Jingping ZHAO Jingping Zhao is a professor, doctoral supervisor of Psychiatry and Vice-Director of the Mental Health Institute (WHO Collaborating Center for Research & Training in Stress and Drug Abuse in China) at Xiangya no. 2 Hospital of Central South University. He is also academic leader of several state key disciplines and national quality courses of Psychiatry. He has served as the President of the Chinese Society of Psychiatry, the Editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Psychiatry, the International Journal of Psychiatry, and is an editor and reviewer of more than ten journals. He is a council member of the Asian College of Neuro-psychopharmacology, the International Society of Bipolar Disorders and the International Schizophrenia Research Society. Dr. Zhao is engaged in clinical and basic research involving major mental disorders. His interests focus on the fields of genetics, pathological mechanisms, psycho-pharmacological treatment and psychosocial intervention for schizophrenia and autism. From his series of research projects genetic, neuro-cognitive and neuro-imaging biological markers were discovered for schizophrenia and autism. He established a new early treatment model of antipsychotics combined with psychosocial intervention for schizophrenia which has greatly improved the outcome of patients. He was also a principal investigator in a number of industry sponsored clinical trials for newer drugs in China. Dr. Zhao has been funded by more than 10 national grants including National R&D Special Program for Health Professions----Early Diagnosis, Prevention and Intervention in Prodromal Schizophrenia (EDPIPS)and the"973" subprojects. He has been awarded more than ten prizes from the Hunan Provincal Science and Technology Awards. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal articles including 40 SCI papers, and published more than 30 textbook chapters. His papers have been published in JAMA, Archives of General Psychiatry,American Journal of Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry, among many others.