Sunday, December 28, 2014

Buckley named to leadership of international schizophrenia research group

buckleyweb[2]Dr. Peter F. Buckley, a psychiatrist and Dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been named to the Executive Committee of the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research.

The Executive Committee develops and executes the vision of the International Congress, a biennial meeting of scientists representing the broad range of disciplines involved with discovery in schizophrenia.

Buckley has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Congress for nearly a decade.

He is also a member of the Election Committee of the Schizophrenia International Research Society and the Scientific Council of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. He has served on a National Institute of Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel on Schizophrenia and Aging, and chaired the NIMH’s Interventions Committee for Disorders Related to Schizophrenia, Late Life or Personality. He also serves on a NIMH Data and Safety Monitoring Board and earlier this year he co-chaired the federal review panel for Clinical and Translational Research Award applications.

Buckley’s research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia, including studies on the genetics of schizophrenia, the psychopharmacology of relapse, and cognitive retraining to improve patients’ focus and function.

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