Incoming faculty member Young-Shin Kim among researchers recognized by President Obama

Friday, January 31, 2014

Young-Shin Kim, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, a Yale faculty member who recently accepted a position with the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, is among 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Kim’s research focuses on the distribution and etiology of childhood onset developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and disruptive behavioral disorders, including exploration of the prevalence, incidence and genetic and gene-environmental interactions of those conditions. Her appointment at UCSF will begin in April.

Established by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the PECASE awards are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach. Kim will join three other researchers from UCSF in receiving their awards at a Washington, DC, ceremony later this year.


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