New National Institute of Mental Health Director Named

August 04, 2016

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins has announced the selection of Joshua A. Gordon as director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Gordon will join NIMH from New York City, where he serves as associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition to his research, Dr. Gordon is an associate director of the Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, where he directs the neuroscience curriculum and administers the research programs for residents. As NIMH director, Dr. Gordon will oversee the lead federal agency for research on mental illnesses, with an annual budget of approximately $1.5 billion. Dr. Gordon is expected to join NIMH in September.