NIMH Presents Bernie Devlin, PhD with MERIT Award

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has presented a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award to Dr. Bernie Devlin, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Human Genetics and Clinical and Translational Science, to extend his research which develops and refines statistical methods to detect genetic association in schizophrenia and other disorders.

Dr. Devlin is well known for his work in statistical genetics and studies of autism and schizophrenia, and his methodological approaches have been adapted as standards in the field.  His work has had impact beyond the field of behavioral health.

MERIT awards are made to investigators who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity during their previous research experience. The purpose of the award is to provide these researchers with long-term, stable support to foster their continued creativity. Investigators may not apply for a MERIT award.  Program staff and/or members of the National Mental Health Advisory Council nominate candidates for the award and a final decision is rendered by the full Council.

Congratulations to Dr. Devlin on his receipt of this award.