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Raquel Gur, MD, PhD
Raquel Gur
Director, Lifespan Brain Institute

Dr. Gur's combined training in Psychology, Neurology, and Psychiatry enabled her to pursue an academic career working with basic and clinical neuroscientists to advance the understanding mental disorders.

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Bio

Dr. Gur is director of the Lifespan Brain Institute, vice chair for CHOP-Penn Research Integration. As a professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 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 mental disorders. 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.

Dr. Gur is a member and has served in organizations including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Mental Health (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 elect of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. NIMH has supported her research efforts and she has more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Education and Training

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 1970

BS, Michigan State Univ, East Lansing (Psychology) 1971

MA, Michigan State Univ, East Lansing (Psychology) 1972

Residency, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (Neurpsychology) 1973-74

PhD, Michigan State Univ, East Lansing (Clinical and Developmental Psychology) 1974

Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Psychology) 1974-75

MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1980

Titles and Academic Titles

Director of the Lifespan Brain Institute

Vice Chair for CHOP-Penn Research Integration

Karl and Linda Rickels Professor of Psychiatry

Vice Chair for Research Development

Director of the Neuropsychiatry Section - University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Member of University of Pennsylvania Psychiatry Department since 1975 with secondary appointments in Radiology and Neurology

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1994 -

Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2000 -

Institute of Medicine, 2001 -

IRG Member, Special Reviews Committee, NIMH

President, Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2007

President-Elect, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2013

Professional Awards

Method to Extend Research In Time (MERIT) Award, MH42191, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1989

Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1997

William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award, 1997

Distinguished Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), 1999

American Psychiatric Association Kempf Fund Award, 2001

American College of Psychiatrists Stanley Dean Award in Schizophrenia, 2007

Lieber Prize for Outstanding Research in Schizophrenia, NARSAD, 2009

William C. Menninger Memorial Award, American College of Physicians, 2011

Brain Scientific Research Award, NAMI Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, 2012