Calendar of Event
 Event Title: On the Road to DSM-V:† Current Status
 Date: 9/25/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30pm
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1st Flr. Auditorium - 1051 Riverside Drive, NYC 10032

Speaker: David Kupfer, MD
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh Physicians


Dr. David Kupfer received his bachelorís (magna cum laude) and M.D. degrees from Yale University. Following an internship at Montefiore Hospital Center in New York in 1966, he was appointed a Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. In 1967, he became a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

In 1973, he joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; within two years, he was promoted to Professor. He became Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry in 1983. In 1994 he became the Thomas Detre Chair in Psychiatry. Under Dr. Kupfer's direction, WPIC has become one of the nation's preeminent university-based psychiatric research centers as evidenced by the quality and number of publications as well as the amount of peer-reviewed federal funding for mental health research. Dr. Kupfer has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and research awards.

A prolific writer, Dr. Kupfer has authored or co-authored a combination of more than 953 articles, books, and book chapters. Dr. Kupfer's own research has focused primarily on long-term treatment strategies for recurrent mood disorders, the pathogenesis of depression and the relationship between biomarkers and depression.

Dr. Kupfer has served as President of the American College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology and the Society for Biological Psychiatry, on the Council of Research of the American Psychiatric Association, and is a fellow of the American College of Neuro-psychopharmacology, American Psychiatric Association, and the Academy of Behavioral Medical Research. Dr. Kupfer chairs the Task Force for DSM-V.