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Eric D. CAINE Eric D. Caine, M.D. John Romano Professor and Chair, and Co-Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide Department of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center Email: Dr. Caine joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 1978, following medical school at Harvard, residency training at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the National Institute of Mental Health, and further postdoctoral research at NIMH. During medical school and residency, Dr. Caine began to focus on the relationships between organized brain functioning and behavioral disorders. In addition to the standard residency Dr. Caine pursued informal training in neuropsychology and neurology as a means of grounding his interests in “neuropsychiatry”, such as Huntington's disease and Tourette's syndrome, and to a lesser extent, Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Caine also became interested in the factors that contributed to suicide among elders. This is an area where it has been possible to integrate biological, psychological, pathological, social, cultural, public health, and international perspectives in a single problem focus. From the 1970s to the mid-1990s, Dr. Caine’s clinical work involved inpatient general psychiatry and neuropsychiatry (from adolescence to old age), general outpatient psychiatry and psychopharmacology consultation, and specialty work in geriatrics and neuropsychiatry. During the 1980s, Dr. Caine worked as a mentor with post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty because he considered the time after residency training or receipt of a Ph.D. as a critical period in the life of a would-be academic. Dr. Caine has felt that his greatest personal career rewards in medicine have come from patient care and from seeing several generations of faculty emerge in their own right as outstanding researchers, educators, and clinicians. Dr. Caine’s role as a department co-director at the University of Rochester has allowed him to forge with others an environment and community that serves to support the development of professionals from multiple disciplines and to foster institutional excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Dr. Caine’s main current areas of interest are suicide research and prevention, which he considers part of his interest in the new area of “public health and preventive psychiatry.”