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"Rising Star Award" in Addiction Research - Call for Submissions

2017-09-04 14:08

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce an international call for submissions for the inaugural Rising Star Award in neuroscience research. To highlight the "Year of Addiction Research" on Penn's campus, the award honors a young researcher for outstanding contributions to Addiction Research with a USD 10,000 personal honorarium at the MINS 34th Annual Retreat and Symposium on April 11, 2018.

"Drug addiction is a major, undertreated health problem. I am proud that MINS at Penn is at the forefront of research into the causation and consequences of addictions," said John Dani, PhD, director of MINS and chair of the Department of Neuroscience. "I look forward to honoring and encouraging a young researcher to advance our understanding of the addiction process and to advance future therapies."

In addition, the award recipient will present a research seminar at the symposium and, prior to, a separate introductory lecture on addiction. Also at the symposium, Prof. Wolfram Schultz, University of Cambridge, will give the Sprague Lecture, and Prof. Marina Wolf, Rosalind Franklin University, will give the Adler Lecture.                                                                                                       

Researchers who received their first advanced degree, such as PhD, in 2004 or more recently are invited to submit a one-page description of their contributions to Addiction Research, full curricula vitae, and names of three references in a single PDF file by December 15th, 2017 to More information can be found at        

About MINS:
The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences at the University of Pennsylvania is a preeminent institution for integrated neuroscience research and training. As the University's intellectual nexus for the study of the brain, MINS supports cross-disciplinary and integrated approaches to fundamental, pre-clinical, and clinical research. With over 150 faculty from 32 academic departments and the associated Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, MINS provides a fertile collaborative environment that is a template for programs and institutions around the world.


Eric van der Vlugt

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Source: The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences

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