New faculty member Young-Shin Kim among researchers recognized by White House

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Psychiatry faculty member Young-Shin Kim, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, was among the 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recognized by President Barack Obama at the White House on April 14. The Presidential Early Career Awards are  the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers and are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President.

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.

“The impressive achievements of these early-stage scientists and engineers are promising indicators of even greater successes ahead,” President Obama said in a statement. “We are grateful for their commitment to generating the scientific and technical advancements that will ensure America’s global leadership for many years to come.”


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