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We Care About People: NARSAD 2010 Klerman and Freedman Awards
“We care about people.” This comment was made by NARSAD Scientific Council member Dr. Samuel Keith during the dinner discussion at the NARSAD 2010 Klerman and Freedman Awards event, July 30, where five outstanding scientists were honored for their groundbreaking research in mental health disorders.
The five are NARSAD Young Investigators, recipients of recent past grants that supported their work related to schizophrenia, pediatric bipolar disorder, and addiction and substance abuse disorders. They come from across the United States with bios that reflect their dedication to research into finding causes, improved treatments and cures for mental health disorders. They spoke passionately about their research and over and over expressed sincere thanks to NARSAD donors for their generous support of cutting-edge research. Without NARSAD support, their research projects may not have gotten off the ground.
That’s the thing about NARSAD. The commitment to funding the best and brightest early in their research means they will stay the course and continue to do research in the mental health field. As these researchers move along their path of discovery they will make breakthroughs, find new treatments and inevitably make a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness.
They care about people. Their scientific research is changing lives of people with mental health disorders. NARSAD researchers are committed to finding the cures of the future.
2010 KLERMAN AWARDS
Mani N. Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Daniel P. Dickstein, M.D., Bradley Hospital/Brown University
2010 FREEDMAN AWARD
David A. Baker, Ph.D., Marquette University
2010 FREEDMAN AWARD HONORABLE MENTIONS
Vincent P. Ferrera, Ph.D., Columbia University
Benjamin D. Philphot. Ph.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill