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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry Research

History

Established in 1984, the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry under the direction of Carl I. Cohen, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, encompasses the Brooklyn Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic at Downstate Mental Hygiene Associates, the Center for Ethnic Studies, and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship program.

Research

The research program currently includes a NIH RO1 examining depression and anxiety disorders in Older African Americans, a collaborative a NIH SO1 with LIU examining older persons with schizophrenia, a study of rTMS in treatment resistant depression, research on dementia among African Americans and African Caribbeans, and a NIA grant with LIU to train minority researchers. The program also receives various service grants from NYS, NYC, and other sources.