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David A. Lewis

Dr. Lewis is the UPMC Endowed Professor in Translational Neuroscience and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; Director of the Translational Neuroscience Program; and Medical Director and Director of Research, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. He also serves as Director of an NIMH Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders, which is focused on understanding the role of prefrontal cortical dysfunction in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University, completed residencies in internal medicine and in psychiatry at the University of Iowa, and received his research training at the Research Institute of the Scripps Clinic.

Dr. Lewis has published over 340 scientific articles. He has received NIMH Senior Scientist and MERIT Awards, a Distinguished Investigator Award from NARSAD and is a Fellow in the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and in the American College of Psychiatrists. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the National Advisory Mental Health Council. He is also a Deputy Editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology of Disease. Recognition of Dr. Lewis’ research accomplishments has included the Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research from NARSAD, the William K. Warren Award from the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research, the Stanley Dean Research Award from the American College of Psychiatrists, and the APIRE/Kempf award for mentorship from the American Psychiatric Association.