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On the Frontline

Our Spring 2023 installment of On the Frontline showcased how Baylor College of Medicine is advancing mental health and exploring cutting-edge treatments using genetics, neurotechnologies, telemedicine, psychedelics and more.

We invite you to view the content below for follow-up items from the event and to learn more about the discoveries and innovations Baylor physicians and scientists are making in the mental health space. We hope you’ll support this important work with a donation today.

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Learn more about mental and behavioral health and what’s happening at Baylor by visiting the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for updates and resources.


Special Thanks to our Panelists

Wayne Goodman, M.D.

Wayne Goodman, M.D., is the D.C. and Irene Ellwood Chair in Psychiatry of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also is a professor specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for intractable psychiatric illnesses. He is the principal developer of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, the gold standard for assessing OCD, and co-founder of the International OCD Foundation, the major advocacy group for patients with OCD. He is currently a principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN initiative, including one on developing adaptive DBS for OCD. 

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Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., is the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She researches ethical and policy issues related to emerging technologies and innovative therapeutics, with a particular focus on genetics and genomics, big data, neuropsychology and the clinical integration of novel neurological devices. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has served as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research and as an advisor to the X Prize in Genomics.  

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Eric Storch, Ph.D.

Eric Storch, Ph.D., is the McIngvale Family Presidential Endowed Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research at Baylor College of Medicine, where he serves as a professor, vice chair and head of Psychology in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also co-directs the Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Related Disorders Program at Baylor. Dr. Storch specializes in the nature and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, misophonia, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety among youth with autism. He has received multiple federal grants to investigate how to enhance outcomes for those struggling with OCD and related conditions.  

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Amy McGuire TED Talk

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy hosted Baylor College of Medicine’s first-ever TEDx event on Feb 8, 2022 with Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D. as one of the speakers. View her video below.

 A Crisis of Connection: Can Creating Moments of Meaning Improve Your Mental Health? | Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

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