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The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Selected Dean Salisbury, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, for a 2015 NARSAD Independent Investigator Award

Dr. Salisbury serves as the Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Research Laboratory. The laboratory utilizes multimodal brain imaging to examine thought disturbance (cognitive-level) and basic auditory processing abnormalities (sensory-level) in psychosis, and specializes in human neurophysiology. The goal of Dr. Salisbury’s work is to increase our understanding of the pathophysiology of psychosis.

The NARSAD Independent Investigator Award will provide Dr. Salisbury with the opportunity to investigate neurophysiological biomarkers in first episode schizophrenia based on the ability of frontal lobe attention to increase temporal lobe auditory signals. He and his team will work to develop these simple biomarkers to eventually detect individuals with schizophrenia prior to their first psychotic break. Early identification is essential for treatments that could prevent the emergence of psychosis and its life-long debilitating effects.

More information on the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant program can be found at
Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (MH103204)

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