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Noah Philip, MD - Bringing precision to non-invasive brain stimulation for depression and posttraumatic stress disorder

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PMHW Seminar Series: Cutting-edge advances towards personalized mental health

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About the Talk: Dr. Philip will be speaking about a range of new and emerging technologies to improve depression and PTSD. These will include transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation; he will also introduce attendees to low intensity focused ultrasound.

For reference, please see the following publications:

  • Philip, N.S., & Arulpragasam, A.R. (2023). Reaching for the unreachable: low intensity focused ultrasound for non-invasive deep brain stimulation. Neuropsychopharmacology: official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology48(1), 251–252.
  • Siddiqi, S.H., & Philip, N.S. (2023). Hitting the Target of Image-Guided Psychiatry?. The American journal of psychiatry, 180(3), 185–187.

About the Speaker: Noah S. Philip, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the founding Section Chief of Psychiatric Neuromodulation at VA Providence and is Lead for Mental Health Research at the VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology.

Dr. Philip received his BSc from McGill University and his MD from Albany Medical College where he graduated AOA and with a Distinction in the Study of Biomedical Ethics. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Brown University, followed by T32 and Neuromodulation Fellowships at Brown.

Dr. Philip’s laboratory uses new and emerging technologies to understand and treat serious psychiatric disorders, such as PTSD, major depression, and suicidality. His research has been featured in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (tDCS+Virtual Reality for PTSD). In June 2021, he received a cooperative study award from NIMH to perform first-in-human studies investigating MRI-guided low intensity focused ultrasound for depression and anxiety (U01 MH123427).

Dr. Philip has received awards and recognition from the American Psychiatric Association, Society for Biological Psychiatry, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and others. He has been funded through grants from the VA (Rehabilitation, Clinical Science, and Health Services R&D), NIMH, NIDA, Department of Defense, and through industry and small-business collaborations. He is active in several national organizations, including SOBP and ACNP, and is the past President of the Psychiatric Research Society.

Dr. Philip plays a significant training and mentoring role at Brown, where he is Associate Director of the NIMH R25 psychiatry resident research training program and serves as a mentor through national organizations such as the Career Development Institute for Psychiatry. He is committed to action to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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