Höschl Cyril

Prof., MUDr., DrSc., FRC Psych.
Born November 12, 1949 in Prague

  • Biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)
  • 1994-1996 Vice-Chairman
  • 2002-present, member of the LS Council

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1968-1974, Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University, MUDr.;
  • 1974-1977, Institute for Postgraduate Education of Physicians and Pharmacists, first degree certificate in psychiatry;
  • 1977-1981, second degree certificate in psychiatry;
  • 1980-1982, CSc., CU;
  • 1988, Associate Professor, CU;
  • 1990, DrSc., CU;
  • 1990-1997, Dean of Faculty, Third Faculty of Medicine, CU;
  • 1991, Professor of psychiatry, CU;
  • 1997-2003, Vice-Dean, TFM, CU

Employment and academic positions

  • 1974-1981, Research fellow, psychiatrist, Psychiatric Research Institute;
  • 1977-1987, associate professor;
  • 1988-1991, associate professor, Psychiatric Department, Medical Faculty of Hygiene (since 1990, Third Faculty of Medicine, CU);
  • 1984, visiting professor, Canadian universities;
  • 1990, Director, Psychiatric Research Institute (now Prague Psychiatric Centre) and chairman, Psychiatric Department, TFM, CU;
  • 2004-present, professor of psychiatry, Medical Faculty, University of P. J. Safarik, Kosice, Slovakia

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • 2002-2004, member, Government Council for Research and Development;
  • 1990-1998, member (and 1992-1998 Chairman), Scientific Council, Ministry of Health;
  • 1995-present, member, Council, Ministry of Defence (defence-related research);
  • 1997, editor-in-chief, Psychiatrie; Chairman, Standing Committee for Doctorates (in neurology and psychiatry);
  • 1990-1997, Chairman Scientific Council, TFM, CU;
  • 1997, member, Scientific Council, TFM, CU;
  • 1993, Chairman, Scientific Council, National Award, Vondráček Foundation;
  • 2003, Chairman, Scientific Council, PCP; Chairman, Czech Neuro-Psychopharmacological Society;
  • 2004-present, President, Czech Medical Academy;
  • 2003-present, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Academia Medica Pragensis Foundation;

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

  • 1996 member, 2003 – present, Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists (Great Britain);
  • 1998-present, member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts;
  • 1993-1999, Member, Standing Committee on Long-Range Planning, World Psychiatric Association;
  • 1977, Member, Advisory Committee, Core Curriculum in Psychiatry for Medical Students, WPA;
  • 1998-present, Member, 2010 International Fellow American Psychiatric Association;
  • 1992-present, Member, Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP);
  • 1992-present, member, Academia, Medicinae and Psychiatriae Foundation Inc., USA;
  • 1998-2001 member, Board member; 2004- Executive Committee Member; 2007-2008 president, European Psychiatric Association - EPA (former Association of European Psychiatrists –AEP);
  • 2003, Member, Educational Committee (Board Member, 2004-present);
  • 2004-present, Executive Committee Member, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology;
  • 1998-2002, member, Board of Trustees, Lundbeck International Neuroscience Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark;
  • 1998-2002, member, International Panel of Ministerium für Schule und Weiterbildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes (FRG);
  • 2000-present, member, 2008 -Vice-president, Vienna School of Clinical Research;
  • 2008-2009, president, Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM).

Notable awards

  • 1984, Award, Scientific Council, Psychiatric Research Institute, Prague, for best publication of year
  • 1985, Honorary Diploma, Czechoslovak Psychiatric Society, Czechoslovak Medical Society J. E. Purkyně
  • 1990, Presidential Award, Czechoslovak Medical Society J. E. Purkyně for monograph, „Neuroendocrinology in Psychiatry“
  • 1992, Stanley Award, Theodore and Vada Stanley Foundation, Research Awards Program (Virginia, USA)
  • 1995, Award, Czech Neuropsychiatric Society for the work, ‘Post-receptor signal systems in schizophrenia’, by D. Řípová, V. Němcová, P. Mohr, A. Strunecká, C. Höschl
  • 1997, Gold medal, Charles University
  • 1997, Gold medal, Third Faculty of Medicine, CU
  • 1997, Clarence Blomquist Medal, Swedish Medical Society
  • 1998, Memorial Medal on the occasion of the 650th anniversary of founding of Charles University
  • 1998, Prof. Lubomír Hanzlíček award, best publication in 1996
  • 2000, Special mention, Ministry of Health, long-term, successful work for Internal Grant Agency of the Ministry of Health and Czech medical research
  • 2000, Honorary Diploma, Ministry of Health (merits as chairman, Review Committee, Scientific Council of IGA, and merits in Czech medical research)
  • 2003 Prof. Lubomír Hanzlíček's Award (Paul Janssen Foundation) for the best publication in psychiatry in 2002. (For the comprehensive textbook of psychiatry: Höschl C., Libiger J., Švestka J. (eds): Psychiatrie, Praha, Tigis 2002)
  • 2003 Author of a chapter in the book Ruzicka et al.: Differential diagnostics and treatment of dementias. Praha, Galen 2003 (in Czech); awarded with National Psychiatric Prize of Vladimir Vondracek in the year 2003
  • 2008 "Ceska hlava" [=Czech mind] Prize winner 2008 (The Prize of the chairman of governmental R&D Council)
  • 2009 American Psychiatric Association (APA) - International Fellow
  • 2009 Honorary presidential medal on the occassion of 60th birthdday
  • 2010 Prize of the Czech Neuro-Psychopharmacological Society for the best clinical paper in 2009 (co-author)
  • 2010 Honorary member, Psychiatric Association of the Czech Medical Society of J. E. Purkynje

Selected publications

  • Höschl C.: Neuroendorinology in Psychiatry. Avicenum. Prague 1989
  • Höschl C., Kožený J.: Verapamil in affective disorders: a double-blind, controlled study. Biol. Psychiat. 25, 2, 128-140, 1989
  • Höschl C.: Do calcium antagonists have a place in the treatment of Mood Disorders? Drugs 42, 5: 721-729,1991; reprinted in: New Ethicals, May 1992
  • Höschl C.: Prediction: Nonsense or Hope? Brit. J. Psychiat. 163 (Suppl. 21), 46-54, 1993
  • Höschl C., Kožený J.: Predicting academic performance of medical students: The first three years. Am. J. Psychiatry 154, 6, 87-92, 1997
  • Horáček J., Kuzmiaková M., Höschl C., Anděl M., Bahbouh R.: The relationship between central serotonergic activity and insulin sensitivity in healthy volunteers. Psycho-neuroendocrinology 24, 785-797, 1999
  • Horáček J., Libiger J., Höschl C., Borzová K., Hendrychová I.: Clozapine-induced concordant agranulocytosis in monozygotic twins. Int. J. Psychiatry in Clin. Pract. 5, 71-73, 2001
  • Höschl C., Hájek T.: Hippocampal damage mediated by corticosteoids - a neuropsychiatric research challenge. Eur. Arch. Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci. 251, S2, II/81-II/88, 2001
  • Hájek T., Pašková B., Janovská D., Bahbouh R., Hájek P., Libiger J., Höschl C.: Higher prevalence of antibodies to borrelia burgdorferi in psychiatric patients than in healthy subjects. Am. J. Psychiatry 159(2), 297-301, 2002,
  • Höschl C., Libiger J., Švestka J. (Eds.): Psychiatrie. Tigis, s.r.o., Prague 2002, 895 pp.
  • Horacek J, Brunovsky M, Novak T, Tislerova B, Palenicek T, Bubenikova-Valesova V, Spaniel F, Koprivova J, Mohr P, Balikova M and Höschl C. Subanesthetic dose of ketamine decreases prefrontal theta cordance in healthy volunteers: implications for antidepressant effect. Psychol Med. 2010 Sep;40(9):1443-1451
  • Höschl C. European psychiatry: needs, challenges and structures. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci (2009) 259 (Suppl 2):S119-S122
  • Hajek T., Kopecek M., Kozeny J., Gunde E., Alda M., Höschl C.: Amygdala volumes in mood disorders – Meta-analysis of magnetic resonance volumetry studies. J. Affect. Disord. 115, 2009:395-410
  • Bubenikova-Valesova V., Horacek J., Vrajova M., Höschl C: Models of schizophrenia in humans and animals based on inhibition of NMDA receptors. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 2008, 32:1014-1023
  • Höschl C., Svestka J.: Escitalopram for the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorders. Expert Rev. Neurotherapeutics 8, 2008; 4:537-552. ISSN 1473-7175
  • Bares M., Kopecek M., Novak T., Stopkova P., Sos P., Kozeny J., Brunovsky M., Höschl C.: Low frequency (1-Hz), right prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) compared with venlafaxine ER in the treatment of resistant depression: A double-blind, single-centre, randomized study. J. Affect. Disord. 118, 2009; 1-3: 94-100
  • Hajek T., Novak T., Kopecek M., Gunde E., Alda M., Höschl C.: Subgenual cingulate volumes in offspring of bipolar parents and in sporadic bipolar patients. Eur. Arch. Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci. 2009, Oct.8 (Epub ahead of print)
  • Spaniel F., Vohlidka P., Kozeny J., Novak T., Hrdlicka J., Motlova L., Cermak J., Höschl C.: The information Technology Aided Relapse Prevention Programme in Schizophrenia: an extension of a mirror-design follow-up. Int. J. Clin. Pract. 62, 2008; 12:1943-1946
  • Spaniel F, Vohlídka P, Hrdlička J, Kožený J, Novák T, Motlová L, Cermák J, Bednařík J, Novák D, Höschl C. ITAREPS: Information Technology Aided Relapse Prevention Programme in Schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2008 Jan;98(1-3):312-7
  • Bares M., Brunovsky M., Kopecek M., Novak T., Stopkova P., Kozeny J., Sos P., Krajca V., Höschl C.: Early reduction in prefrontal theta QEEG cordance value predicts response to venlafaxine treatment in patients with resistant depressive disorder. Eur Psychiatry, 2008; 23, 50-355

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