Dr. Sophia Frangou Elected as President-Elect of the Society of Biological Psychiatry

Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Frangou on her election as the President-Elect of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP). Her term as President-Elect will be June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024, after which she will become President of SOBP on June 1, 2024 until May 31, 2025. This term will be followed by a 5-year term as Councilor.

Dr. Frangou is the UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health and the Associate Head of Research & International Affairs in the UBC Department of Psychiatry. She is an internationally renowned expert in the pathophysiology of mood and psychotic disorders, and her election to this new role adds to her prominent leadership profile.

The Society of Biological Psychiatry was founded in 1945 to encourage the study of the biological causes of and treatments for psychiatric disorders. It is a preeminent learned society that aims to promote excellence in scientific research and education, and reduce human suffering from mental disorders. The SOBP publishes several journals, including Biological Psychiatry, which is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience.

Congratulations once again to Dr. Frangou on her election to this significant new role!