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Release: March 30, 2001
Two UI researchers receive young investigator grants
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two University of Iowa Health Care researchers recently
received prestigious young investigator grants from the National Alliance
for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).
Caroline Carney Doebbeling, M.D., and Robert Philibert, M.D., Ph.D., will
each receive a grant of $60,000. Doebbeling is investigating the relationship
between psychiatric disorders and the development of brain tumors. She holds
a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry
and the department of internal medicine. Philibert, an assistant professor
in the department of psychiatry, is studying certain gene mutations that might
be associated with schizophrenia.
NARSAD is the largest non-governmental organization that funds brain research
worldwide. NARSADs Scientific Review Council is composed of 65 scientists
and academic leaders in all areas of neurobiological and psychiatric research.
The council reviews hundreds of applications each year and funds the most
promising research proposals.
NARSADs Young Investigators awards are intended to provide important
early career support for scientists. Along with continuing support for distinguished
and independent investigators, NARSAD expects grant recipients to play key
roles in discovering the causes, new treatments and eventual cures for mental
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