University of Rochester Psychiatrist Named to National Post

April 25, 1997

Marvin I. Herz, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and director of Mental Health Services Research and Long-Term Care Program, has been named president of the American College of Psychiatrists.

With over 650 members nationwide, the American College of Psychiatrists is one of the largest honorary organizations for psychiatrists in the country. As president, Dr. Herz's primary responsibilities to the organization include appointing committee chairs and overseeing membership activities. Dr. Herz will serve a one-year term.

Dr. Herz, a well-known expert on schizophrenia who has authored numerous books on the subject, has been a University of Rochester faculty member since 1991. He was chair of the Work Group to Develop Practice Guidelines for Schizophrenia for the American Psychiatric Association. The Guidelines were published in April, 1997 as a supplement to the American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Herz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, his graduate degree from Yale University, and his M.D. from Chicago Medical School.

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