"What are the implications of the findings from placebo research for translation into better clinical care?" Presentation by Randy Gollub, M.D., Ph.D.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Brigham and Women's Hospital, *Shapiro Breakout Room, Shapiro Building, 1st FL 70 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Dr. Randy L. Gollub is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she serves as the Associate Director of the Neuroimaging Research Program. The focus of Dr. Gollub's research is at the interface between the technological advancement of neuroimaging acquisition and analysis methods and their application to basic and clinical neuroscience. Her laboratory applies functional neuroimaging methods to the investigation of pain perception and the modulation of pain perception by placebo and acupuncture in people with and without chronic pain disorders. Among multiple innovative lines of research, her laboratory has demonstrated that there are multiple mechanisms by which the human brain can modulate pain perception and they have proposed a theoretical framework for interpreting the seemingly disparate neuroimaging findings reported in the literature. Dr. Gollub received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Northwestern, an M.D. and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology as an MSTP scholar at Duke University Medical School and completed her Psychiatry residency and a fellowship in single unit electrophysiology at Yale. She has been on faculty at HMS since 1993.
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