Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff Receives Honorary Doctorate from University Maimonides

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Center on Aging, has been awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Maimonides in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The ceremony, hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, took place March 6 at the Senate of the Nation. Nemeroff was proposed by the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience for his general contributions to basic and clinical research in the causes of the major psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nemeroff has served as President of both the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American College of Psychiatrists. In 2006 he received the American Psychiatric Association Research Mentoring Award and the Vestermark Award, and in 2008 The Judson Marmor Award for Research. 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 currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He serves as chair of the APA Committee on Research Training and in 2002 he was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Last year, Nemeroff was named the visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich.

He has authored more than 1,000 scientific articles and more than 30 books on biological psychiatry and psychoneuroendocrinology, where he has shaped his contributions to scientific knowledge in various aspects of clinical psychiatry, particularly in knowledge about stress and depression. These contributions have been instrumental in the development of modern psychiatry and neuroscience applied in clinical practice, contributing to scientific knowledge and its application in treatments currently in force in clinical psychiatry. Nemeroff has mentored a large number of students, fellows and junior faculty, many of whom are in leadership positions in the field.

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