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SAHMRI’s Inaugural Bellberry Mind & Brain Research Fellow Announced

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute’s (SAHMRI) Mind and Brain Theme Leader, Professor Julio Licinio, is pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Bellberry Mind and Brain Fellowship.

This unique position, newly created with philanthropic support from Bellberry, will be based within the Mind and Brain research theme at SAHMRI in Adelaide, South Australia.

The recipient of the Fellowship is Dr Michael Musker, who joins SAHMRI from the Forensic Mental Health Service in South Australia. He is originally from the UK where he trained as a Mental Health Nurse. He also holds a BA in Health Studies (Liverpool), an MSc in Health Promotion, Research and Policy Change (Liverpool) and recently completed his PhD in Forensic Mental Health (Adelaide) with Professor Alexander McFarlane, a world-renowned leader in the field of psychiatry.

Professor Licinio said that SAHMRI will benefit greatly from Dr Musker’s appointment. “We are delighted to have this generous level of support from Bellberry, allowing us to launch a highly innovative project on gene-environment interactions, that uses advanced genomics and social media to reach large numbers of consumers,” Professor Licinio said. “The Bellberry Fellowship will support Dr Musker, who recently obtained a PhD from the University of Adelaide, to spearhead such an exciting area of research. This creative new type of partnership will greatly advance research in SAHMRI’s Mind and Brain Theme.”

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