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Charles Nemeroff

Charles Nemeroff

Director
University of Miami Center on Aging
University of Miami
USA

Biography

Charles B Nemeroff is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist who is Director of the University of Miami Center on Aging and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His research has concentrated on the biological basis of the major neuropsychiatric disorders. His clinical research is focused on the use of genetic, neuroendocrine, neuroimaging and neurochemical methods to comprehensively understand the pathophysiology of depression. In recent years he has uncovered the neurobiological mechanisms that mediate the increased risk for depression in victims of child abuse. He has also contributed to research concerning the relationship of depression to cardiovascular disease, as well as to identifying predictors of specific antidepressant treatment responses.

Dr. Nemeroff has received numerous honors during his career including the distinguished Menninger Prize from the American College of Physicians and the Research Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences He has served on the Mental Health Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Biomedical Research Council for NASA. He is past President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American College of Psychiatrists. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He has published more than 900 research reports and reviews.

Research Interest

His research has concentrated on the biological basis of the major neuropsychiatric disorders. His clinical research is focused on the use of genetic, neuroendocrine, neuroimaging and neurochemical methods to comprehensively understand the pathophysiology of depression.