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Release Date: 01/11/2019

Named Co-Chair of the ACNP Women’s Task Force

Audrey R Tyrka, MD, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience (LCTN) and director of research at Butler Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, and professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been appointed co-chair of the Women's Task Force of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).

Founded in 1961, The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, is a professional, international organization of leading brain scientists. Selected primarily on the basis of original research contributions, membership of the College is drawn from scientists in diverse subfields of neuroscience, including behavioral pharmacology, clinical psychopharmacology, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, neurophysiology, neurology, psychiatry, and psychology.

Dr. Tyrka received her MD and PhD in medicine and psychology through a combined program at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a psychiatry residency at the Warren Alpert Medical School and further research training in clinical neuroscience at the Mood Disorders Research Program and Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience at Butler and Brown. Dr. Tyrka is also director of Research Training in the Brown psychiatric residency program and principal investigator of an NIMH-funded R25 research training program.

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Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England, is the only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, seniors and adolescents in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Founded in 1844, it was the first hospital in Rhode Island and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The Major Affiliated Teaching Hospital for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research.

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