The Board of Directors of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has selected seven neuroscientists to receive the 2021 McKnight Scholar Award. Two of them are from UM and they are both members of the Kavli Neuroscience Innovators .
The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved Dr. Ken Kwan's promotion to Research Associate Professor in the Michigan Neuroscience Institute and Associate Professor in Department of Human Genetics .
Yu Fang, MNI Research Specialist, used advanced wearable technology to study the behavioral and physiological factors of mental health and found that sleep consistency is an under appreciated contributor to wellness. The work is published in npj Digital Medicine
Dr. Jill B. Becker received the Neuropsychopharmacology Editor's Award for a Review (also known as the NEAR) for her paper entitled, Sex differences in neural mechanisms mediating reward and addiction that she published with Dr. Elena Chartoff (Harvard).