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Dr. Lewy honored by alma mater, receives Professional Achievement Award

Dr. LewyThe University of Chicago has honored Alfred Lewy, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, with the Professional Achievement Award

The University of Chicago had this to say about Dr. Lewy:

Dr. Lewy is senior vice chair and the Richard H. Phillips Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. His lifelong behavioral and pharmacological research has resulted in a better understanding of the role of the pineal gland, the elucidation of Seasonal Affective Disorder and its treatment with light and melatonin, and the first bioassay of a behavioral disorder. His work has given psychiatry a new perspective on the physiology of sleep and mood disorders, which are also relevant to the problems of blind people, as well as individuals who must cope with the discomforts of shift work and jet lag.

Dr. Lewy will be honored in a ceremony on Saturday, June 4 at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

The full article is available online

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