upcoming events & lectures
Scientific Program Meeting
Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective
Free For Members & NYPSI Students
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Presenter: Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
2 CME/ CE credits offered.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium
Born and raised in Spain, Dr. M. Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, MD, PhD moved to the US in 2008 to pursue an academic career in psychiatry research. Dr. Perez is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Training Director for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She is the Medical Director of the Psychosis Research Integrating Science and Medicine (PRISM) Program.
Dr. Perez’s work, funded by the NIH, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD), and the VA MIRECC, aims to elucidate the biological underpinnings of psychosis spectrum and personality disorders and test novel treatments through cutting-edge clinical trials, with a focus on cognition and social cognition.
Dr. Perez has authored or co-authored over 100 publications, including more than 70 papers in in peer-reviewed journals and 15 book chapters, and has made more than 60 presentations at national and international meetings.
Dr. Perez is a Fellow Member of the American Psychiatric Association and an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). She has served in several administrative leadership positions including the National Advisory Mental Health Council Workgroup on Tasks and Measures for RDoC (Research Domain Criteria) at the NIMH; the Innovations Working Group and the Biomarkers Working Group at the International Society for Central Nervous System Clinical Trials Methodology (ISCTM); and the Membership Task Force committee at The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Dr. Perez is an elected member of the board of directors of the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry.