Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology

Project Data

Date Client Architect Build Cost Status
June 2012 Company Inc. Contour $10m USD Complete

The Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology is a unique interdisciplinary project at UCLA. We carry out original research in the history of neuropsychopharmacology, neuroscience, and mental health services, and collect archival documents, oral histories, audio and video recordings, and other materials that document this history. We collaborate with other scholars at UCLA and USC, with the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

The Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology documents and promotes interest in the history of the field of Neuropsychopharmacology, the research field that studies brain and neural mechanisms, states of consciousness and mental illness, and the pharmacodynamics of psychoactive drugs. Our purpose is to inform the contemporary  cientific and cultural understanding of this dynamic international field.

CSHN is a collaborative project of the American College of  Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), and the Health Services Research Center at UCLA, part of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

Explore our website, where you can read about the lives and work of scientists who study the brain, mental illness, and psychoactive drugs, told in their own words; discover papers and documents describing their research and the history of the ACNP; and learn much more about this fascinating field and the people who work in it.