Title: Professor DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar
Company: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Location: Raphine, Virginia, United States
Jack Barchas, MD, Professor DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry.
With more than 55 years of professional experience, Dr. Barchas has been a DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College since 2018, having been a psychiatrist in chief, psychiatry chair, and Barklie McKee Henry Professor with Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital since 1993. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was the dean of neurosciences and research development and professor-above-scale at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine from 1990 to 1993, and he held a number of positions with Stanford Medical School, including associate the chair of psychiatry from 1982 to 1987, the Nancy Friend Pritzker professor and director of the Nancy Pritzker Laboratory of Behavioral Neurochemistry from 1976 to 1989, an associate professor from 1971 to 1976, an assistant professor from 1967 to 1971, and the director of the Laboratory for Behavioral Neurochemistry from 1964 to 1976.
Dr. Barchas first pursued an education with Pomona College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1956. He continued his studies with Yale Medical School, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1961. He then joined the University of Chicago as a medical intern from 1961 to 1962, and he held a residency in psychiatry with Stanford Medical School from 1964 to 1967. He subsequently served as a research associate with the National Institute of Health from 1962 to 1964.
Throughout his career, Dr. Barchas has been recognized for his contributions. The National Academy of Sciences presented him with the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health; the New York Academy of Medicine gave him the Thomas William Salmon Medal; and the New York State Office of Mental Health gave him the Lehmann Award for Psychiatric Research. He was the recipient of the Edward J. Sachar Award in Psychiatry from Columbia University and has also received the Research Scientist Development Award, the Career Teacher Award, and the Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology gave him a Daniel H. Efron Research Award, and the Society of Biological Psychiatry gave him the AE Bennett Research Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a grantee of the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Institutes of Health.
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