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NAMI is pleased to announce David C. Henderson, M.D., as the 2020 NAMI Scientific Research Award honoree to be presented at the virtual Inspiring Hope Through Research event on October 22, 2020, from 2pm – 3pm ET.
Dr. David Henderson previously served as Director of the Chester M. Pierce, M.D. Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of its Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, and Medical Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. He is Co-Director of the NIMH T32 Boston University School of Medicine/Massachusetts General Hospital Global Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship. His research interests include treatment–resistant schizophrenia. For the past 25 years, he has worked internationally conducting research and training programs. In the United States, he has led more than 30 randomized clinical trials.
Traditionally, this Award is presented at a Reception in the fall. Due to the coronavirus, many in-person events have been cancelled however, a world of virtual opportunities have surfaced in their place. Scientific research brings us closer to a time when everyone affected by mental health conditions will be able to get the help, support and resources they need. NAMI remains strongly committed to research as part of our mission and will honor the work of Dr. Henderson at this special virtual event to be held on Oct. 22, 2020.
The NAMI Scientific Research Award is supported by the Peter Corbin Kohn Endowment. The Award recognizes the work of researchers who move our scientific understanding and treatment of mental illness forward. Dr. Henderson’s work shows a tireless dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. We hope you will join us to pay tribute to our honoree and recognize his outstanding contributions and achievements. This virtual event format will provide a unique opportunity for increased nationwide participation among the NAMI community.