Detroit, MI 48201
One of the world’s foremost medical clinical researchers will be the featured speaker for a Distinguished Dean’s Lecture next week at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
George Chrousos, M.D., Sc.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Athens (Greece) University Medical School, will present “”The Neuroendocrinology of Stress” at 10:30 a.m. and “The Effect of Stress on Reproduction” at noon Jan. 22 at the Perinatology Research Branch at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The lectures will be given in the Perinatology Research Branch - Hutzel Women’s Hospital, 4 Brush, in the PRB Classroom.
Internationally recognized for his research in endocrinology and stress, Dr. Chrousos previously served as senior investigator and director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Section and Training Program, as well as chief of the Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch of the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. He also is a clinical professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical School and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist for the NICHD, NIH.
In addition, Dr. Chrousos was appointed the first general director of the Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens in 2001. He holds the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural chair on Adolescent Health Care. In 2011, he was appointed the John Kluge chair in Technology and Society in the John W. Kluge Center at the U.S. Library of Congress.
An expert on the medical effects of stress and one of the world’s most prominent clinical investigators, Dr. Chrousos’s research focuses on neuroendocrinology, including how interrelationships between the nervous system and endocrine systems impact mood disorders, sleep, pain perception and immune function. He has written more than 1,100 scientific publications and edited 25 books.
Dr. Chrousos’s visit is sponsored by the the Wayne State University Perinatal Initiative and the Wayne State University School of Medicine.