(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1849]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT CANCRO


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS-

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute and to honor Dr. 
Robert Cancro, a charismatic Brooklynite who carries the energy to 
inspire and motivate others.
  Dr. Robert Cancro received his M.D. degree in 1955 from the State 
University at Brooklyn. In 1962, he obtained his Med. D.Sc. Degree from 
the same institution. Following a straight medical internship, he 
completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital.
  From 1959-1966, he was on faculty of the State University of New York 
and developed and ran the first alcohol rehabilitation unit in New York 
City. In 1966, he went to Menninger Foundation, where he was director 
of research training. He spent a sabbatical year in 1969, at the 
University of Illinois at their Center for Advanced Study, and as a 
Professor of Computer Science.
  He returned to the East in 1970, as Professor of Psychiatry at the 
University of Connecticut, and joined the faculty at NYU, as Professor 
and Chairman in 1976. In 1982, he added the directorship of the Nathan 
Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NKI, to his other 
responsibilities. Dr. Cancro retired as a Chairman of the Psychiatry 
Department and as Director of NKI in 2005. He continues as a Professor 
of Psychiatry at NYU.
  Dr. Cancro's major academic interest has been in the psychoses and, 
in particular schizophrenia. He has worked on a number of different 
aspects of schizophrenic psychoses, but focusing on the interface 
between the nervous system and behavior. He has over two hundred 
publications including a dozen books.
  In addition to his academic record, he has been active in the World 
Psychiatric Association, chairing their Section on Psychiatric 
Rehabilitation, and has served as consultant to the World Health 
Organization for a number of years. At the national level, he has 
served as a consultant for the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of 
Justice, and the New York Yankees.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Dr. Robert Cancro for his 
contribution the field of medicine and his service to the Brooklyn