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Two NIMH Grantees Receive Prestigious Presidential Award

Science Update

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) congratulates two NIMH grantees who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Mary Kay Lobo from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Eric Morrow from Brown University are among the 102 scientists and researchers named as PECASE recipients. Dr. Morrow’s first support from NIMH was a mentored career development award.

Established in 1996 by President Clinton, the PECASE Award is the highest honor bestowed by the government of the United States on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. The awards represent the high priority placed by the government on maintaining the United States’ position of leadership in science by producing outstanding scientists and engineers who will broadly advance scientific missions important to federal agencies. 

The PECASE Award supports the continued development of the awardees, fosters innovative and far-reaching developments in science and technology, increases awareness of careers in science and engineering, and highlights the importance of science and technology for the nation's future.