We are delighted to announce that Network Member Dr. Georgina Hosang has been awarded the 2019 International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award for her research exploring the link between bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Dr. Hosang was presented with the award on March 21, 2019 at the 21st ISBD annual conference, held in Sydney, Australia.
— Dr Georgina M Hosang (@DrHosang) March 22, 2019
The Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award is named in honor of ISBD founding member Dr. Samuel Gershon, an early pioneer of lithium research who introduced lithium to the US from Australia, and is presented to up to four young investigators for their original research publication submissions every year. The five recipients of the 2019 award are:
Congratulations to Delfine Janiri from our group for receiving the Samuel Gershon Young Investigator Award at the meeting of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders held in Sydney, March 2019 pic.twitter.com/TlUiI3qfGN
— Frangou Group (@Frangougroup) March 22, 2019
Dr. Georgina Hosang
Dr. Hosang is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Illness and Chronic Diseases in Centre for Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London’s Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. Georgina’s research has focused on the impact of psychosocial stress (life events and childhood adversity) and their interplay with genetic factors in bipolar disorder and major depression. More recently she has become interested in the interface between mental and physical illnesses paying particular attention to the role of childhood adversity. She is the principal investigator on the childhood victimization and the clinical expression in bipolar disorder project funded by the International Bipolar Foundation.