NIMH » NIMH Researcher Karen Berman Elected as AAAS Fellow


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A headshot of Karen Berman, M.D.

Karen Berman, M.D., a senior investigator on the Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being (NIMH), has been elected as a 2022 American Affiliation for the Development of Science (AAAS) Fellow.

Election as an AAAS Fellow acknowledges AAAS members whose efforts to advance science or its software have distinguished them amongst their friends. Dr. Berman’s election acknowledges her analysis utilizing multimodal neuroimaging to bridge the hole between mechanisms of mind dysfunction and the cognitive and behavioral signs of neuropsychiatric issues.

Dr. Berman is a senior investigator and chief of the Scientific and Translational Neuroscience Department, the Part on Integrative Neuroimaging, and the Psychosis and Cognitive Research Part within the NIMH Intramural Analysis Program. Her analysis makes use of purposeful neuroimaging to map mind exercise and mind chemical compounds related to cognitive operate in individuals with psychological sicknesses corresponding to schizophrenia. She additionally research cognitive functioning in individuals with genetic sicknesses that impression cognition, corresponding to Williams syndrome, and different circumstances that impression cognition, corresponding to regular ageing. Her work has been broadly printed in journals corresponding to Nature Neuroscience, Nature Drugs, Neuron, the Journal of Scientific Investigation, the Proceedings of the Nationwide Academy of Sciences, and the Journal of Neuroscience, amongst others.

Dr. Berman acquired her M.D. from St. Louis College, after which she accomplished a medical internship at Washington College in St. Louis and acquired residency coaching in psychiatry on the College of California San Diego. Dr. Berman additionally accomplished residency coaching in nuclear drugs on the NIH Scientific Middle. She is board licensed in each psychiatry and nuclear drugs.

Along with this newest honor, Dr. Berman has acquired the A.E. Bennett Award for Neuropsychiatric Analysis and the George N. Thompson Award for Distinguished Service—each from the Society of Organic Psychiatry. She beforehand acquired the Mind and Conduct Analysis Basis Unbiased Investigator Award and Distinguished Investigator Award, 4 NIH Bench to Bedside Awards, and an NIH Director’s Award. She is a previous president of the Group for Human Mind Mapping and the Society of Organic Psychiatry. Dr. Berman can also be an elected member of the Nationwide Academy of Drugs (previously the Institute of Drugs).

NIMH congratulates Dr. Berman on her election and her excellent medical and translational analysis contributions.

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