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Adrian Preda, M.D., Named Editor in Chief of Psychiatric News

  • December 11, 2023
Adrian Preda

Washington, D.C. — Adrian Preda, M.D., a professor of clinical psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, has been named editor in chief of the official news service of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Psychiatric News.

An academic psychiatrist, Preda attended the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, and completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He served as chief resident in psychiatry at Yale before joining the Yale School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. During his time at Yale, Dr. Preda conducted research on prodromal schizophrenia, diffusion tensor MRI and rTMS. Following Yale, Dr. Preda took on several roles with the UT Southwestern and the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, including medical director of mental health triage and the Director of National Clozapine Center. He has been at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine since 2006 and has served in multiple positions at the institution, including director of residency training in psychiatry and vice chair of education in psychiatry and human behavior. His research at UC Irvine has been focused on the use of brain imaging and genetic biomarkers to improve validation of clinical trial outcomes in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s dementia.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Preda to the Psychiatric News team,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. “In doing so he will lead the primary and most trusted source of information covering developments in the field of psychiatry that impact clinical care and professional practice.”

“Psychiatry is a very exciting field to be in right now,” Preda said. “There are a lot of important education opportunities available related to our field, and Psychiatric News is ideally placed to provide that to APA members and the broader public.”

Focusing his career on research and academia, Preda published studies in numerous journals. He received a NARSAD Young Investigator Award and is currently an associate editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry, Frontiers in Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Neuropsychopharmacology. He is section editor of psychiatry of EBSCO’s DynaMed and associate editor of Cochrane Clinical Answers. He is the editor-in-chief of StatPearls’ Geriatric Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison, and Medical Students Psychiatry. He has also written for Psychology Today and PLOS Mind the Brain. Preda is a faculty member of the Faculty of 1000 and an APA Distinguished Fellow.

Psychiatric News is published in print monthly and online daily, and provides:

  • important clinical and research news across the spectrum of psychiatry, medicine, and the biobehavioral sciences;
  • information about mental health issues with a particular focus on news that affects the profession of psychiatry and the delivery of quality care to patients;
  • information that focuses on APA’s policies, programs, and actions, across the spectrum of APA’s activities including areas such as advocacy, education, ethics, minority interests, and clinical guidelines; and
  • a forum for the exchange of a full range of ideas and opinions among members, thus assisting in creating a sense of community.

Preda was appointed by the APA Board of Trustees in October and will officially start January 1, 2024. He succeeds Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., who has served as editor in chief since 2012.

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