Scientific Council Member Dr. Kerry J. Ressler, Elected to Institute of Medicine

Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., Foundation Scientific Council Member, expert on PTSD
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.

Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council member, is among the 70 newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the areas of medical sciences, health care and public health. Dr. Ressler joins 44 other members of the Scientific Council who have received this honor.

Dr. Ressler, an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, identified a new biological pathway for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Read the press release about Dr. Ressler's election to the IOM

Read more about Dr. Ressler's research

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