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Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Kay Redfield Jamison
Date:5/7/2013

"Kay encompasses the idea behind the Lewis Thomas Prize, which is to recognize someone who inspires others to think differently about a scientific issue," says Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the university's president. "Kay uses an empirical approach to address the relationship between artistic creativity and mental illness. Her work gives us a new, insightful perspective on mental illness."

Jamison completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and UCLA Graduate Woman of the Year, among other honors. She also studied zoology and neurophysiology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Formerly the director of the UCLA Affective Disorders Clinic, Jamison joined the faculty of the department of psychiatry and behavioral science at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1987.


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