Personnel

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Paul A. Newhouse, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Medicine
Director, Center for Cognitive Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Newhouse is the  Director of the Center for Cognitive Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Medicine.

Dr. Newhouse received his undergraduate education at Kansas State University, attended medical school at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Geriatric Psychopharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Newhouse's research has focused on central nicotinic mechanisms in degenerative brain disorders and the role of nicotinic receptor systems in normal and disordered cognitive functioning in humans. He has also focused attention on the development of novel nicotinic agents for clinical use.  Another major focus includes studying the interaction of estrogen and central cholinergic, catecholaminergic, and serotonergic systems in relation to cognitive and emotional aging in the elderly and novel pharmacologic-imaging methodologies. Other interests include treatment of depression and behavioral disturbances in the elderly, and development of effective novel agents for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders of the elderly.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and in 2002 was awarded the American Psychiatric Association Profiles in Courage award. Dr. Newhouse serves as a frequent consultant to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the United States and abroad on central nervous system drug development, clinical trial design for dementia and depression, and clinical nicotinic pharmacology. He has served on and has chaired numerous NIH grant review committees, and is an editorial board member and frequent reviewer for scientific journals for manuscripts on depression, dementia and cognitive neuroscience.

 

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Warren D. Taylor, M.D.
Director, Mood Disorders Program
Psychiatry Department
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Researcher, Center for Cognitive Medicine

Dr. Taylor comes to the Center for Cognitive Medicine from Duke University in Durham, NC where he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Dr. Taylor completed his psychiatric residency, as well as a geriatric fellowship at Duke.

Dr. Taylor is nationally recognized as a researcher in geriatric psychiatry and for his work in the study of depression in the elderly. Among other approaches, he uses neuroimaging to further understand the unique aspects of mood disorders in the elderly.

In addition to his role in the Center for Cognitive Medicine, he will assume a leadership role in the psychiatry department as the Director of the Mood Disorders Program.