Oral Histories

Nemeroff, Charles

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Nemeroff was born in New York City in 1949 and educated in the New York City Public School System. After graduating from the City College of New York in 1970, he enrolled in graduate school at Northeastern University and received a Master’s degree in Biology in 1973. He received his MD and PhD (Neurobiology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His residency training in psychiatry was conducted at both the University of North Carolina and at Duke University, after which he joined the faculty of Duke University.
His research has concentrated on the biological basis of the major neuropsychiatric disorders, including affective disorders, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.
His clinical research has recently focused on the use of neuroendocrine, neuroimaging and neurochemical methods to elucidate the pathophysiology of depression. In recent years he has sought to determine the neurobiological mechanisms that mediate the increased risk for depression in individuals who were victims of child abuse. He has also contributed to the burgeoning area of research concerning the relationship of depression to cardiovascular disease.

Nemeroff, Charles
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Interview History:

Dates: Dec-99
Interviewer: T.Ban



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