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Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds: October 24, 2014

A Tribute to Drs. George Aghajanian and George Heninger: Over 100 years of Leadership, Research, and Mentoring Excellence at Yale
Photo by Jerry Domian (Yale)

Dr. George Heninger (left) and Dr. George Aghajanian (right).

The careers of Drs. Aghajanian and Heninger have spanned six decades, combining for over 100 years of service at Yale. They have been leaders, innovators, and educators in clinical, basic, and translational research, and have contributed to dramatic changes in the neurobiology and treatment of psychiatric illnesses. They epitomize the Department of Psychiatry's mission: to conduct cutting edge research, to translate these findings to novel treatments, to elucidate the pathophysiology of psychiatric illnesses, and to train the next generation of clinicians and researchers to carry on this work. They have been guiding forces for our department, as well as the international community of neurobiological psychiatry during this incredible timespan, and still continue to pursue their interests and life’s work.