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Heart disease and depression connection is topic of 2013 Golden lecture

Release Date: August 29, 2013

Davidson will present "Depression and Acute Coronary Syndromes: Can Treating Depression Alter the Course of Coronary Artery Disease?"
Karina Davidson, PhD, Professor of medicine and psychiatry
Columbia University
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Karina Davidson, PhD, an internationally known researcher on the connection between depression and heart disease, will give the 2013 Golden lecture at the University at Buffalo on Sept. 12 at noon in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall on the South Campus.  

Titled “Depression and Acute Coronary Syndromes: Can Treating Depression Alter the Course of Coronary Artery Disease?” the talk is geared toward faculty and students at UB, especially those in the health sciences.

Davidson, professor of medicine and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and director of its Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, studies how patients’ mental well-being affects their cardiovascular disease. She received international recognition following her 2010 publication titled “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” a 10-year study on positive and negative emotions in coronary heart disease.

For more information, contact Nasir Khan, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at UB, at nkhan@buffalo.edu.

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