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QIMR Berghofer awarded an Australian first

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Associate Professor Sarah Medland has been awarded the Theodore Reich Young Investigators Award.

Associate Professor Medland is currently in Toronto, Canada at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics where she received the prestigious award.

This is the first time for someone outside US and Europe to be awarded the Theodore Reich Young Investigators Award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics.

Associate Professor Medland said she was honoured to receive the award, which is given to scientists under 40 for their work in psychiatric genetics.

QIMR Berghofer Director and CEO Frank Gannon said the award recognises the exceptional work Associate Professor Medland does with the ENIGMA NeuroImaging Genetics Consortium.

The ENIGMA Network brings together researchers in imaging genomics, to understand brain structure, function, and disease, based on brain imaging and genetic data.

“This award represents another external endorsement of the quality of QIMR Berghofer’s Mental Health Program,” Professor Gannon said.