Published on September 30, 2011 at 7:36 AM
Sixteen Federal departments and agencies join together annually to nominate candidates for the PECASE award. Candidates are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach.
"The UNC Center for Alcohol Studies is thrilled that Tom Kash is recognized with this award," said Fulton T. Crews, Bowles center director and John Andrews Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry. "His pioneering discoveries on a small brain nuclei that integrate emotional and decision-making regions of brain provide new insights into the dysfunctional neurocircuitry that underlies addiction, alcohol abuse and other compulsive consuming behavior like obesity."
Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine