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Dr. Laura Dunn is chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine and director of the Psychiatric Research Institute at UAMS.

Prior to joining UAMS in February 2022, Dr. Dunn was Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where she also served as the Director of Stanford’s Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic.

Before to moving to Stanford in 2015, she was Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psycho-Oncology, and the Gloria Hubner Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in both psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. She has served as secretary/treasurer of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), board member of the AAGP, and is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Dunn has extensive research and clinical experience in the evaluation and management of older adults with a broad range of mood, anxiety, behavioral, and neurocognitive disorders. She also has extensive research and clinical expertise in psycho-oncology. In addition, she is an internationally recognized expert in the study of ethical issues in clinical research. She has served as a principal investigator, co-investigator, or consultant on many NIH-funded and foundation-funded studies on issues in empirical ethics, geriatric psychiatry, and psycho-oncology.

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