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    Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D.

    Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., is the UPMC Endowed Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, respectively.  He directs the NIMH-sponsored Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research, as well as the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry.  The themes of his research program encompass: 1) prevention of depression and its complications in older adults; 2) understanding treatment response variability from biological and psychosocial perspectives and applying that understanding to the development and testing of new ways to manage difficult-to-treat depression in later life; and 3) devising and testing models of improved mental health services delivery for older disadvantaged (often minority) adults living with mood disorders.  Dr. Reynolds has also served as research mentor to approximately 100 students (pre- and post-docs, residents, junior faculty) to help grow the field of academic psychiatry in both its research and educational missions.  He has authored or co-authored approximately 600 peer-reviewed and invited papers, delivered 100 national and international invited talks, and served as PI on federal grants totaling $60 million dollars from 1980 to the present.
    Dr. Reynolds' citizenship in the scientific community has encompassed service on NIH study sections since 1983, membership in the National Mental Health Advisory Council, membership on three Institute  of Medicine study panels (suicide prevention, sleep disorders, and eldercare workforce), chairmanship of the Credentials Committee of the American College of Neuro-psychopharmacology , presidency of the American College of Psychiatrists and of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and chairmanship of the Sleep Wake Disorders Workgroup of the DSM-V Task Force.  Dr. Reynolds has worked closely with the mental health advocacy community and has been recognized by conferal of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from NAMI.  Dr. Reynolds earned the BA from Virginia (philosophy) and MD from Yale.  He trained in internal medicine and neurology at McGill before completing his psychiatry residency at WPIC, where he has been on faculty since 1977, and Senior Associate Dean of UPSOM since 1998.


    Getting to Equal: Meeting the Health Service Needs of Aging Minorities


    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVI: May 21, 2009

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