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Friday, May 25, 2007


Louis Kunkel, director of the program in genomics at Children's Hospital Boston, has won a one-year $100,000 distinguished investigator award from the Mental Health Research Association to study gene expression in autistic children.

Dr. Mary Jane England, president of Regis College, has been honored as this year's outstanding psychiatrist for lifetime achievement by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Suzanne A. Bird, medical director of Cambridge Health Alliance's psychiatric emergency service, has received the annual Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents from the American Psychiatric Association.

Maureen Walsh, a nurse and health teacher at St. Francis Xavier School in South Weymouth, was one of 13 people to receive national recognition from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network for service to children with food allergies.

US Representative Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island will be honored with fellow Congressman Jim Ramstad of Minnesota for their Campaign to Insure Mental Health and Addiction Equity at Mental Health America's annual meeting June 6 through 9 in Washington.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 11:34 AM
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