Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. received his MD and PhD (Neurobiology) degrees from the University of North Carolina
(UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After psychiatry residency training at UNC and Duke University, he held faculty positions at Duke University and was Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University for 18 years before relocating to the University of Miami in 2009.
He has served as President of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and sits on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
He has received a number of research and education awards including the Kempf Award in Psychobiology, the Samuel Hibbs Award, Research Mentoring Award,Judson Marmot Award and the Vestermark Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Mood Disorders Award, Bowis Award and Dean Award from the ACP and the Julius Axelrod Award for mentoring from the ACNP. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.
He has been named Alumnus of the Year from the University of North Carolina (UNC)and from the UNC Medical School. He received the Doctorate Honoris Causa from Maimonides University in Buenos Aires in 2015.
His research has focused on the pathophysiology of mood and anxiety disorders with a focus on the role of child abuse and neglect. He has also focused on the role of mood disorders as a risk factor for major medical disorders including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. He's published more than 1100 research reports and reviews.
In October 2018, he relocated to Austin, TX to join the UT Dell Medical School as Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Chair of Research, and Director of the Institute of Early Life Adversity Research.
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