Neuroscience Grand Rounds w/ Dr. Alik Widge
March 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EST
Neuroscience Grand Rounds 2023-2024
Engineering Brain Circuits to Treat Psychiatric Disorders
Through the review of specific example studies, gain an understanding of:
- Identify clinical challenges in invasive neurostimulation for mental disorders
- Describe the role of fronto-striatal circuits in behavioral flexibility.
- Describe how a domain-focused approach can be more valuable than a diagnosis-focused approach in understanding mechanisms of brain stimulation.
Presenter: Alik Widge, MD, PhD, is a brain stimulation psychiatrist and biomedical engineer. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where he directs the Translational NeuroEngineering Lab. Dr. Widge completed his MD at the University of Pittsburgh, his PhD in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, psychiatry residency at the University of Washington, and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on brain stimulation for severe and treatment-resistant mental illness, with particular emphasis on deep brain stimulation and related implantable technologies.
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