Herbert Y Meltzer

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1961 …2020

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Research Interests

Herbert Y. Meltzer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pharmacology and Physiology and Director of the Translational Neuropharmacology Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He received his BA from Cornell University, an MA in Chemistry from Harvard, and his MD from Yale University. Dr. Meltzer has been President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and the Collegium International Neuro-psychopharmacologicum (CINP). He was co-editor of the ACNP journal, Neuropsychopharmacology. Current research interests include: 1) development of novel drugs for treatment and prevention of psychosis, depression, opioid abuse, and age associated cognitive impairment; 2) behavioral and neurochemical studies of antipsychotic, antidepressant, cognitive improving, and antisuicide drugs; and 3) genetic biomarkers. Dr. Meltzer is the recipient of the Efron and Paul Hoch Awards of the ACNP, the Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research from NARSAD/Brain Behavior Research Foundation, the Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia of the American College of Psychiatry, the Gold Medal Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the Sutherland Prize for Research and Grant Liddle Award for Clinical Research of Vanderbilt University, the Research Prize of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Lifetime Achievement awards from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).

Training Experience

1964Internship, Saint Luke's Hospital
1966Residency, Massachusetts Mental Health Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Yale University

… → 1963

Research interests

  • Clinical Research
  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Schizophrenia

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Research Output

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Association between the -2548G/A polymorphism of the leptin gene and antipsychotic-induced weight gain: Analysis of the CATIE sample and meta-analysis

    Yoshida, K., Maciukiewicz, M., Zai, C. C., Gonçalves, V. F., Brandl, E. J., Lieberman, J. A., Meltzer, H. Y., Tiwari, A. K., Kennedy, J. L. & Müller, D. J., Aug 30 2020, In : Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 102, 109952.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Identification of a serotonin 2a receptor subtype of schizophrenia spectrum disorders with pimavanserin: The sub-sero proofof-concept trial protocol

    Baltzersen, O. B., Meltzer, H. Y., Frokjaer, V. G., Raghava, J. M., Baandrup, L., Fagerlund, B., Larsson, H. B. W., Christian Fibiger, H., Glenthøj, B. Y., Knudsen, G. M. & Ebdrup, B. H., Jan 1 2020, In : Frontiers in Pharmacology. 11, 591.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Lurasidone Improves Psychopathology and Cognition in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

    Meltzer, H. Y., Share, D. B., Jayathilake, K., Salomon, R. M. & Lee, M. A., May 1 2020, In : Journal of clinical psychopharmacology. 40, 3, p. 240-249 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle