Albert Higgins-Chen, MD, PhD, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been selected to receive the 2019 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outstanding Resident Award.
The award, in its 32nd year, recognizes residents with outstanding research and academic potential.
Higgins-Chen will be presented with the award in September at the National Institutes of Health 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, extramural staff, and current clinical fellows. Award recipients may also participate in poster sessions.
Higgins-Chen is a recent recipient of the Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Award in Translational Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry. The award supports translational research endeavors of residents. For his project, Higgins-Chen will use machine learning and network-based approaches to identify molecular mechanisms linking psychiatric disease to biological aging.
He received his MD/PhD degrees from the University of Michigan in 2017.