National Academy of Inventors elects Mayberg as a fellow

Helen S. Mayberg, MD has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Mayberg is a faculty member in the NS program.

Election to NAI fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Mayberg is a neurologist and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology and Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics at Emory University School of Medicine. Working over the last 25 years in both the U.S. and Canada, Mayberg has directed multidisciplinary research teams working to define neural systems mediating mood and emotions in health and disease with a primary focus on major depression and its recovery. This work integrates multimodal imaging techniques, quantitative behavioral and psychophysiological metrics, and experimental treatment trials to define brain-based biomarkers that can optimize treatment selection for individual patients with major depression.

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