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Murray A. Raskind, M.D.
Director, Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System;
Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine
Murray A. Raskind, MD, is Director of the VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). He is also Professor and Vice-Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Dr. Raskind received his BA from Brown University and his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Columbia University/Harlem Hospital Center and a residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington, where he served as chief resident from 1972-1973.
Dr. Raskind's research efforts are focused on studies in Alzheimer's disease, aging, noncognitive behavioral problems in dementia, and PTSD in combat veterans and civilians. He is currently conducting research into the use of prazosin for the treatment of combat-related trauma nightmares and sleep disturbances.
At the national level, Dr. Raskind's expertise in geriatrics and gerontology has been acknowledged by his appointment to the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the Journal of Gerontology, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society, the Neuroscience, Behavior and Sociology of Aging Review Committee of the National Institute on Aging and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Federation of Aging Research. Dr. Raskind has been a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the national Alzheimer's Association since 1991.