RUTHERFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One Mind Institute (IMHRO) has announced its 2014 IMHRO/Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Research Awards. IMHRO and Johnson & Johnson Innovation identify and fund critical and cutting edge research on the causes of and cures for brain disorders.
The 2014 IMHRO/Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Translational Research Award winner is Jean-Martin Beaulieu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Laval University for his research to develop safer, targeted mood stabilizing drugs by testing, in cell culture and in mice, small molecules which his past research suggests might replicate the therapeutic effect of lithium with minimal side effects.
The 2014 IMHRO/Johnson & Johnson Depression Research Award in memory of George Largay is Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of Chicago for her efforts to discover the mechanisms by which a new class of molecule works to rapidly relieve depressive behavior in mice, to reveal targets for the development of fast-onset, safe antidepressant drugs.
The 2014 IMHRO/Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Research Award winners were selected with the assistance and recommendations of the IMHRO scientific advisory board, which includes ten of the leading brain scientists in the world, noted for their pioneering research in their respective fields. Each Rising Star recipient will receive $250,000 to fund research for his or her studies.
The grant recipients will be presented at the 20th Annual Music Festival for Brain Health on Saturday, September 13th, at Staglin Family Vineyard, in Rutherford, CA. The two-day festival featuring multiple GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter Jewel and rising recording stars Vintage Trouble benefits One Mind Institute (“IMHRO”), One Mind™, and the Tug McGraw Foundation, partnering to support research, education, treatment, and fight the stigma surrounding mental health.
For more information, visit www.music-festival.org.