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Diego A. Pizzagalli named founding director of UC Irvine depression research institute

Posted: 2023-11-16

Source: UCI News
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Harvard researcher Diego A. Pizzagalli joins UCI to build a world-class, transdisciplinary program and will hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the School of Medicine. 

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