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NKI’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

This year, three NKI investigators have been recognized for their high-impact research. Ralph Nixon, MD, PhDF. Xavier Castellanos, MD, and Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD, appear on the 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers compiled by Clarivate. Dr. Nixon joins Drs. Castellanos and Milham, both of whom have appeared on the list every year since 2014.

The Highly Cited Researchers list recognizes the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year. This select group includes only 1 in 1,000 of the world’s researchers – individuals who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their fields of research.

Dr. Castellanos is a Senior Research Psychiatrist at NKI and an endowed Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Professor of Radiology and Neuroscience at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Milham directs the Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation (C-BIN) at NKI and is Vice President of Research at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Nixon directs the Center for Dementia Research (CDR) at NKI and is a Professor of Psychiatry and of Cell Biology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Mark Klinger, DVM, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Mark Klinger was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Metro New York Branch - American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (MNYBAALAS). This award is presented to an MNYBAALAS member of 25 or more consecutive years, who has, for at least five of those years served as an officer/council or committee member.

C-BIN Secures Conte Center Grant Renewal

Dr. Charles Schroeder, Director of the Translational Neuroscience Laboratories, and Michael Milham, Director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging & Neuromodulation, received a five-year renewal of their Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research P50 grant titled "Neurobiology and Cognitive Role of Slow Brain Network Fluctuations". This Conte Center investigates the slow brain network fluctuations that control the ebb and flow of cognition and related behavioral performance on a moment-by-moment basis. Understanding these slow fluctuations and their underpinnings has broad scientific and public health significance, as they provide critical scaffolding for most, if not all other brain operations. This Center’s discoveries will contribute to the integrated mechanistic understanding of how neural activity and autonomic influences combine in the organization of behavior and cognition, and to improved treatment of neural, autonomic, and behavioral-cognitive deficits in people with neuropsychiatric disorders.