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Three Faculty Honored With VA Career Development Award

January 29, 2020

Three faculty in the Yale Department of Psychiatry have been chosen to receive the Career Development Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lynnette Averill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Lorig Kachadourian, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were honored by the VA.

The award is intended to attract, develop, and retain talented researchers working in areas of particular importance to improve the health and care of the nation’s veterans. It is sponsored by the VA’s Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development Service and Clinical Science Research & Development Service. Historically, both services have supported investigators during their early research careers who have gone on to serve as long-standing, independently funded scientists.

All three Yale Psychiatry recipients work at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven where they conduct research. The titles of their research projects are:

  • Averill: “Structural and Functional Neural Alterations in Suicidality Among Veterans with PTSD.”
  • Kachadourian: “Mindfulness Treatment for Anger in Veterans with PTSD.”
  • Montalvo-Ortiz: “Identifying Biomarkers of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in U.S. Veterans Using an Integrative Multi-Omics Approach.”
Submitted by Christopher Gardner on January 29, 2020