Professor Gorwood studied medicine from 1982-1988, and specialised in psychiatry in 1988. He is currently full Professor of Psychiatry at GHU Paris Psychiatrie et Neurosciences, in Sainte-Anne Hospital and Head of the CMME department [60 beds], teaching at the University of Paris. He is also Head of one team research at INSERM (the French national institution for medical research), unit 1266-IPNP (Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience of Paris) devoted to the genetic vulnerability of psychiatric and addictive disorders.
Professor Gorwood has published over 280 scientific articles (h-index=45) and has been quoted as the presently “most frequently quoted French psychiatrist” (Ioannidis et al., 2019). He has served on 16 editorial boards for journals in psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics, and was editor-in-chief of the journal European Psychiatry (IF=3.9), from 2005 to 2017.
He is the president (2019-2021) of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA).
In 1992, Professor Gorwood received the Lilly ‘First Communication’ award and later in 1997, the French Association for Biological Psychiatry ‘Best Communication of the Year’ award. In 1999, he received the Association of European Psychiatry ‘Young Researcher’ award; in 2000 the French National Academy of Medicine for the best research on addiction, and in 2016 the FONDAMENTAL award as the best researcher of the year in psychiatry.
Key publications: Gorwood P et al. Br J Psychiatry, 1992, 161 : 55-58 and 2010; 196:139-142. Gorwood P et al American Journal of Psychiatry 1995; 152: 208-212, 1996; 153: 1173-1177 and 2008; 165:731-739, Gorwood P et al. Biological psychiatry 2000; 48(4): 259-264 and 2003; 53: 85-92; Gorwood P et al. Molecular Psychiatry 2002; 7: 90-94, Gorwood P et al. Human Genetics, 2012, 131(6):803-22.
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