Navigation Links
Rutgers scientist receives prestigious 'Young Investigator Award'
Date:6/17/2008

Dr. Mariana Pereira, postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University in Newark (CMBN), is the recent recipient of a "2008 Young Investigator Award" from NARSAD, The World's Leading Charity Dedicated to Mental Health Research (previously known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression). NARSAD is the world's leading donor-supported organization dedicated to funding research on psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Pereira, a resident of Jersey City, is one of only two recipients in New Jersey, joining 218 other early career scientists from a number of leading research universities in the U.S. and 11 other countries. She will receive $60,000 from NARSAD over the next two years in order to continue preclinical studies relevant for the problem of cocaine addiction in women during the postpartum period which is associated with dysfunctional maternal care, and which can result in the later development of substance abuse and/or other psychiatric disorders in the child.

"The young scientists whom NARSAD selects for participation.represent the very best in their respective areas of expertise" said Georff Birkett, president of NARSAD. "Their work will accelerate progress in the study of all areas of psychiatric disorders, and is leading not only to better treatments but also, we are confident, to cures."

Mariana Pereira, Ph.D., has worked since 2006 as a postdoctoral associate in the research lab of Dr. Joan I. Morrell of CMBN, one of the leading centers for neuroscience research in the U.S.

According to Dr. Morrell, Pereira's research interests "focus upon understanding the behavioral responses to natural, compared to pharmacological, rewards and the neural substrates, that are engaged during these responses in the maternal female." The preclinical experiments conducted in Morrell's lab "aim to understand how cocaine can hijack the normal motivational patterns o
'/>"/>

Contact: Helen Paxton
paxton@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Rutgers University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones wins New York Times Nurse Award
2. Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stent
3. N.J. nurses are overworked according to Rutgers College of Nursing professor
4. Rutgers College of Nursing emerita professor Beverly Whipple receives FSSS book award
5. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones awarded Rutgers-Newark Provost Award
6. Rutgers center sparks liquid bandage, a new frontline wound treatment
7. NJSNA honors Rutgers College of Nursings Linda Flynn for excellence in research
8. Rutgers researchers unlock mysteries of vitamin A metabolism during embryonic development
9. Julia Quinlan to present awards at a conference hosted by Rutgers College of Nursing
10. The Zonta Club of Essex County honors Rutgers College of Nursings Rachel Jones
11. Rutgers research partner Stemcyte, Inc., expands to New Jersey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, ... a task, various brain connections fire up. But scans ... autism, according to a small new study. Moreover, ... less of this "brain flexibility," the researchers found. ... children with autism are faced with new situations," said ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Diego CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 As ... is working with its partners to both purchase critical emergency ... from the US to Liberia. These supplies will contain materials ... impacting the most heavily populated areas of the country. ... very involved in the response to the Ebola outbreak in ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014) Using quality improvement measures in eight of ... Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way to ... contrast dye. , Currently, 7-15 percent of these patients ... up with kidney injury, which can result in death ... or permanent dialysis, says a study published in the ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered serious ... medications continue to move forward in a multidistrict ... of Pennsylvania, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to ... revised certain deadlines pertaining to bellwether case ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... By Alan Mozes ... -- Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single ... judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report. Known ... a role in emotional bonding between lovers, and between mothers ... neural activity in a key area of the brain that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 2Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 3Health News:PCI Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia with Supplies, Awareness Campaigns 2Health News:PCI Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia with Supplies, Awareness Campaigns 3Health News:Reducing kidney injury using a quality improvement method 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism 2Health News:'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism 3
... continue to fight the battle of the bulge. Now they,ll ... developed a new method to look at how fat cells ... to mechanical loads. This might be the key to ... fat cells, the holy grail of weight loss researchers, says ...
... , MONDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The pain ... have foot, elbow and lower back pain, a new study ... knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients, aged 45 to 79, about pain ... knee, ankle or foot. Low back pain was significantly ...
... today estimates that the global initiative to eradicate polio ... if transmission of wild polioviruses is interrupted within the ... evaluation of the benefits and costs of the Global ... by the global health community. The study comes at ...
... Dr. Oliver Daumke of the Max Delbrck Center for ... Early Excellence in Science Award 2010" in the biology ... for his contributions to the understanding of the structure ... Berlin. Together with him, two other scientists, Professor Nicolai ...
... , SATURDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... dialysis treatments typically prescribed had significantly better heart function, ... indicates. The finding stems from an analysis that ... -- three dialysis treatments per week, for three to ...
... , MONDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- If teens, ... could be compromised, a new study suggests. Teens ... providers for fear of being judged, and are reluctant ... to researchers at Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Putting the squeeze on fat cells 2Health News:Economic benefits of the global polio eradication initiative estimated at $40-50 billion 2Health News:Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients 2Health News:Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients 3Health News:For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... -- Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic ... exhibit booth during the American Association for Clinical ... in Chicago , July 27 through ... excited to exhibit at AACC this year, because it,s ... continue the dialogue on how to best meet the ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Mass., July 29, 2014 Cynosure, Inc. ... markets laser- and light-based aesthetic treatment systems for high-volume ... ended June 30, 2014. Second-quarter 2014 financial results incorporate ... on June 24, 2013. Second-Quarter ... increased 45% to $72.6 million , Non-GAAP net ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... -- Apex Medical Corporation (Apex, TWSE: 4106), a leading player ... that it is appealing the judgment of the Regional Court ... that found the headgear of certain mask models ... invalidity challenges against various ResMed patents in major countries. Apex ... junk patents. ResMed filed the lawsuit with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 2New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 3Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11Cynosure Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results 12Apex Continues Fighting Against Patents to Free Up Competition 2
... Oct. 9 Vical Incorporated,(Nasdaq: VICL ) ... mice demonstrated,the potential of its patented Vaxfectin(TM) adjuvant ... protein-based H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine,currently stockpiled by the ... limited vaccine supplies to protect the greatest,number of ...
... Oct. 9 The Wellion Linus Blood Glucose,Monitoring ... recently received certification by the Netherlands Organization,for Applied ... group,founded in 1932 that thoroughly tests and inspects ... the CE Marking. "Receiving the TNO approval ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vical Demonstrates Dose-sparing of Protein-based H5N1 Influenza Vaccine With Vaxfectin(TM) Adjuvant 2Vical Demonstrates Dose-sparing of Protein-based H5N1 Influenza Vaccine With Vaxfectin(TM) Adjuvant 3Vical Demonstrates Dose-sparing of Protein-based H5N1 Influenza Vaccine With Vaxfectin(TM) Adjuvant 4WaveSense Blood Glucose Meter One of Few Brands to Pass Rigorous TNO Tests 2
... Steri-Cath™ Closed Ventilation Suction Systems Reduce ... Constant Patient Ventilation, ,Cost-effective and ... Ventilation Suction Systems reduces the risk ... contact with the catheter, Steri-Cath™ maintains ...
... Catheters are available in two ... DeLee tip with staggered eyes, ... Two types of catheter valve ... easy fingertip control with virtually ...
... Catheters are available in two ... DeLee tip with staggered eyes, ... Two types of catheter valve ... easy fingertip control with virtually ...
... Our Tri-Flo® suction catheter design ... to your patients while still providing ... pediatric catheters (5/6, 8 or 10 ... facilitate proper catheter placement. Our complete ...
Medicine Products: