome NYU Langone Insights on Psychiatry into our educational programming. This series hosted by Dr. Thea Gallagher, one of our communication leaders, features clinical thought leaders from across our department discussing their passionate work with patients and in their specific area of research. We view these discussions as a way of your being able to meet and greet our experts over a virtual cup of coffee. We know you will find them to be lively, informative and enriching.”
— Charles R. Marmar, MD, Peter H. Schub Professor and Chair, and Lenard A. Adler, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry
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EPISODE 12: JULY 18, 2023
Carla Nasca, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone, where she studies epigenetic mechanisms of neuroplasticity to stress. Dr. Nasca’s work led to the discovery of acetyl-L-carnitine (LAC), a metabolite found in the mitochondria, as a promising biological marker of depression.
- acetyl-L-carnitine (LAC) and major depressive disorder
- How stress changes the brain on a structural/molecular level
- Risk factors for stress-induced disorders
- Machine learning
EPISODE 11: JULY 6, 2023
Tanya C. Sippy, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone. She’s also Principal Investigator at the Sippy Lab and Associate Director of the Psychedelic Medicine Research Training Program. Her research explores the neural mechanisms that underlie how sensory stimuli become associated with goal-directed behavior.
- How learning changes sensory representation (with implications for understanding addiction, etc.)
- Recent research on the functions of dopamine and serotonin
- Hype vs reality of psychedelics
- Regulation of ketamine clinics
More information: https://www.sippylab.com/
EPISODE 10: JUNE 20, 2023
Andrew Nierenberg, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the MGH Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. He completed his residency in psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Hospital.
- Lithium vs antipsychotics
- SMART BD (Sequential Multiple Assignment of Randomized Treatment)
- Bipolar Learning Health Network
- Medication concordance