H. Y. Meltzer

Vanderbilt University, USA

H. Y. Meltzer, M.D., works as a Bixler/May/Johnson Professor of psychiatry and pharmacology and as the Director of the Psychobiology Program for Translational Research at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA. He serves also as the Director of the Schizophrenia Program of Centerstone Mental Health System in Nashville and as the Chair of the Young Investigator Grant Review Committee for NARSAD. He serves as the Chairman of the International Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project (www.IPAP.org). He received his B.A. degree from Cornell University, the M.A. degree in chemistry from Harvard, and the M.D. degree from Yale University. He has been working as the President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and the Collegium International Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP). He served as an Editor of Psychopharmacology: The Third Generation of Progress and as a Coeditor of the ACNP Journal, Neuropsychopharmacology, and he is a Member of the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. He is the recipient of the Efron and Paul Hoch Award of the ACNP, the Noyes Prize of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Edward J. Sachar Award from Columbia University, the Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research from NARSAD, the Stanley Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia of the American College of Psychiatry, the Gold Medal Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research of Vanderbilt University (2004), the Research Prize of the American Psychiatric Association (2005), and the Grant Liddle Award for Clinical Research from Vanderbilt University (2008). His research interests include clinical and basic psychopharmacology, with an emphasis on antipsychotic drug efficacy, safety, and tolerability, the mechanism of action of antipsychotic drugs, genetic factors in schizophrenia and pharmacogenomics, prevention of suicide in schizophrenia, and cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.

Biography Updated on 17 January 2011

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