Save the date: Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards

April 21, 2023

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Friedman Lecture & Awards , Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging

Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), 320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

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Mark your calendars for our 22nd Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 21, 2023. Our 22nd lecture — Mental health and older adults: New ways to provide high-quality care — will be given by Eric Lenze, MD, the Wallace and Lucille K. Renard Professor in Psychiatry and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

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This event is made possible by the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Dr. Eric Lenze named Wallace and Lucille K. Renard Professor in Psychiatry

January 21, 2020  |  The Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is pleased to announce the appointment Dr. Eric Lenze as the fourth Lucille K. Renard Endowed Professor in Psychiatry. Dr. Lenze is an internationally recognized geriatric psychiatrist and independent investigator. At Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Lenze has established a clinical training program for residents focused on evaluating, treating and studying neurocognitive disorders. Dr. Lenze’s research center, The Healthy Mind Lab, continually collaborates with leading researchers across the university and with a number of prestigious institutes including Columbia University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of Pittsburgh and University of Toronto. With regular publications in leading medical journals, innovative and original clinical trials are at the center of his research on geriatric neurocognitive and mood concerns.

Previous Lucille K. Renard endowed professors include Drs. Edwin Gildea, Eli Robins, and C. Robert Cloninger. Between 1941 and 1955, Wallace and Lucille Renard made major gifts to support the missions of Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Neuropsychiatry, to establish the Wallace and Lucille K. Renard Professorship in Psychiatry, and to help build Renard Hospital.

Read more about Department of Psychiatry Endowed Professorships

Read more about residency training in geriatric psychiatry with Dr. Eric Lenze at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Read more about Dr. Eric Lenze

Drs. Eric Lenze and Ginger Nicol lead establishment of new Research Core at Washington University School of Medicine: mHealth

January 2019  |  In collaboration with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Institute for Informatics, and the HealthCare Innovation Lab, Drs. Eric Lenze and Ginger Nicol are leading the newly established mHealth Core.

mHealth (mobile health) is widespread and understudied relative to its importance and potential. The mHealth Research Core is focused on measuring and improving health research and outcomes by incorporating the use of social media, smartphone devices, tablets, web sites, sensors, wearables and/or other remote technology. The mHealth Research Core also aims to provide guidance, consultative services and resources for investigators looking to study or incorporate mHealth into their research.

Find out the date of the next meeting and learn more about the new mHealth core

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Dr. Eric Lenze presents at Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Getting to Precision Medicine in Psychiatry

January 21, 2020

Dr. Eric Lenze discusses:

  • The role of randomized controlled trials in the generation of evidence-based medicine,
  • Incorporation of biomarkers, such as genetics and neuroimaging, into clinical trials as an effort to bring psychiatry into precision medicine,
  • How design flaws in those trials have prevented progress to precision medicine,
  • How precision clinical trials are the solution to those flaws, and
  • How technology will be incorporated into clinical trials.

Click play to access full set of slides and audio of Dr. Lenze’s Grand Rounds talk.

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