Mark R. Chavez

NIMH National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 
Science Administration - eating disorders, exp ther, research training
"Mark Chavez"

Mark Chavez did his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University and worked in the laboratory of Paul Kulkosky as a research assistant. He then did his graduate work with Dr. Stephen Woods at University of Washington. He then did a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center followed by a second Post-doc at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. He is now the Associate Director of Research Training at NIMH and program director of the Eating Disorders program and the Experimental Therapeutics program.

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Paul Joseph Kulkosky research assistant 1981-1985
Stephen C. Woods grad student 1989-1994 University of Washington
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Chavez M, Insel TR. (2007) Eating disorders: National Institute of Mental Health's perspective. The American Psychologist. 62: 159-66
Chavez M, Insel TR. (2007) Special issue on diagnosis and classification International Journal of Eating Disorders. 40: S2
Fenton WS, Chavez MR. (2006) Medication-induced weight gain and dyslipidemia in patients with schizophrenia. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 163: 1697-704; quiz 1858-
Praba-Egge AD, Cone SW, Araim O, et al. (2003) Snakebites in the rainforests of Ecuador. World Journal of Surgery. 27: 234-40
Kelly LA, Chavez M, Berthoud HR. (1999) Transient overconsumption of novel foods by deafferentated rats: effects of novel diet composition. Physiology & Behavior. 65: 793-800
Lin X, Chavez MR, Bruch RC, et al. (1998) The effects of a high fat diet on leptin mRNA, serum leptin and the response to leptin are not altered in a rat strain susceptible to high fat diet-induced obesity. The Journal of Nutrition. 128: 1606-13
Chavez M, Seeley RJ, Havel PJ, et al. (1998) Effect of a high-fat diet on food intake and hypothalamic neuropeptide gene expression in streptozotocin diabetes. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 102: 340-6
van Dijk G, de Groote C, Chavez M, et al. (1997) Insulin in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus reduces fat consumption in rats. Brain Research. 777: 147-52
Chavez M, Seeley RJ, Green PK, et al. (1997) Adrenalectomy increases sensitivity to central insulin. Physiology & Behavior. 62: 631-4
Chavez M, Kelly L, York DA, et al. (1997) Chemical lesion of visceral afferents causes transient overconsumption of unfamiliar high-fat diets in rats. The American Journal of Physiology. 272: R1657-63
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