Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Pharmacogenetics of Antidepressant Treatment: Lessons Learned from STAR*D
 Date: 4/3/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium

Speaker: Francis J. McMahon, MD
Scientific Investigator, NIMH

Description: *Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

Francis J. McMahon, M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, where he majored in Biology. After a year in Europe as a Rotary Scholar, he enrolled in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. He stayed on at Hopkins to complete a medical internship, a residency in adult psychiatry, and a post-doctoral fellowship in psychiatric genetics before joining the faculty in 1993. In 1998, he became Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, where he also served as medical director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy clinic. In 2002, he came to the National Institute of Mental Health to establish a new Genetics Unit within the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (MAP). The mission of the MAP Genetics Unit is to uncover human genetic variation that plays an etiologic role in mood and anxiety disorders, such as bipolar disorder and panic disorder, so that better methods of diagnosis and treatment can be developed.

Dr. McMahon is the recipient of several honors and awards. Most recently he was named the 30th Mallinckrodt Scholar by the Edward F. Mallinckrodt Foundation. He serves as a scientific advisor for the National Tourette Syndrome Association, the University of Antwerp, the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, and the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review, as well as numerous scientific journals.