The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is hosting three events focused on perinatal mental health and maternal wellness. Assistant Professor Marla Wald, MD, has convened the series with support from the Duke University School of Medicine's interdisciplinary colloquium funding initiative. The lunchtime series, titled "Updates in Perinatal Mental Health & Maternal Wellness: Challenges & Opportunities in the Context of COVID-19 & Mental Health Disparities," to join events: http://bit.ly/PerinatalMHColloquia
Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH is the Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also directs the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders and leads the UNC SOM and UNC Health Well-Being initiative. Dr. Meltzer-Brody is an internationally recognized physician-scientist in perinatal depression. She recently received the 2020 O Max Gardner award, a UNC System Award (17 universities) for the highest faculty honor. She is also the recipient of the 2019 American Psychiatric Association Alexandra Symonds Award in Women's Mental Health and was named one of the "Top 10 Women in Medicine" by the Triangle Business Journal.