Inspiring Hope Through Research
NAMI presents: Inspiring Hope Through Research with its 2016 Scientific Research Award honoring the work of Michael C. Carroll, Ph.D, Steven A. McCarroll, Ph.D., and Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
NAMI views scientific research as a critical source of hope for people affected by mental illness and their families. This is why every year NAMI recognizes a leading researcher with our Scientific Research Award for contributions to the mental health community. This year, the award not only represents the hope of discovery, but also collaboration and teamwork.
The recipients are a team of groundbreaking scientists who have uncovered a piece of the puzzle that explains how people develop schizophrenia. The team includes Dr. Michael Carroll, the Director, PhD Graduate Program in Immunology and Co-director of the Masters in Medical Sciences in Immunology Program of Harvard Medical School; Dr. Steven McCarroll, Associate Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of Genetics for the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; and Dr. Beth Stevens, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Children’s Hospital.
Working as an interdisciplinary team, they have been able to unlock some of the secrets of the most complex organ of them all: the brain.