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University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Appoints Endowed Chair in Behavioral Genomics

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Ming T. Tsuang

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the UCSD Department of Psychiatry recently appointed Dr. Ming T. Tsuang to the position of Endowed Chair in Behavioral Genomics. Dr. Tsuang, a member of the UCSD faculty since 2003, currently serves as a Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry, director of the UCSD Center of Behavioral Genomics, and director of the Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Genetics. Before joining UCSD, he also held appointments at the University of Iowa, Brown University, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tsuang earned his medical degree from National Taiwan University and his PhD and doctor of science degrees in psychiatric epidemiology and genetics from the University of London. Dr. Tsuang is internationally recognized for research in bipolar disease, schizophrenia, and substance abuse. He is engaged in large genetic linkage analyses of schizophrenia and heroin addiction. Dr. Tsuang has authored or coauthored nearly 600 publications and serves as the senior editor for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and section editor for the American Journal of Medical Genetics. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Tsuang is a past recipient of numerous awards, including the Stanley Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia, the National Institute of Mental Health Merit Award, the Noyes Award for Research in Schizophrenia, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics.

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