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Corlett honored by British Association for Psychopharmacology

August 06, 2018

Philip R. Corlett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been awarded the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) Senior Non-Clinical Award at this year’s BAP summer meeting held in July.

BAP awards are given out annually to reward excellence in both clinical and non-clinical psychopharmacology. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of BAP officers and council members.

Corlett released the following statement which was posted on the BAP website: “As someone who trained in Cambridge under Trevor Robbins and Paul Fletcher, BAP has always felt like home. I met my current Mentor and Department Chair, John Krystal, at BAP in Cambridge many years ago. Likewise, this year’s meeting felt like coming home, after moving to the US to pursue my research career. I was able to re-connect with people I trained with, from my cohort, as well as more senior colleagues and friends from UK neuroscience and psychiatry. The meeting was vibrant, eclectic and very much aligned with my interests in computational psychiatry (reflected by the other award winners, keynotes and oral sessions). BAP2018 was one of the most exciting and academically satisfying meetings I've attended this year. I was delighted to find the conference in great health and to see London in the midst of a rare heatwave.”

BAP promotes research and education in psychopharmacology and related areas. Formed in 1974, it is the largest such national association in Europe, and the second largest in the world.

Corlett joined the Yale faculty in 2011. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He was named a Rising Star and Future Opinion Leader by Pharmaceutical Marketing Magazine and has received awards such as the University of Cambridge Park-Davis Exchange Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences.

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on August 06, 2018