Apurva Chitre, Bonnie Lin, and Oksana Polesskaya have been selected as 2019-20 STAR Award Recipients in recognition of and appreciation for their outstanding service and enduring contribution to the advancement of the psychiatry department’s teaching, research, clinical and public service missions. Congratulations, Apurva, Bonnie, and Oksana!
Dr. Abraham Palmer has been selected by the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society as the recipient of the 2020 IBANGS Distinguished Investigator Award. “The Distinguished Investigator Award honors a scientist who is 7 or more years post first faculty or faculty-equivalent appointment, and whose area of research is in behavioural and neural genetics.” Congratulations, Abe!
Dr. Abraham Palmer has been named a Fellow (i.e., senior or honorary member) in two professional organizations: the American College of Neurpsychopharmacology (ACNP) and the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS). Congratulations, Abe!
Dr. Amanda Barkey-Levenson received the RSA Junior Investigator Travel Award for travel to the annual Research Society on Alcoholism meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 22nd-26th.
Dr. Amanda Barkey-Levenson received the IBANGS Young Investigator Travel Award for travel to the annual International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland May 10th-14th.
Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige recently received a travel award to attend the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2018 meeting in Hollywood, Florida in December. This award will help defray the costs of travel and lodging.
Palmer Lab Research Highlighted as One of the Top Advancements & Breakthroughs by BBR Foundation Grantees in 2017
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presented the Palmer Lab with honors for one of the Top Advancements & Breakthroughs by Foundation Grantees in 2017. This list illustrates some of the major research achievements by BBRF grantees over the past year.
For the past 30 years, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Grants have funded the most innovative ideas in neuroscience and psychiatry.
This past year, BBRF funded more than $19 million divided between approximately 400 Young Investigator Grantees, approximately 80 Independent Investigator Grantees, and 15 Distinguished Investigator Grantees who are expected to
Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige gave a talk at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics entitled, “Genome-Wide Association Study of Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) Scores in an Unselected Cohort of 20,328 Research Participants of European Ancestry: Rs41973904 and Beyond.” The conference took place in Orlando, Florida on October 13-17, 2017.
Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige was recently awarded the Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship in NeuroAIDS (IRFN). This is a two-year program that includes research mentorship by UCSD neuroAIDS faculty as well as career training and seminars.
The IRFN, with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), provides training experiences that emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of clinical problems in neuroAIDS to prepare scientists for their future in the field. Congratulations, Sandra!
For more information, visit IRFN.