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For immediate release June 19, 2015
Contact: Stuart Moss
Nathan Kline Institute
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Regina Sullivan receives a MERIT award from NICHD

June 19, 2015

Regina Sullivan, PhD, a member of the NKI/NYU Emotional Brain Institute and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, has received a MERIT award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

MERIT stands for Method to Extend Research in Time, and these prestigious awards are given to investigators who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity during their previous research experience. MERIT awards are intended to provide such investigators with long-term, stable support to foster their continued creativity.

Dr. SullivanĀ“s lab investigates the neurobiology of infant attachment to the caregiver to determine the neural mechanisms for the enduring mental health effects of abuse and trauma in early life.


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Located on the grounds of Rockland Psychiatric Center, The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research is a facility of the New York State Office of Mental Health that is nationally and internationally renowned for its pioneering contributions to psychiatric research.

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