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Sarah E. Clingan, PhD

Sarah E. Clingan, PhD

2023-2025 Friends Scholar

Fernado Midea Cuccovia V Reis, PhD

Fernado Midea Cuccovia V Reis, PhD

Nancy and Jon Glaser Family Friends of Semel Scholar 2023-2025

Conor Murphy, PhD

Conor Murphy, PhD

Margot and Joe Calabrese Family Friends of Semel Scholar 2023-2025

Enrico G. Castillo, MD MSHPM

Enrico G. Castillo, MD MSHPM

2021 Friends Scholar

Erica Grodin, PhD

Erica Grodin, PhD

2021 Friends Scholar

Kunmi Sobowale, MD

Kunmi Sobowale, MD

2021 Friends Scholar

Don Wei, MD, PhD

Don Wei, MD, PhD

2021 Friends Scholar

Marc J. Weintraub, PhD

Marc J. Weintraub, PhD

2020 Friends Scholar

Chloe Boyle, PhD

Chloe Boyle, PhD

2020 Friends Scholar

Gil Hoftman, MD, PhD

Gil Hoftman, MD, PhD

2020 Friends Scholar

Ye Zhang, PhD

Ye Zhang, PhD

2018 Friends Scholar

Misty Richards, MD, MS

Misty Richards, MD, MS

2018 Friends Scholar

Nicole Petersen, PhD

Nicole Petersen, PhD

2018 Friends Scholar

Shulamite Green, PhD

Shulamite Green, PhD

2018 Friends Scholar

Yvonne Yang, MD, PhD

Yvonne Yang, MD, PhD

2015 Chancellor Gene Block, Friends Scholar

April Thames, PhD

April Thames, PhD

2015 Morris A. Hazan, Friends Scholar

Eliza Congdon, PhD

Eliza Congdon, PhD

2015 Friends Scholar

Michelle S. Rozenman, PhD

Michelle S. Rozenman, PhD

2015 Friends Scholar

Nanthia Suthana, PhD

Nanthia Suthana, PhD

2015 Joseph Drown,

Meeryo Choe, MD

Meeryo Choe, MD

2014 Drown Foundation Friends Scholar

David Krantz, MD

David Krantz, MD

2014 Friends Scholar

Aimee Hunter, PhD

Aimee Hunter, PhD

2013 - 2014 Drown Foundation / Friends Scholar

Tara Peris, PhD

Tara Peris, PhD

2013 - 2014 Friends Scholar

Felipe Jain, MD

Felipe Jain, MD

2013 - 2014 Friends Scholar

Erin Kelly, PhD

Erin Kelly, PhD

2013 - 2014 Friends Scholar

Cara Bohon, PhD

Cara Bohon, PhD

2011 The Friends of the Semel Institute Fellow

Theodore M. Hutman, PhD

Theodore M. Hutman, PhD

2010 The Friends of the Semel Institute Fellow

Shahrdad Lotfipour, PhD

Shahrdad Lotfipour, PhD

2009 Drown Foundation Friends Fellow

Takahiro Nakamura, PhD

Takahiro Nakamura, PhD

2008 The Friends of the Semel Institute Fellow

Hyong Jin Cho, MD, PhD

Hyong Jin Cho, MD, PhD

2008 Drown Foundation Friends Fellow

Erika L. Nurmi, M.D., PhD

Erika L. Nurmi, M.D., PhD

2008 Drown Foundation Friends Fellow

Adam B. Lewin, Ph.D

Adam B. Lewin, Ph.D

2007 Drown Foundation Friends Fellow

Dr. Mary-Francis O’Connor, PhD

Dr. Mary-Francis O’Connor, PhD

2006 Drown Foundation Friends Fellow

Friends of Semel Research Scholar Grants are awarded yearly to outstanding post-doctoral fellows doing ground-breaking research to better understand the mind and brain, in sickness and in health. These early-career scientists are at the forefront of new developments that will lead to innovative treatments for complex mental, developmental, and neurological disorders.  Proposals are rigorously reviewed by a panel of senior Semel Institute faculty members using NIH criteria and the most relevant and promising are chosen. To date, The Friends has awarded 31 Scholarships in areas such as Eating Disorders, ADHD, OCD, Addiction, Adolescent Anxiety, Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injuries, Depression in Alzheimer's care-givers, the Jail to Homeless Pipeline, Maternal Perinatal Depression, and Schizophrenia.

Friends of the Semel Institute Research Scholar Program

These elite scholars were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and their proposed studies were rigorously reviewed by a panel of Semel Institute senior faculty members using National Institutes of Health criteria. Candidates were then interviewed by Friends of Semel board members and the finalists were chosen for the scientific merit of their proposed study, relevance to the organization's mission, and for its importance to our society.

For more information, Contact Wendy Kelman, wkelman@mednet.ucla.edu.

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