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Eurípedes Constantino Miguel Filho

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Eurípedes Constantino Miguel, is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP, University of São Paulo School of Medicine). He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center and in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University. Since 1994, he has been leading research projects in Brazil in the area of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He was the founder and coordinator of the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCD) Program in his Institution (1994-2009). Since 2003, he has been the Coordinator of the OCD Brazilian Research Consortium across the most important Brazilian universities in the OCD field. The Consortium has collected 1001 OCD cases, phenotypically very well described, and has generated numerous publications. He is a member of the ENIGMA-OCD Working Group, the OCD Brain Imaging Consortium (OBIC), and the International OCD Foundation Genetics Collaborative. He was granted for three times with OCD Program Grant (Projeto Tematico), sponsored by FAPESP (an important Brazilian Research Agency) and recently by NIMH in a global research network grant focused on OCD and related disorders (additional research teams involve collaborators from US-Columbia, India, South Africa and Holland). Since 2009, Dr. Miguel is also Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in his Institution. Thus, in the last 9 years, he has started several new lines of research that have culminated with the foundation of the National Institute for Development Psychiatry (www.inpd.org.br), a research organisation focused on developing new methods to identify individuals at risk for mental disorders and testing interventions to prevent or attenuate their expression. Another relevant initiative of this Institute, is the investigation to test the effects of a home visiting intervention for high risk gestations in mitigating the harmful effects of toxic stress over the developing brain during the intra-uterine period and infancy and thus preventing the occurrence of mental disorders. This intervention was also sponsored by the Grand Challenge Canada Saving Brains and the Gates Foundation, CNPq, and FAPESP. Between 1997 and 2007 he was one of the editors of the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry (Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria). He is also a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the Brazilian Psychiatry Association. Prof. Miguel has supervised more than 60 students, from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral level. He has edited 12 books, published over 330 articles, cited more than 9000 times. He currently has an h-index of 62 (Google Scholar citation). Complete List of Published Work at Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=hd03BJ0AAAAJ (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
Mapean la evolución del cerebro en el transcurso de la vida 
Study maps brain evolution over a lifetime 
El primer lazo 
The first bonding 
Depresión adolescente 
Adolescent depression 
Una larga maduración 
A long maturation period 
Las múltiples caras de la obsesión 
The many faces of obsession 
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