Dr. John Newcomer joined the department as an instructor in 1990. He received his MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the department, he completed his psychiatry residency and a research fellowship at Stanford. He achieved the rank of Professor in the Department in 2005 and was named the Gregory Couch Professor of Psychiatry in 2008. He has been nationally recognized and honored for his work involving the treatment of schizophrenia. Dr. Newcomer left the University in 2011 to become the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Miami.