Virtual Lunch Together with Rachel Yehuda

Learn about how trauma and resilience carry across generations with pioneering trauma researcher Rachel Yehuda
Live Broadcast Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, ET

The new field of epigenetics explores how genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation. She has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks.

Join Rachel and Leading Edge founder Michael Kerman as they discuss how insights from her research have helped realize the power of flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities.


About our Virtual Lunch Guest
Rachel Yehuda, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, is the Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine which includes the PTSD clinical research program and the Neurochemistry and Neuroendocrinology laboratory at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Yehuda is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies. She has authored more than 250 published papers, chapters, and books in the field of traumatic stress and the neurobiology of PTSD.  Her current interests include the study of risk and resilience factors, psychological and biological predictors of treatment response in PTSD, genetic and epigenetic studies of PTSD and the intergenerational transmission of trauma and PTSD. She has an active federally-funded clinical and research program that welcomes local and international students and clinicians.

Dr. Yehuda’s research on cortisol and brain function has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of PTSD worldwide and has been awarded the renowned Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry (Munich, Germany) 2004 Guest Professorship. The appointment signifies a special recognition of the outstanding research she has been performing in the field of neuroscience in the context of studies on causality of psychiatric disorders over the years.

Dr. Yehuda received her PhD in Psychology and Neurochemistry and her MS in Biological Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and completed her postdoctoral training in Biological Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Department at Yale Medical School.

About our Virtual Lunch Together With…. Series
All Virtual Lunches are FREE and include a Q and A period to make for a lively and stimulating hour. Join us and spend an enjoyable and informative virtual lunch hour with some of the most interesting people and innovative clinicians contributing today to the field of psychotherapy and counselling.

You will learn about our lunch guests, how they got started in their careers, how things are going since the pandemic started personally and from a professional point of view and insights into helping clients during this time.

Once you have registered, you will be emailed instructions on how to show up on the date. By  registering for this event, you will be added to our email list. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Bring coffee, soup, a sandwich or even a glass of wine if you like!

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Event Detail

July 28, 2020 1:00 pm
July 28, 2020 2:00 pm