The Karl and Linda Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D.
Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research Development
Director, Neuropsychiatry Section
Department of Psychiatry
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology & Radiology
Scientific Council Member (Joined 2015)
2009 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research
1999 Distinguished Investigator Grant
Dr. Gur is Professor of Psychiatry Neurology and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where she directs the Neuropsychiatry Section and the Schizophrenia Research Center and is Vice Chair of Research Development in the Department of Psychiatry.
Her combined training in Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry has provided the tools to pursue an academic career working with basic and clinical neuroscientists to advance the understanding of schizophrenia. In directing these research endeavors, she has interacted with scientists of diverse backgrounds, conducted collaborative interdisciplinary research, mentored junior faculty and trainees, and has come to know many patients and their families.
She is a member and has served in organizations including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the NIMH Council and the American Psychiatric Association task forces including the DSM-5 Psychosis work group. She is Past President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. NIMH has supported her research efforts and she has over 440 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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