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CNS Drug Discovery 2011: An Unfulfilled Promise

Seminar Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Seminar Series

Robert H. Lenox, M.D.

Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Neurosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England


Dr. Lenox has had a distinguished academic research and teaching career for over 25 years as a respected psychiatrist and neuroscientist with continuous NIH grant funding and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, as well as reviews and book chapters, in the fields of molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors that recognize his contributions to medicine, including the NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychopharmacology, Life Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Lenox is currently providing CNS drug discovery and development consultation to Academia, Biotech and Venture Capital companies. Until recently he served as Vice President and Worldwide Head of Central Nervous System Drug Discovery for Sanofi- Aventis Pharmaceuticals, with responsibilities for setting strategy and leading CNS drug discovery from target identification, lead discovery and candidate profiling, with oversight for preclinical/phase l and ll development at Aventis for all psychiatry and neurology programs. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry in 2001, Dr. Lenox was the Karl and Linda Rickels Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Vice Chairman for Research Development in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lenox was also Founder of the Neuroscience Research Unit and Head of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he also served as Interim-Chairman.


Center for Excellence in Neurosciences


4:00 PM
Hannaford Lecture Hall, College of Pharmacy

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public