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NARSAD presents 2007 prizes for outstanding achievement in neuroscience and psychiatric research
Date:10/16/2007

NARSAD -- The Worlds Leading Mental Health Research Charity --Presents 2007 Prizes for Outstanding Psychiatric Research at New York Gala, October 19th


Prize winners have significantly contributed to the knowledge and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and childhood mental disorders

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2007Five of the most prestigious awards in psychiatric research will be presented to scientists of great achievement by NARSAD, the worlds leading charity dedicated to mental health research, at its annual New York gala awards dinner later this week. The event takes place Friday evening at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown Manhattan.

NARSAD, celebrating its 20th year of grant-making, has cumulatively awarded more than $219 million in 3,238 research grants to top scientists at 418 institutions in the United States and 26 other countries.

Because of NARSADs distinctive history of contributing to the support and public understanding of neuropsychiatric research, the organization is able each year to recognize those scientists whose career achievements are especially noteworthy. The selections are made by NARSADs distinguished 103-member Scientific Council, after rigorous review and extensive consultation.

This years NARSAD prize recipients have made exceptional contributions to the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourettes syndrome, and cognitive dysfunctions that underlie many mental illnesses.

The 2007 NARSAD prizes and their recipients are:

  • Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research: Eve C. Johnstone, M.D., is professor of psychiatry and head of the Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In over 30 years of clinical research, Dr. Johnstone has performed imaging and other anatomical studies of schizophrenia that have provi
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Contact: Kristen Simone
ksimone@narsad.org
516-829-0091
NARSAD, The Mental Health Research Association
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