Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, a member of the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program at Yale, has been recognized with a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outstanding Resident Award.
The award, in its 30th year, recognizes psychiatry trainees who demonstrate outstanding research and academic potential.
Yuen’s research interests include using electrophysiology and imaging techniques to investigate synaptic transmission and connectivity in autism brain development in organoids derived from children with autism spectrum disorder. Her primary mentor is Flora Vaccarino, MD, Harris Professor in the Child Study Center.
She will receive the award in September at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The two-day program includes a tour of the NIH intramural campus and facilities, talks by NIMH investigators, and meetings with NIMH leadership. Award recipients may also participate in poster sessions.
Yuen obtained her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2015, and her PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006.