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John H Halpern
Curriculum Vitae
Mar 2006
A more complete version of Dr Halpern's CV is available in PDF : John H Halpern, MD Curriculum Vitae, March 2006.

Educational History
  • 1986 : Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY.
  • 1990 : A.B. : The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Biological Sciences with Honors.
  • 1994 : M.D. The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, College of Medicine.
Post-Graduate Training
  • 7/1994 - 12/1994 : Medical Internship, Carney Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • 6/1994 - 6/1998 : Psychiatry Resident, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Boston, MA. Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • 7/1997 - 6/2003 : Research Fellow, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School-McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.
  • 7/1997 - 6/2003 : Research Fellow, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School-McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.
  • 7/1998 - 6/1999 : Ethel Dupont-Warren Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Professional History
  • Current Academic Position : 07/1998 to present : Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • Current Position : 06/2003 to present : Associate Director of Substance Abuse Research, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School-McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.
  • 2005 - present : Editorial Board CNS News
  • 7/1997-6/2000 : Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. Research Fellowship under Jack Mendelson, M.D. Participated in projects on potential pharmacotherapy of cocaine dependency and cocaine’s acute neuroendocrine and immunologic effects in humans. Separate project ran concurrently under Harrison G. Pope, Jr., M.D. on the neurocognitive effects of chronic hallucinogen use or alcoholism in a Native American population; project continued under above-noted K23 Career Development Award.
  • 1994 : The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Fourth year medical student Psychiatry Research Elective under Rick Strassman, M.D. Assisted in the collection of data on the dose response of the hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in human volunteers.
  • 1989-1990 : Ben May Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Research Assistant under Jeffrey Bluestone, M.D. Project in cloning and characterization of murine T-cell receptor genes. Participated in engineering DNA constructs for injection into transgenic mice.
  • 1989 : The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Research Assistant under Morris Goldman, M.D. Project in self-induced water intoxication and schizophrenia. Volunteer at Illinois State Psychiatric Institute.