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Piven to Step Down as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

December 13, 2023

Joseph Piven, MD, the Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, has served as founding editor-in-chief of Journal for Neurodevelopmental Disorders since 2009, when the journal began publishing as part of the Springer Nature family of scientific journals.

Joseph Piven, MD, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, will step down as founding editor-in-chief of the Journal for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the end of the year. Piven, the Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine, began the journal and served as editor-in-chief for every issue since the inaugural publication 15 years ago.

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders is an open-access journal, which has been published by Springer Nature since 2009. It features the latest and greatest research across a number of disciplines, including neurobiology, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology. The journal’s primary focus is on the process by which diseases develop, including disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, Turner Syndrome, 22q Deletion Syndrome, Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndrome, Williams syndrome, lysosomal storage diseases, dyslexia, specific language impairment and fetal alcohol syndrome.

The new editor-in-chief Jacob Vorstman, MD, PhD, a child psychiatrist and molecular geneticist at the University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children, will take the helm in January 2024.

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders has served as the home for Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Network’s annual publication since 2018. Each year, this special issue focuses on a theme carefully selected by the Network based on its significance to the field, timeliness, and representativeness of ongoing major efforts led by the IDDRCs.


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