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Emer. Professor Dr med. Jules Angst
Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik
Lenggstrasse 31
8032 Zurich
Switzerland

Jules Angst is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Zurich University in Zurich, Switzerland, and Honorary Doctor of Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany.

Professor Angst was born in 1926 in Zurich where he also grew up. He completed his medical and psychiatric training in Zurich under his mentor, Professor Manfred Bleuler. From 1969 to 1994 Jules Angst was Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the University of Zurich Medical School and Head of the Research Department of Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital (the Burghölzli). Jules Angst has continued uninterrupted his epidemiological and clinical research at the University since leaving his Chair.

His scientific contributions include 15 books (as author and/or editor), 154 book chapters and 539 journal articles.

Jules Angst has received many awards in recognition of his work, including the Anna Monika Awards (1967/1969), Paul Martini Prize for Methodology in Medicine (1969), Otto Naegeli Prize (1983), Eric Strömgren Medal (1987) and the Emil Kraepelin Medal of the Max Planck Institute, Munich (1992). Other awards include the Selo Prize NARSAD/Depression Research, USA (1994), Mogens Schou Award for Research in Bipolar Disorder, USA (2001), the Burghölzli Award for Social Psychiatry (2001), the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (2002) and the Wagner-Jauregg Medal (2007).

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