Publicated: 01 Oct, 2020

Verhulst Award for NIHES Alumnus!

We are proud that NIHES Alumnus Runyu Zou has been awarded with the Verhulst Award. It is for the first time that it is presented to an excellent young researcher in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Runyu Zou received the award for his publication “Exposure to maternal depressive symptoms in fetal life or childhood and offspring brain development: a population-based imaging study” which was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The jurors were unanimous in their assessment.

The award committee received 15 submissions from 8 different research institutes. The submissions were judged by emeritus professor Hans Ormel (University of Groningen), professor Nadia Micali (University of Geneva) and emeritus professor Frank Verhulst (Erasmus MC-Sophia). The single prize of this biennial award is € 1,500, and is intended to support talented young researchers in their academic development.

The award ceremony was originally scheduled to take place during for the 50th anniversary conference of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry/psychology of Erasmus MC-Sophia on March 13 2020. Unfortunately, the conference could not take place due to the COVID-19 outbreak and has been postponed until further notice.

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