For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Preston
At UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Noted Scientist Delivers Lecture for Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Series Funded by Prominent Princeton Physician
A noted Harvard Medical School scholar delivered the annual
endowed lecture of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey on
April 29 at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
(UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Joseph T. Coyle, Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry
and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, will speak about glutamate,
glia and psychosis. The lecture is the second in the Dr. Kenneth
S. and Audrey S. Gould Lecture Series in Molecular and Cellular
The Goulds, who reside in Princeton, have underwritten the series
as part of the educational program of the Child Health Institute
of New Jersey, a comprehensive biomedical research center located
on the New Brunswick campus of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical
"We are delighted to have Dr. Coyle as our second Gould lecturer,"
said Dr. Robert Trelstad, acting director of the Child Health
Institute. "He brings a lifetime of experience about the interface
of behavior analysis and molecular explanations of how the nervous
The Goulds have been involved with the medical school for many
years. Dr. Gould joined the faculty of the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School in 1970, rising to the rank of professor of clinical
psychiatry. He is a former member of the Governor's Committee
on Children's Services and a past president of both the New Jersey
Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the New Jersey
Psychoanalytic Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric
Mrs. Gould, a member of the board of directors of the Child
Health Institute of New Jersey, was the director of the orthoptic
clinic at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for 26 years.
In 1982, she joined Merrill Lynch as an investment counselor,
and now she and her two daughters have a financial investment
consulting group with Wachovia Securities in Princeton.
"We are extremely grateful to Audrey and Ken Gould for their
outstanding contributions to UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical
School over many years," said Dr. Harold L. Paz, dean of UMDNJ-Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School. "As leaders in our community, their
efforts on behalf of the medical school have had a tremendous
impact on those who we serve."
The Child Health Institute of New Jersey, whose new building
is scheduled to open in 2005, was established by the medical school
to improve child health and quality of life by discovering the
causes of childhood diseases and how disordered development leads
to illnesses that can continue into adulthood. Studying the dynamic
biological interactions that occur during childhood development,
its scientists are focused on providing new insights into disorders
that affect development, growth, maturation, cognition and senescence.