Morris B. Goldman

Northwestern University, USA

Morris B. Goldman was born and raised in Phoenix, Ariz, USA, completed his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in chemistry at Occidental College in 1975; his medical degree at University of Pennsylvania in 1980, his residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago in 1984, and an NIMH-sponsored neuroendocrine fellowship in 1986. He has been board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1985. He has received other fellowships from the National Science Foundation and National Fund for Medical Education, and was recognized as the Mentor of the Year by the Illinois Psychiatric Association, as well as numerous teaching awards. After completing his fellowship in 1987, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In 1989, he joined the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute as a Research Psychiatrist, and from 1995 to 2004, he served as the Program Director for the University of Chicago research program at the Psychiatric Institute. He left the University of Chicago is 2008 as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry to join Northwestern University. He is a Member of the Society of Neuroscience, the Endocrine Society, and the Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. His research has focussed on the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and, in particular, the role of hippocampal pathology in the disorder. Most of his career has focused on the mechanism and treatment of life-threatening water imbalance in the disorder, and its relationship to hippocampal function. He also has developed an interest in characterizing the neural basis of the processing defects in prepulse inhibition of acoustic startle using functional magnetic resonance imaging, as another means of potentially characterizing hippocampal dysfunction.

Biography Updated on 12 November 2009

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