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Director’s Update: NIMH Names Director for Division of Pediatric Translational Research and Treatment Development

Molly Oliveri, Ph.D., was recently selected to be Director of the Division of Pediatric Translational Research and Treatment Development (DPTR), after a competitive, nationwide search.

Dr. Oliveri’s career with NIMH spans two decades, starting in 1987 when she joined the Institute as Chief of the Personality and Emotion Program. Since then she has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities, including Chief of the Behavioral Science Research Branch, Deputy Division Director of DPTR, and, most recently, Acting Director of DPTR. Prior to joining NIMH, Dr. Oliveri was a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine from 1975 to 1987.

DPTR supports programs of research and research training with the ultimate goal of preventing and curing childhood psychopathology. The Division stimulates and promotes an integrated program of research across basic behavioral/psychological processes, environmental processes, brain development, pediatric psychopathology and therapeutic interventions. DPTR supports research that employs a developmental perspective on a variety of related basic behavioral processes and the psychopathology that arises from their dysfunction. These efforts to translate knowledge from basic research to a new understanding of clinical disorders share the goal of developing novel treatment and prevention strategies.