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2021 Recipient of the Tommy Fuss Center Fellowship Award in Neuropsychiatric Disease

We are delighted to announce that Omer Barkai received the 2021 Fuss Fellowship. The Fuss Fellowship Program is designed to identify and train outstanding young scientists preparing them for a career researching mental illnesses. The Tommy Fuss Center for Neuropsychiatric Disease Research sponsors this competitive fellowship to help develop the next generation of researchers who will support the center's mission to unlock the genetics and biology of early onset psychiatric disease with a focus on early detection prevention and intervention. Dr. Barkai PhD will utilize a novel approach that integrates behavioral studies with longitudinal in vivo analysis of neural activity to define mechanisms underlying stress-induced elevations of anxiety. As part of Dr. Todd Anthony's laboratory, Dr. Barkai's work is designed with the goal of elucidating novel disease pathways.

The Tommy Fuss Center for Neuropsychiatric Disease Research hosted the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with an attendance of over 60 individuals from research and clinical communities. Speakers included Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD; Catherine Brownstein, MPH, PhD; Todd E. Anthony, PhD; and Michelle Bosquet, PhD, with Tommy Fuss Center for Neuropsychiatric Disease Research Director Dr. David Glahn as discussant.

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The First Annual Tommy Fuss Center Research Symposium sponsored by the Tommy Fuss Center for Neuropsychiatric Disease Research was held on September 18, 2019. This seminar drew over 100 individuals from Boston Children’s Hospital and surrounding institutions, and included internationally renowned speakers who shared their expertise on “Conceptualizing the Influence of Rare Genetic Variation on Early Onset Mental Illness."