This week on iTunes, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews a doctor that you should already be reading his research. George Bartzokis received an M.D. degree from Yale University in 1983. He completed an internship at the UCLA/West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center, and a residency in psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. In 1987, Dr. Bartzokis joined the UCLA Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Clinical Professor while also completing a schizophrenia research fellowship in the UCLA Department of Psychology, and serving as a Staff Psychiatrist at the West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center. In 1989, he was the recipient of a Career Development Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Service at the West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center, and for two years served as an Associate Investigator. In 1998, Dr. Bartzokis moved to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Office of Psychopharmaceutical Trials. During this time, he was also the Associate Chief of Staff for mental health at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Dr. Bartzokis returned to UCLA in 2001, joining the Department of Neurology where he is currently Director of the UCLA Memory Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease Clinic, Director of the Clinical Core at the UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Professor of Neurology, and faculty in the Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Division of Brain Mapping. Dr. Bartzokis also hold a concurrent appointment as professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles.
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