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  • Uran Ferizi

    Uran Ferizi

    Basic Life Research Scientist, Psych/Major Laboratories and Clinical & Translational Neurosciences Incubator

    Bio2020 onwards, Stanford University School of Medicine
    2014–2019, New York University School of Medicine
    2007–2008, JP Morgan/Bear Stearns, London UK

  • Jennifer Joy Freyd

    Jennifer Joy Freyd

    Adjunct Professor, Psych/Major Laboratories and Clinical & Translational Neurosciences Incubator

    BioJennifer J. Freyd, PhD, is a the Founder and President of the Center for Institutional Courage and Professor Emerit of Psychology at the University of Oregon. At Stanford Freyd is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine, a Faculty Fellow at the Clayman Institute, and Faculty Affiliate of the VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University. Freyd was in 1989-90 and again in 2018-19 a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Freyd currently serves as the Editor of The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. Freyd is also a Member of the Advisory Committee, 2019-2023, for the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

    Freyd is known for her theories of betrayal trauma, institutional betrayal, institutional courage, and DARVO. She received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University. The author or coauthor of over 200 articles and op-eds, Freyd is also the author of the Harvard Press award-winning book Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse. Her most recent book Blind to Betrayal, co-authored with Pamela J. Birrell, was published by John Wiley, with seven additional translations.

    Freyd has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, an Erskine Fellow at The University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In April 2016, Freyd was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation. Freyd was selected for the 2021 Christine Blasey Ford Woman of Courage Award by the Association for Women in Psychology.

  • Lawrence Fung MD PhD

    Lawrence Fung MD PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories & Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Lawrence Fung is a scientist and psychiatrist specialized in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the father of a neurodiverse teenager with ASD. He is the director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, which strives to uncover the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilize their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole. He directs the Neurodiverse Student Support Program, Neurodiversity at Work Program (recently funded by Autism Speaks), and Neurodiversity Clinic at Stanford. Dr. Fung is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. His lab advances the understanding of neural bases of human socio-communicative and cognitive functions by using novel neuroimaging and technologies. His team devise and implement novel interventions to improve the lives of neurodiverse individuals by maximizing their potential and productivity. For example, he is conducting a study to demonstrate that specialized employment programs such as Neurodiversity at Work program will result in higher retention rates and quality of life.