Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Brain-Based Biomarkers & Endophenotypes
 Date: 10/23/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30pm
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1st Flr. Auditorium - 1051 Riverside Drive, NYC 10032

Speaker: Brad Peterson, MD
Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of MRI Research in the Department of Psychiatry,
New York State Psychiatric Institute


Dr. Peterson is the Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Director of MRI Research, and the Suzanne Crosby Murphy Professor in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute. He received his Bachelorís degree and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tulane University before receiving his Doctorate of Medicine and Alpha Omega Alpha membership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He trained in General Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, and then in Child Psychiatry at the Child Study Center of Yale University. He also trained in psychoanalysis at the Western New England Institute of Psychoanalysis in New Haven, Connecticut, and in child psychoanalysis at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center.

His research interests primarily concern the study of the biological causes and treatments of serious childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. His studies integrate measures of brain structure and function with genetic, neurochemical, and behavioral measures to define disease processes and therapeutic responses in large samples of children, adolescents, and adults.

He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and 25 book chapters or invited reviews. He has mentored a dozen graduate and medical students and 40 postdoctoral fellows and junior research faculty members.