Portuguese American Journal

Neuroscience: Tiago Reis Marques recipient of the 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant – Los Angeles, CA

Portuguese neuroscientist, Tiago Reis Marques, M.D., is one of the recipients the 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grants, by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council. He is the first Portuguese scientist to be awarded the grant.

Dr. Marques is a researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry at the King’s College, London, UK. He has developed models of neuroimaging utilized to predict clinical outcomes in psychotic patients which, he believes, will provide a better understanding of what structurally and functionally changes in the brain.

This year, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council reviewed applications from 1,030 researchers, choosing 202 applicants to be 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees.

NARSAD Grants are among the most competitive in biomedical research. The NARSAD Young Investigator Grants is an international grant program which has been the driving force behind thousands of scientific achievements.

Established in 1981, originally named the American Schizophrenia Foundation, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on mental health research.

The Foundation focuses its research primarily on eight of the most common mental illnesses in the United States and other developed countries:  schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  NARSAD Grants are awarded to researchers in these fields according to four different categories: Basic Research, New Technologies, Diagnostic Tools/Early Intervention, and Next Generation Treatments. Consult a list of Dr. Tiago Reis Marques’ publications here.

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