Steven G. Potkin

University of California, Irvine, USA

Steven G. Potkin is the Robert R. Sprague Director of the UCI Brain Imaging Center, a Professor of psychiatry and human behavior, and the Director of Clinical Psychiatric Research, School of Medicine. Dr. Potkin received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Wash, USA. Trained as a psychiatrist at Duke University, Dr. Potkin spent nine years at the National Institute of Mental Health as a clinical research psychiatrist before coming to the UCI in 1985. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. He serves on several Editorial Boards and is a Member of numerous neuropsychiatric organizations, including the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychoparmacologicum, the largest international neuropsychopharmacology organization, as well as the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Moreover, he is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the A.E. Bennett Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry for psychiatric research, the Michtell Balter Award, the Outstanding Psychiatrist Award from the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the Riley Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Orange County, a rare distinction for a research psychiatrist. Dr. Potkin has twice been awarded the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Dr. Potkin directs two interdisciplinary research consortia. The Biomedical Imaging Research Network is a national consortium of computer scientists, physicist, cognitive scientist, and physicians developing tools and the associated infrastructure needed for multisite neuroimaging studies. He also directs the Transdisciplinary Imaging Genetics that develops new methods for combining imaging and genetic data to leverage the power of these disciplines as a gene discovery tool for neuropsychiatric illness.

Biography Updated on 15 October 2009

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