Santa Clara, CA, May 7th, 2015: Effective immediately, United Scientific Group (USG) has appointed Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MBBS, MD, MA, to the positions of Founding Editor-In-Chief of the “Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology” (JNPN) and Co-Founding Editor-in-Chief for the “Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome” (JRDS). To facilitate his new appointment, Dr. Badgaiyan resigned his position at OMICS Group’s journals to pursue a position that is more aligned with his passions. Dr. Badgaiyan said he has fond memories of his time with OMICS and is thankful for the relationships he developed while working at the journal.

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan received his MBBS, MD and MA degrees from Bhopal University, India. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He also received the degree of Master of Medical Science (MMSc) from Harvard University and completed clinical research training at Harvard-MIT program. He served in the faculty of Harvard Medical School before moving to University of Minnesota. Dr. Badgaiyan is a distinguished member of various renowned societies including Society of Nuclear Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, Society for Neuroscience and many more. He has published more than 75 high impact research articles and was honored as a speaker in many national and international conferences. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroimaging Scholar at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is also director of the Laboratory of Advanced Radiochemistry and Molecular and Functional Imaging Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. He serves as the Founding Editor-In-Chief of the  “Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology” (JNPN) and co- Founding Editor-In-Chief of the “Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome” (JRDS) and is one of the founder members of USG Editor’s Association (USGEA).

United Scientific Group (USG) is an academic publishing forum developed by scientists from Universities across America and around the world dedicated to expert delivery of rigorously peer reviewed and high quality articles. Dr. Kenneth Blum, United Scientific Group’s President believes the publications rapidly growing popularity within the scientific community can be directly attributed to its unique vertical approach of publishing genre specific journals and their prompt delivery of new, quality information reviewed and approved by recognized leaders in their field. According to Dr. Blum; “United Scientific Group’s Editorial Board members are very passionate about their respective areas of science. Each member is uniquely qualified for their position and will review every article submitted with the patient attention to the details that assures a quality journal. In addition to better communication and greater dialog, their intention through their work here at USG is to shine a brighter light on their subject of interest and encourage more in-depth research. USG administration added: “USG aims to create a valuable resource for the authors, the research community, academic-corporate research institutions, investors, and society by developing new world-class scientific journals and organizing conferences that promote scientific and technological advancement.”

United Scientific Group currently publishes six peer reviewed Journals:
Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (JRDS)
Journal of Food Chemistry & Nanotechnology (JFCN)
NanoWorld Journal (NWJ)
Journal of Neurology and Experimental Neuroscience (JNEN)
World Journal of Down Syndrome and Dementia
Journal of Eye Diseases (JED)

Dr. Badgaiyan said in a statement that he is very excited to be working with his close friend and colleague Dr. Kenneth Blum in developing The Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology (JNPN) and the Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (JRDS) into world-class publications.

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