Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Targeting Impaired Cognition in Schizophrenia
 Date: 1/16/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium

Speaker: Cameron S. Carter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of California at Davis
2007 NARSAD William and Gloria Paul Family Foundation Investigator
Director, UC Davis Imaging Research Center

Description: *Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

Cameron S. Carter, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and is Director of the Imaging Research Center at the University of California at Davis. He received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Western Australia in Crawley, and completed a psychiatric residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinez, California.

Dr. Carter's clinical interest is the early diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and other cognitive mental disorders. His research focuses on the Pathophysiology of disturbances in cognition in mental disorders such as schizophrenia and OCD, with the goal of developing more effective therapies which can improve patients' chances of rehabilitation. Dr. Carter is also involved in the development of new treatments for cognitive disability in schizophrenia and other brain disorders. A key element of the philosophy of his laboratory is that good clinical research can only proceed if it is constantly informed by ongoing theoretical and methodological progress in basic cognitive neuroscience, and that the experiments of nature provided by clinical brain disorders may provide us with powerful additional insights into the neural basis of normal cognition.

Dr. Carter, who is the author of more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, papers, and book chapters, has been the recipient of several NARSAD and NIMH awards.