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August 27, 2013
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Upstate professor is among most cited researchers in the field of psychology, psychiatry

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, of Upstate Medical University, is the third most-cited psychologist or psychiatrist in the world and the top-cited psychologist or psychiatrist scholar in the United States., according to Microsoft Academic Search, a free academic search engine. Faraone is professor of psychiatry, neuroscience and physiology and director of Research for Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  He also holds appointments as senior scientific advisor to the Research Program Pediatric Psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and as lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

Microsoft Academic Search is a free service developed by Microsoft Research to help scholars, scientists, students, and practitioners quickly and easily find academic content, researchers, institutions, and activities.

“This recognition is a testament to the role Dr. Faraone takes as a major figure in the study of the nature and treatment of mental disorders,” said Robert Gregory, MD, professor and interim chair of Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. “He has an amazing 799 publications and 24,504 citations. We are proud of his accomplishments and proud to have him as a member of our faculty.”

Faraone has made contributions to research in psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology, diagnostic issues and methodology.  He is principal investigator on several National Institutes of Health funded grants that address numerous psychiatric conditions, including attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder and substance use disorders in children. His studies into ADHD have brought a greater understanding of the highly heritable nature of ADHD and have brought researchers closer to identifying specific genes that play a key role in increasing susceptibility of ADHD. In 2002, Faraone was inducted into the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Hall of Fame and in 2003 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics.

In addition to the Microsoft Academic Search ranking, Wikipedia lists Faraone as the eighth highest producer of High Impact Papers in Psychiatry from 1990 to 1999 as determined by the Institute for Scientific Informatiion (ISI). In 2005, ISI determined him to be the second highest cited author in the area of ADHD and in 2007 he was the third most highly cited researcher in psychiatry for the preceding decade. In 2011 he was the seventh most highly cited researcher in psychiatry and psychology for the preceding decade.

Caption: Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, is professor of psychiatry, neuroscience and physiology and director of Research for Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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