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Director’s Update: New Director for Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development Joins NIMH

Following a competitive, nationwide search, Wayne K. Goodman, M.D., joined NIMH in July 2007 as Director, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development (DATR).

He is on an intergovernmental personnel action (IPA) from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, where he has served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry for the past nine years. He is a pioneering researcher in the field of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and is the principal developer of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the gold standard for rating OCD. A graduate of Columbia University with a BS in electrical engineering, Dr. Goodman received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his internship, residency, and a research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine where he remained on faculty until 1993, before joining the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Goodman has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and has been principal investigator on NIMH-funded grants since 1992. He is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.