Sara Trace, PhD receives a 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Dr. Sara Trace, a post-doctoral fellow in the Eating Disorders Program, is a recipient of a 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Dr. Trace’s project titled “Oxytocin in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa,” will determine the effects of intranasal oxytocin in the treatment of anorexia nervosa using psychological and neurocognitive assessments as well as functional neuroimaging. NARSAD Young Investigator Awards are intended to help a new generation of researchers pioneer breakthroughs in mental health research. Each researcher is awarded up to $60,000 over two years to extend their research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Dr. Trace’s is among approximately 200 awarded annually by NARSAD from more than 1,000 applicants at research institutes worldwide. Since 1987 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded nearly $300 million in over 4,000 NARSAD grants to more than 3,100 scientists around the world.