April 2016
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"Scientists collaborating to eliminate the suffering of mental illness."
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SOBP Vision Statement
Message from the Editor
2016 Meeting Update
BP:CNNI New Journal Update
New Members
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The vision of the Society of Biological Psychiatry is to integrate, advance, and promulgate science relevant to psychiatric disorders, in order to reduce or prevent the suffering of people with these conditions.  

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Message from the Editor
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With our annual meeting only about 4 weeks away, I trust that you have finalized your plans for travel to Atlanta May 12-14, 2016. Again as I mentioned in previous newsletters, this year's theme is: "Illuminating the Scientific Process: Innovation, Replication, and Paradigm Shifts in Biological Psychiatry." Under Michael Ostacher's excellent leadership as Chair of the Program Committee, we will present an innovative, challenging set of plenaries and an outstanding collection of talks and posters. We had a very high number of truly outstanding submissions this year, guaranteeing a thought provoking and educational meeting. As I described in our last newsletter, we reorganized the morning sessions a bit to hopefully provide better opportunities for discussion, to enhance time slots for our many educational activities, and to provide more of you a chance to better understand our business operations and structure. SOBP is a very strong, outstanding and well-run organization, of which all of its members should be very proud.

I am pleased to announce as part of our educational mission and commitments to growing the next generation of behavioral scientists and clinicians, SOBP is partnering with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) to sponsor an annual young investigator research colloquium in Atlanta on Sunday May 15. This young investigator colloquium historically was funded by the NIMH through the APA, but that opportunity was discontinued causing the colloquium director, Charlie Nemeroff, to reach out to us and ACNP for partnership. After thoughtful discussion, leadership and boards of all three organizations agreed that in combination we provide a unique opportunity to attract and mentor young scientists and so are jointly sponsoring this event for at least the next few years. As part of that agreement, these outstanding young scientists were offered the opportunity to attend our annual meeting at a reduced rate and nearly all accepted. I am very pleased that, first, this excellent group of young scientists will further invigorate our already outstanding educational programs and, second, that with APA and ACNP, psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience's strongest organizations declared our joint commitment to the next generation.

Finally, at the business meeting I will be handing over the presidency of SOBP to Kerry Ressler our president elect. There is little doubt that Kerry represents a significant upgrade from this past year's president as already he and his program chair, Paul Holtzheimer, are actively planning our next meeting. Please congratulate Kerry and Paul on their election and selection, respectively, to these leadership positions and help them to have a successful year. I have been honored to serve as our Society's President during the past year and hope that in some small way contributed to the ongoing success of SOBP; thanks to all you for your help and support for both me and Michael as we planned this year's meeting.

As a very final note, beginning April 1, 2016 my wife and I are moving to Austin where I will help the University of Texas establish the new Dell Medical School. I am very excited about this opportunity; consequently, if you need to contact me, you can find me there! I hope to see you all in Atlanta.

Best Wishes,
Steve Strakowski, MD, SOBP President
Founding Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Dell Medical School
University of Texas
Disclaimer:  The opinions expressed in these editorials are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, its officers, or members. 
2016 Meeting Update
Society of Biological Psychiatry
71st Annual Scientific Meeting
May 12-14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

"Illuminating the Scientific Process:  
Innovation, Replication and Paradigm Shifts in Biological Psychiatry"

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Registration is now open.  Click here> to register.
Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch, morning and afternoon coffee break, and poster reception each day, and the Welcome Reception on Thursday night.  

Registration Fees
Member - $495
Student Member - $250
Non-Member - $745
Student Non-Member - $295
Visit www.sobp.org frequently for updated program information.  
Questions?  Email [email protected] or call 904-953-2842.    
New Journal Update - Biological Psychiatry: CNNI
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (BP: CNNI)

The editorial team at Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging(BP:CNNI) is pleased to share with you the articles from our first two issues. We hope you've shared in the excitement of the creation and launch of this new spin-off journal over the last year, and now we hope you'll find the articles we are publishing to be scientifically interesting, thought-provoking, and reflective of the same quality of work you've come to expect from Biological Psychiatry
The contents of the first issue reflect the application of a wide range of functional, structural and molecular imaging, as well as computational modeling approaches to provide insights into important questions in psychiatric neurobiology and therapeutics. You'll find a review on brain stimulation as a therapeutic tool for alcohol use disorders, along with a neuroimaging genetics review focusing on the characterization of preclinical Alzheimer's disease.
Issue two includes articles focusing on the mechanisms of altered neurodevelopment, psychopathology, and treatment effects. Of particular interest is a best practices paper for event-related potential research, where the authors discuss the methodological hurdles of ERP work in clinical populations and provide strategies to effectively address each issue. A computational review is also presented in this issue, which details mathematical approaches to precisely link behavioral and neural data to study cognition.
I also encourage you to peruse our current articles in press, where you'll find several review articles on the connectome that will be part of our upcoming issue three (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/24519022). We welcome the opportunity to receive your highest impact work in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging to publish in future issues. Papers may be submitted online at http://ees.elsevier.com/bpsc, and you may contact the journal office at any time at [email protected].
Cameron Carter, Editor, and the Editorial Team of
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

New Members
Welcome the following new members to the Society, effective February 2016

IrisBalodisPhDMemberYale School of MedicineMarc Potenza
BadariBirurMBBSAssociate MemberUniversity of Alabama, BirminghamRichard Shelton
JasonBohlandPhDMemberBoston UniversityHelen Barbas
ShukenBokuMD PhDMemberKobe University Graduate School of MedicineNoboru Hiroi
JosianeBudniPhDMemberThe University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNESC)Joao deQuevado
KatherineCahn-FullerMAStudent - MemberGeorgetownMayada Akil
ChristineConeleaPhDMemberBradley HospitalBenjamin Greenberg
CristinaCusinMDMemberMGH/Harvard Medical SchoolDarin Dougherty
MartijnFigeePhD MDMemberAcademical Medical CenterJeroen van Waarde
AndreaGoldsteinPhDStudent - MemberStanfordLeanne Williams
DanellaHafemanMD PhDMemberUniversity of PittsburghMary Phillips
LaurenLepowPhDStudent - MemberUT HoustonJair Soares
FranciscoLinaresMDAssociate MemberLenox Hill HospitalMichael Serby
TimothyMarianoMD PhDMemberBrigham & Women's HospitalNoah Philip
WendyMarshMD MScMemberUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolJean Frasier
HilaryMarusakBAStudent - MemberWayne State UniversityChristine Rabinak
ShellyMenolascinoMDAssociate MemberWashington Square Psychiatry & TMSLewis Opler
MarkMillerPhDMemberBoston University & VA Boston Healthcare SystemKerry Ressler
AnilkumarPillaiPhDMemberMedical College of GeorgiaYogesh Dwivedi
RebeccaPricePhDMemberUniversity of PittsburghSanjay Mathew
HannahReedMDStudent - MemberYale Child Study CenterChristopher Pittenger
YoukyungRohBAStudent - MemberMcLean HospitalBruce Cohen
JacquelineSaadPhDStudent - MemberThe University of SydneyMayuresh Korgaonkar
VinodSrihariMDMemberYale UniversityCenk Tek
JessicaTaleroBSStudent - MemberMcLean HospitalBruce Cohen
GallenTriana-BaltzerPhDMemberJanssen R&DWayne Drevets
DeenaWalkerPhDMemberMount Sinai School of MedicineEric Nestler
FangYangMD PhDMemberUT HoustonOlaoluwa Okusaga

Other Meetings of Interest
Science of Change Meeting
Neuroimaging Mechanisms of Change in Psychotherapy for Addictive Behaviors
May 11, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
CINP - The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology
July 3 - 5, 2016
Seoul, Korea
May 11, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
July 13 - 16, 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ASCP 2016 Annual Meeting
May 31 - June 3, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ

October 30 - November 4, 2016
Jerusalem, Israel
June 12 - 15, 2016
Buenos Aires
November 25 - 28, 2016
Lima, Peru
December 4-8, 2016
Hollywood, FL

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Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, Editor

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Helen Mayberg, MD
William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA 
Alan H. Young, MD, PhD 
Caleb M. Adler, MD

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