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Elliot S. Gershon

Editor-in-Chief

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago USA

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egershon-jpbs@qingres.com

Elliot S. Gershon

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics The University of Chicago

Specialty Area

Clinical and biological inherited factors in major psychiatric disorders; Human population genetics, molecular genetics, chromosomal linkage.

Editor introduction

Dr. Elliot S. Gershon was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics. He has been the Chief of Section on Psychogenetics, Biological Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, and the director of the U.S. Office of Science and Senior Science Advisor Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. He has also served as the Chief of the U.S. Clinical Neurogenetics Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Gershon was the Chairman of Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, and was the president of American Psychopathological Association.

Selected Awards

  • 2013 Festchrift of the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics
  • 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society for Psychiatric Genetics
  • 1979, 2005 Anna-Monika Foundation Prize for Research in Endogenous Depression
  • 2004 Heinz Lehmann lecture, McGill University, Montreal
  • 2003 ISI Highly Cited Researchers
  • 2000-2001 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Columbia University
  • 1996 Selo Prize of the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, (shared with Drs. Berrettini and DePaulo)
  • 1995 Centennial award, American Friends of Sarah Herzog Memorial Hospital
  • 1994 Gerald L. Klerman Lifetime Research Award, National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
  • 1992 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
  • 1992 Samuel W. Hamilton Award, American Psychopathological Association (APPA)
  • 1992 USPHS Commissioned Corps Outstanding Service Medal
  • 1989 Wyeth Lecture, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • 1988 New Frontiers Award, American Friends of the Jerusalem Mental Health Center
  • 1987 USPHS Commissioned Corps Meritorious Service Medal
  • 1987 Kendon Smith Lectures, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1985 Ripley Award Lecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • 1984 USPHS Commissioned Corps Outstanding Service Medal
  • 1983 Milton Parker Memorial Lecture, Columbus State University, Ohio
  • 1979 USPHS Commissioned Officer's Commendation Medal
  • 1978-Present American Men and Women of Science, 1978-Present Listed in Who's Who in America
  • 1965 and 1969 Harry Solomon Award, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Phi Beta Kappa

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Career

1998-present Foundation Funds Professor Psychiatry and Human Genetics, The University of Chicago
1998-2003 Chairman Department of Psychiatry, The University of Chicago
1984-1998 Chief Clinical Neurogenetics Branch National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1986-1987 Director Office of Science and Senior Science Advisor Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA), Rockville, Maryland
1978-1984 Chief Section on Psychogenetics, Biological Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1974-1978 Unit Chief Section on Psychogenetics, Biological Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1971-1974 Director of Research Jerusalem Mental Health Center Ezrath Nashim, Jerusalem, Israel
1969-1971 Clinical Associate Laboratory of Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1969-1970 Consultant Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland
1968-1969 Consultant Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
1966-1969 Teaching Fellow Harvard Medical School and Psychiatric Resident, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, Massachusetts
1965-1966 Intern Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

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