July 21, 2005

Top SZ Researcher Interview on NPR

Dr. Daniel Weinberger, current director of the NIMH intramural Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program , is the guest tomorrow (7/22/05) on the "Diane Rehm Show" (NPR program). He will discuss recent findings of how a common gene variant might help most people manage stress by strengthening key connections in an area of the brain that regulates negative emotion. This finding could be relevant for people with all kinds of psychiatric diagnoses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Dr. Weinberger has established himself as one of the nation's top schizophrenia researchers. He is #2 on ESI-topic's list of 25 top authors for schizophrenia , ranked by number of published papers and number of citations per paper from 1991-1999. Dr. Weinberger wrote a total of 158 papers on schizophrenia during this period, with an average of 15.8 citations per paper (the number of authors that referenced his paper in their own work).

Listen to this program on your local public radio station , or access the show's archives and listen online. Archives are available approximately 1 hour after the show airs live.

Read an interview with Dr. Weinberger


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