Dr. Tariot is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, obtaining his MD from the University of Rochester. He is Board Certified Internal Medicine and in Psychiatry, with added qualifications in geriatrics, and completed a fellowship in neuropharmacology at the NIMH. Until 2005, he was Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Neurology, and Aging and Developmental Biology at the University of Rochester, and directed the Memory Disorders Clinic and the Monroe Community Hospital Department of Psychiatry. He helped lead the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study as well as the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease, both funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Since 2006, he has been Director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Memory Disorders Center and Associate Director of the Institute. His appointment as Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona is pending. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. A teacher and scholar, he has studied diagnosis and therapy for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, recognition and management of behavioral disturbances in dementia, and treatment of depression. He has published over 220 papers on these topics, earning awards for his research such as the American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award for Neuroscience, an NIMH Geriatric Mental Health Academic Award, and the 2005 UCLA Turken Award. His research affiliations include the NIMH, NIA, Arizona Department of Health, Institute for Mental Health Research, and the Alzheimer’s Association.