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Julie Fudge, M.D.

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The Fudge Lab studies the Anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mood disorders. Studies include the role of the amygdala in aberrant emotional processing which plays a key role in symptoms such as psychosis, and the severe mood and anxiety disorders. Areas of interest include the afferent influence of the amygdala and related limbic structures on the dopamine system, and defining new limbic regions of the striatum based on amygdaloid inputs. Ongoing studies also include identifying amygdaloid subregions whose molecular and connectional features place them in a vulnerable position for aberrant plastic changes after exposure to chronic stress.



  • Psychosomatic Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


BA | Colgate University

MD | Einstein College Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/01/1993 - 9/30/1996
Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

7/1990 - 6/1993
Residency in Psychiatry at Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing

7/1989 - 06/90
Internship in Psychiatry at Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing

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2010 - Present
Location: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

M.L. Meyers Teaching Award
Sponsor: URMC/Dept. of Psychiatry

2003 - Present
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

2003 - 2010
Associate Member
Location: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

2002 - 2006
Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

2002 - 2004
'One of America's Top Psychiatrists'
Sponsor: Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists
Location: Consumers' Research Council of America

Young Faculty Development Program
Sponsor: Emory University Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

1998 - 1999
Pepper Pilot Award
Sponsor: Rochester Area Pepper Center

1998 - 1999
The Leonard Salzman Award.
Sponsor: URMC/Department of Psychiatry

1996 - 1998
Stanley Research Award: Funding award for research in neurobiology of the dopamine system.
Sponsor: Stanley Research Foundation

Oskar Diethelm Award for Clinical Excellence
Sponsor: Weill-Cornell University Medical Center
Location: New York, NY

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Journal Articles

Sharma KK, Kelly EA, Pfeifer CW, Fudge JL. "Translating Fear Circuitry: Amygdala Projections to Subgenual and Perigenual Anterior Cingulate in the Macaque." Cerebral cortex.. 2019 Jun 20; Epub 2019 Jun 20.

Kelly EA, Fudge JL. "The neuroanatomic complexity of the CRF and DA systems and their interface: What we still don't know." Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews.. 2018 Jul 0; 90:247-259. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Fudge JL, Kelly EA, Pal R, Bedont JL, Park L, Ho B. "Beyond the Classic VTA: Extended Amygdala Projections to DA-Striatal Paths in the Primate." Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.. 2017 Jul 0; 42(8):1563-1576. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Converging neural roads to adolescence.
Book Title: Young Adult Mental Health
Author List: Ernst, M and Fudge, JL.
Edited By: Grant, JE and Potenza, MN
Published By: Oxford University Press 2009