Assistant Investigator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (718) 470-8177
Dr. Gallego is currently an Assistant Professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and an Assistant Investigator at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Gallego completed his residency training in psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and a research fellowship at The Zucker Hillside Hospital, the psychiatric hospital for Northwell Health.
Dr. Gallego has a strong background in clinical research. He obtained a master’s degree in clinical research methods at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has participated as a study physician and co-investigator in various randomized controlled trials with first episode schizophrenia patients. He is currently a co-investigator in a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial comparing adjuvant Omega-3 fatty acids vs. placebo in first episode psychosis patients on treatment with risperidone.
For the past few years, Dr. Gallego adopted a translational approach to his work. His current research focus is on the role of microRNAs in cerebrospinal fluid and peripheral blood in patients with schizophrenia. Additionally, he is conducting a pilot study using induced pluripotent stem cells derived from first episode psychosis patients. He receives grant funding from NIMH (K23 career development award) and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD Young Investigator award).
Christopher Morell, MA
Phone: (718) 470-8439
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Field of Study: Clinical Research Methods
The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY
Field of Study: Research Fellowship
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Field of Study: Psychiatry Residency
Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia
Field of Study: Medicine
2013 Domestic Travel Award Winner. Biological Psychiatry Meeting. San Francisco, US. May 2013.
2012 New Investigator Travel Award. World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Hamburg, Germany, 2012.
2011 Travel Award. Critical Research issues in Latino Mental Health Conference. Miami, November, 2011.
2011 Early Career Investigator Program finalist. World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Washington DC, September, 2011.
2011 New investigator travel award. “Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry” meeting. New York, April 2011.
2010 Faculty Development Fellowship. Sponsored by the Bronx CREED center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awarded on May 2010.
2010 Schizophrenia International Research Society Meeting. Florence, Italy. Travel Award.
2009 NCDEU new investigator award program. Hollywood, FL. June 2009.
2009 “APA’s Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators” award. San Francisco, CA. May 2009.
2008 1st place at the 2008 Residents paper competition Brooklyn Psychiatric Society, a branch of the American Psychiatric Association.
2008 “Outstanding Clinical Performance” award at the Residents and Fellows Alumni Society SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Brooklyn, NY.
2008 Award in recognition of “Outstanding Scholastic Performance in Research”. SUNY Downstate Medical Center. June 25th 2008. Brooklyn, NY.
1999 “Manuel Uribe Angel” Award for graduate students.
1999 Academy of Medicine of Medellin. In recognition of the best medical students and interns within the three medical schools at Medellin, Colombia.
1996 Academic Achievement Award for Best Medical Student. Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud, CES. Medellin, Colombia.