Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Psychiatric News Welcomes New Editor in Chief

Adrian Preda, M.D., a professor of clinical psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, has been named editor in chief of Psychiatric News. Preda, who will officially start January 1, 2024, succeeds Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., who has served as editor in chief since 2012.

Preda attended the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, and completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He served as chief resident in psychiatry at Yale before taking on several roles with the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, including medical director of mental health triage. He has been at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine since 2006 and has served in multiple positions at the institution, including director of residency training in psychiatry and vice chair of education in psychiatry and human behavior.

“Throughout my career, I have combined research, education, and clinical work, but I am now at the point at which I want to make an impact on the broader population, and this position with Psychiatric News will provide that opportunity,” Preda said in an interview.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Preda to the Psychiatric News team,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., in a news release. “In doing so, he will lead the primary and most trusted source of information covering developments in the field of psychiatry that impact clinical care and professional practice.”

An avid reader of Psychiatric News, Preda said he hopes to help the publication broaden its audience. “Psychiatric News can be a resource not just for psychiatrists, but for others who are interested in all aspects of mental health and well-being,” he said.

Borenstein will continue in his roles as president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and host of the PBS series “Healthy Minds.”

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