From the Holocaust to 9/11 to PTSD: How Trauma Transmits to Children of Survivors Noted scientist addresses biological connection

Trauma and Resiliency, a presentation by Dr. Rachel Yehuda, recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies, was held March 26 in the UIW Concert Hall.    

Dr. Yehuda delivered the Myron B. Zinn M.D. Memorial Lecture and has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and the children of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. She has authored more than 250 published works in the field of traumatic stress and the neurobiology of PTSD. Her science helps to understand how to flourish beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities.

Dr. Yehuda is professor of psychiatry and neuroscience and the director of Traumatic Stress Studies at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her lecture was hosted by The Jewish Federation of San Antonio Maimonides Society and the University of the Incarnate Word.

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