The Mentoring and Education Core of the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (CPN) creates an academic environment that fosters the establishment of independent research programs of junior faculty investigators (Project Principal Investigators). This is accomplished through several different mechanisms:
Ian A. Paul, PhD, serves as the Mentoring and Education Core leader of the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (CPN). Dr. Paul completed his graduate training in the neurobiology in 1989, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his postdoctoral training in neuropharmacology at the National Institutes of Health. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).
He is currently funded as coinvestigator on a EUREKA grant. Dr. Paul has served as mentor or advisor for 13 predoctoral, 5 postdoctoral and 12 visiting graduate student trainees as well as numerous undergraduate interns. He is a tenured professor and director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, which he established in 2007.
He has a secondary appointment in the UMMC Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and the Canadian Institute of Health Services.
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