Saslow Lecture

Professor George Saslow, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor George Saslow, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Saslow was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on December 5, 1906.  He trained at the University of Rochester from 1926-1928 and at Harvard University from 1937-1940.  He also earned a Ph.D. in Physiology from New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1931.  He was a professor of Psychiatry at Washington University from 1953-1955 and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 1955-1957.

Saslow was a research assistant at Harvard University in the early 40s at the time of the famous Coconut Grove nightclub fire, a disaster which killed and injured hundreds of people. He interviewed the survivors and described their reactions. This early work formed the basis of grief theory and later, our understanding of post traumatic stress.

Dr. Saslow, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, joined OHSU’s Department of Psychiatry in 1957 as its first full-time chairman and retained that position until retiring in 1973. In California he worked for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital as chief of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, and at UCLA as Professor of Psychiatry for the Neuro-Psychiatric Institute. Saslow returned to Oregon, and OHSU, in 1978 where he saw patients and taught resident physicians.

Professor Saslow was a vital and contributing member of the department’s faculty where he taught young doctors for over 40 years. His practical and rigorous approach to Psychiatry and his gracious, thoughtful wisdom have been a huge influence in the field of Psychiatry and especially in our own department. Dr. Saslow passed away on September 17, 2006.

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Previous Lectures

Friday, July 22nd

The Saslow lecture was held at the Portland International Neuroscience Symposium on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom at the Sentinel Hotel.

2016 PINS Conference Brochure

July 19, 2015

Interventional Neuropsychiatry: Moving Beyond Neural Cubism

Nolan Williams, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry

Stanford University

July 18, 2015

Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: Principles & Case Vignettes

Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

July 19, 2014

Bipolar Disorder: Depression, Rapid Cycling, and Comorbidities Require Complex Treatment

Robert M. Post, M.D.

Bipolar Collaborative Network, Bethesda, MD

Editor Bipolar Network News (BNN)

Lecture Slides

Friday, May 10, 2013

Genes in Human Brain Development and Schizophrenia

Joel Kleinman, MD, PhD

Investigator, Developmental Neurobiology & Functional Genomics

Associate Director, Clinical Sciences and Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

ADHD: Current Directions on Causes and Mechanisms

Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Psychology

Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Behavioral Neuroscience.