Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1963 as assistant professor of English, and her first book, John Donne: Conservative Revolutionary (1967), appeared after she entered medical school here. Dr. Andreasen received her M.D. in 1970 and, upon completion of her residency in psychiatry at the UI in 1973, she rejoined the faculty as assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She is currently Andrew H. Woods Professor of Psychiatry. Among the most recent of her many honors and awards are her election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and her selection as editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry. She has received the American Psychiatric Association's Prize for Research, the highest research award given by that organization, as well as the Stanley Dean Award from the American College of Psychiatrists, the major international prize in schizophrenia research. She holds a Career Scientist Award and a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and she is director of the NIMH‑funded Mental Health Clinical Research Center here, one of five major research centers dedicated to the study of schizophrenias in the U.S. Among the current federal grants for which she is principal investigator are studies of Neuroimaging in the Major Psychoses and Phenomenology and Classification of Schizophrenia. In addition to more than 250 scientific publications, she has authored or edited nine books. including the popular science bestseller, The Broken Brain (1984), which has been translated into Japanese, Italian, and German.

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