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Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute rededicated at UMMS

UMass Medical School Communications

July 16, 2018

Shown here in the new location of the institute are: (front row, from left) Amy Brudnick Cerel and Betty Brudnick; (back row, from left) Terence R. Flotte, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine; Sheldon Benjamin, MD, interim chair and professor of psychiatry; Vivian Budnik, PhD, chair and professor of neurobiology ; Andrew Tapper, PhD, professor of neurobiology and director of the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute; Chancellor Michael F. Collins; and Dr. Rothschild, professor of psychiatry.


The Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute at UMass Medical School, focused on the comprehensive study of the brain and behavior, was recently rededicated after being relocated to the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building. The institute, which opened 18 years ago thanks to the generosity of Betty and the late Irving S. Brudnick, provides scientists with a state-of-the-art laboratory for investigating the nature and causes of mental illnesses. Recently, the Brudnick family helped to establish the Brudnick Translational Fellowship in Mood Disorders to prepare physician-scientists for independent careers in translational neuroscience research. The Brudnick family also endowed the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry held by Anthony Rothschild, MD. Shown here in the new location of the institute are: (front row, from left) Amy Brudnick Cerel and Betty Brudnick; (back row, from left) Terence R. Flotte, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine; Sheldon Benjamin, MD, interim chair and professor of psychiatry; Vivian Budnik, PhD, chair and professor of neurobiology ; Andrew Tapper, PhD, professor of neurobiology and director of the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute; Chancellor Michael F. Collins; and Dr. Rothschild, professor of psychiatry.