Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series Presentation:
Paradise Lost: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse and Neglect

Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Institute for Early Life Adversity Research
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School


Learning objectives:
By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss how genetic polymorphisms and epigenetics affect psychiatric disease vulnerability
  • Explain how a gene variation affects brain development and function so that the risk of a depressive episode or post-traumatic stress disorder is increased
  • Describe how early life experience produces persistent central nervous system alterations and its implications


Remote live streaming locations:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General: Building 5, Room 7M30
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center: Building 8, Room 313
  • Clearlake VA Clinic
  • Eureka VA Clinic
  • San Bruno VA Clinic
  • San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic
  • Santa Rosa VA Clinic
  • Ukiah VA Clinic

Live streaming is also available at


Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience only.

To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30am to 9:30am

HSW-301 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143