Updated on 12/28/2009 12:51:47 PM.
Source: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, M.D., has received one of two 2009 Junior Investigator Awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Veenstra-Vanderweele is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Member and is mentored on this project by Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Molecular Neuroscience. The Award, in the amount of $30,000 per year for two years, is directed at facilitating innovative basic or clinical research relevant to the treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. Veenstra-VanderWeele will use this support to evaluate a serotonin transporter knock-in mouse as a potential model for sensory aversion in autism. As an Award recipient, he will be presenting his research findings at AACAP’s 58th Annual meeting in October 2011.
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