richard shelton uab psychiatry

Charles B. Ireland Professor

Areas of Interest
- Mood disorders


Dr. Shelton attended medical school at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He, then, travelled to Boston, MA, where he became a resident and, then, Chief Resident at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (now the Longwood Program), a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School. After residency, he was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Mental Health Intramural Program in Washington, D.C. before entering the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 1985. There he rose through the ranks to become the James G. Blakemore Research Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Psychiatry. He also became a professor in the Departments of Psychology and Pharmacology. 

Education & Training 

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuroscience
Fellowship, 1985

Harvard Medical School
Residency, 1983

University of Louisville Hospital
Internship, 1980

University of Louisville School of Medicine
Medical School, 1979

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