By Mary Giliberti, J.D.
NAMI views scientific research as a critical source of hope for people affected by mental illness and their families. That’s why every year, we recognize a leading researcher with our Scientific Research Award for their contributions to the mental health community. This year, the award not only represents the hope of discovery, but also collaboration and teamwork.
The recipient is a team of groundbreaking scientists who have uncovered a piece of the puzzle that explains how people develop schizophrenia. Working as an interdisciplinary team, they have unlocked a few secrets of the body’s most complex organ: the brain. The team includes:
Dr. Michael Carroll, Director, PhD Graduate Program in Immunology and Co-director of the Masters in Medical Sciences in Immunology Program of Harvard Medical School
Dr. Steven McCarroll, Associate Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of Genetics for the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Dr. Beth Stevens, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Children’s Hospital
Learn more about their exciting discovery and their continuing work in this video:
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