Dr. Helen Mayberg
Dr. Helen Mayberg

Helen Mayberg, M.D., will present “Rethinking Depression and its Treatment: Perspectives from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation” as this year’s Ernst Knobil Lecture.

Professor of psychiatry, neurology, and radiology at Emory University School of Medicine, Mayberg is a board certified neurologist who trained at Columbia’s Neurological Institute in New York and received her fellowship training in nuclear medicine at Johns Hopkins. She completed her medical degree from the University of Southern California and leads a multidisciplinary research program studying brain mechanisms mediating depression pathogenesis and antidepressant treatment response using neuroimaging.

The Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture was established in 2001 to honor Dr. Ernst Knobil, who served as the third dean of McGovern Medical School, from 1981—1984, and was one of the world’s leading neuroendocrinologists whose work has provided the basis for the understanding of reproductive function in women.

The lecture will be held 4-5 p.m., Nov. 8 in MSB 3.001.