Dr. Troy Zarcone, joined the Science Policy Branch on July 19th as a Health Scientist Administrator. He was previously an Associate Research Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he served as the Scientific Director of the Animal Behavioral Assessment Unit. Dr. Zarcone received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida in 1994.
Dr. Joseph Hibbeln (Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics) received the Special Assignment Award from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) in recognition of his 3 years as a first responder to Federal disasters on Mental Health Team No. 1 for the USPHS.
Dr. Laura Bevilacqua (Laboratory of Neurogenetics) received the Italian Foundation Award that will allow her to engage in collaborative research and teaching activities Columbia University.