Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Presentation:
Genes, Environment, and Eating Disorders: Accelerating the Science of Eating Disorders Through Global Collaboration

Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED
Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders
Department of Psychiatry
Univ. of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Professor of Nutrition
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Founding Director
UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

UNC Center for Psychiatric Genomics

Professor, Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director, Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation
Karolinska Institutet


Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of genome-wide association studies
  • Understand the ways in which genes and environment act and interact to influence risk for eating disorders
  • Appreciate the value of genetic counseling for eating disorders and other psychiatric disorders
  • Increase their comfort with discussing genetics of eating disorders with patients and families


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and are intended only for an audience of medical professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for licensed physicians participating in this activity. You must attend this event and sign in to qualify for CME credit.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 8:30am to 9:30am

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