Providing hope - Improving lives
The Translational Therapeutics Lab seeks to translate our understanding of the brain bases of emotion and behavior to develop rapid-acting treatments for mental illness. We partner with collaborators at multiple points along the drug discovery and development pathway to discover new treatments across the lifespan.
Our interdisciplinary approach involves identifying promising compounds and designing clinical trials that simultaneously provide information about mechanism and efficacy. We utilize multiple modalities (fMRI, EEG, MRS) to understand where and when compounds are targeting the brain at multiple levels including molecules, circuits, networks, and behaviors to produce rapid relief of symptoms.
We are committed to educating the public about mental illness and clinical research.
To serve our patients with compassion, to collaborate with interdisciplinary scientists and community partners, and to lead innovative high-quality research studies that accelerate and transform treatments for severe mental illness
To innovate targeted rapid-acting treatments and drive insights into the brain basis of OCD and related disorders to relieve suffering of patients
Health Matters 2018
Health Matters is a free community event sponsored by Stanford Medicine that explores the latest advancements in medicine and the health topics that matter most to you and your family. Join us this year for Health Matters on Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez is a featured speaker at the Health Talks.
Health Matters will take place at the Stanford University School of Medicine campus.
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
291 Campus Drive
Seating capacity for the talks is limited.
Health Talks – We encourage you to arrive early to check in at the preregistration area. Your selection of a particular talk does not guarantee admittance. Talks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Health Pavilion – A collection of exhibits featuring interactive, hands-on attractions and activities for the whole family. A series of talks will be offered throughout the day at the nutrition and women’s health tents; check the program for times. Open 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. No registration necessary.
OCD Awareness Week at Stanford - Presentations
OCD Treatments Old and New
Speaker: Dr. Lorrin Koran
Rapid-Acting Treatments for OCD
Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Speaker: Dr. Nolan Willams
Focused Ultrasound and Deep Brain Stimulation
Speaker: Dr. Mahendra Bhati
Webinar: ‘Towards Rapid-Acting Treatments for OCD’
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. (2017, June 13).
Podcast: ‘Special K’ A Potential Treatment for OCD?
Scope. (2017, June 5). Stanford Medicine.
Early Test Shows: Experimental Drug May Have Potential to Relieve OCD Symptoms Quickly and with Few Side Effect
eNews. (2017, May 25). Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Researcher Investigates Hallucinogen as Potential OCD Treatment
White, T. (2017, May 19). Stanford Medicine.