Dr. John Csernansky joined the Department as an associate professor in 1990, and he was named the Gregory B. Couch Associate Professor at that time. He received his MD from NYU and did his residency training in psychiatry at Stanford. He became the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry in 1995. He has made substantial contributions in the study of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. In 2008, Dr. Csernansky left the department to become chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.