Cathryn A. Galanter, MD

Visiting Associate Professor 
of Psychiatry
Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, SUNY Downstate/ 
Kings County Hospital Center
Brooklyn, New York


“Cathryn is an amazing role model for all women child psychiatrists. She was the first recipient of my namesake fellowship and deserves all the awards she received especially the Hulse.” 
Clarice Kestenbaum, MD

“Cathryn has been a great mentor and supporter to me since I was a PGY 2 and others . . . a truly great teacher to many of us.”
Jose Vito, MD 
Wilfred C. Hulse Award Lecture

"Understanding Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: From Temper Tantrums to Bipolar Disorder"

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
(7:30 dinner, 8:00 presentation)

Presenter:  Cathryn A. Galanter, MD


NYU School of Medicine
Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center
522 First Avenue, Smilow Room
New York, NY 10016
(212) 263-7300



The Wilfred Hulse Award is given annually to a member of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for outstanding contributions to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. 

Wilfred Hulse, M.D. was born in Germany in 1900 and received his medical degree at Breslau University, magna cum laude, in 1924.   He trained in psychiatry and pediatrics.  His first teacher in psychiatry was Emil Kraepelin.  When Hitler came into power, Dr. Hulse left Berlin, where he was practicing, spent a year in Tunis, and then came to New York in 1935.  He then joined the staff of the Mount Sinai Hospital. He published extensively in general psychiatry, child psychiatry, and group psychotherapy.  He helped found Aufbau, the German language periodical, and worked to rescue many compatriots from the Nazi menace.  While serving as President of the New York Council on Child Psychiatry, he died suddenly on January 9, 1962.

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