Events & Lectures
Grand Rounds are presented regularly most Wednesdays at 12:00pm. For more information, please contact Rosanne Fear at (513) 558-5100..
Lurie Psychiatric Lecture Series
A pioneer in Cincinnati psychiatry, Dr. Louis Lurie was keenly interested in teaching as well as in research. Dr. Lurie founded the Psychopathic Institute in 1920, later known as the Children’s Psychiatric Center, and was its director until 1948. Doctors Louis Lurie and Louis Dub designed the first placebo-controlled treatment trial in medicine in 1939. In a cross-over study they found Dexedrine was effective in treating depression but not schizophrenia.
Dr. Lurie was President of the Cincinnati Society of Neurology and Psychiatry and of the Jewish Hospital Medical Staff. He was a founding member of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, and was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to be a delegate to the White House Conference on Child Psychiatry where he helped draw up the Children’s Charter. An Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Lurie also lectured on mental hygiene at the Hebrew Union College.
Dr. Max Lurie continued in his father’s footsteps, joining him in research in 1943 and in private practice in 1948. In 1953, he published a ground breaking study with Harry Salzar, M.D., on Isoniazid as an antidepressant, a term that they coined.
Drs. Max Lurie and Salzar are regarded as the discoverers of antidepressant therapy based upon this work. Dr. Max Lurie is featured in the books: The Psychopharmacologists II and The Antidepressant Era, both by David Healy, M.D. Dr. Max Lurie continued with various research projects while focusing on his private practice. He was one of the first psychiatrists to recognize and treat the specific needs of the geriatric population. He served as president of the Central Neuropsychiatric Association in 1980-81.
For many years, he was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati.
Nasrallah Schizophrenia Lecture Series
The Nasrallah Schizophrenia Lecture Series is given annually in the spring. It is made possible by the Henry A. Nasrallah, MD, Endowed Lectureship Fund. Dr. Nasrallah is a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, director of the schizophrenia program and editor-in-chief of the international journal Schizophrenia Research.
For more information about Continuing Medical Education programs:
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
PO Box 670559
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0559
260 Stetson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 558-7700