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Prof. Castellanos's Lecture -- Harnessing Intrinsic Brain Activity for Understanding the Pathophysiology of ADHD

 Title: Harnessing Intrinsic Brain Activity for Understanding the Pathophysiology of ADHD   
Speaker: Prof. F. Xavier Castellanos
 Chair: Prof. Tianzi Jiang
 Time: 9:00-10:00  Feb. 25, 2014
 Venue: The 1st meeting room, 3rd floor of the Intelligence Building
 If you want to attend it, please contact to Dr. Yong Liu 
 The study of the spontaneous fluctuations that characterize intrinsic brain activity has coincided with a focus on increased intra-subject variability on neuropsychological measures in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A further extension of this general approach suggests that other aspects of ADHD, such as relative lack of attention to the future may be understood in terms of differential circuitry involved in future- vs. present-oriented neural processing in the brain’s default network.
 F. Xavier Castellanos, MD, is director of the Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the NYU Child Study Center. He is also the Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and professor of Radiology and of Physiology and Neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Castellanos is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry and was previously board certified in general pediatrics.
Dr. Castellanos’ research focusing on neuroimaging, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and the genetics of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Archives of General Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences, among others.
He received his AB in linguistics from Vassar College cum laude, his MS in experimental psychology from the University of New Orleans and his MD from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Castellanos completed a combined residency in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He completed a research fellowship in child psychiatry at the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health.
He is a member of the NIH Council of Councils. He also co-chaired the American Psychiatric Association Workgroup on ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders revising the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and was a voting member of the DSM-5 Task Force. Dr. Castellanos received the 2006 Blanche F. Ittleson Award from the American Psychiatric Association for excellence in research in child and adolescent psychiatry, the 2008 Outstanding Mentor Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is a member of the CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) ‘Hall of Fame.’