Professor John McGrath recently received the Lieber Prize for his research on schizophrenia, research that was partially conducted as part of his Niels Bohr Professorship at Aarhus University, which is supported by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF).
In November, Professor John McGrath received the Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research. McGrath is a professor at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland and has had a DNRF-supported Niels Bohr Professorship at the University of Aarhus since 2016.
The Lieber Prize is awarded by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, a New York-based organization that is the world’s largest private contributor to mental health research. The prize comes with 50,000 US dollars.
“Both recipients of the Lieber Prize this year are epidemiologists, which is a validation of our field,” Professor McGrath said.
The prize was given for research partly based on Danish registry data, and the research was conducted as part of McGrath’s DNRF Niels Bohr Professorship at the University of Aarhus. In this regard, McGrath states that he is proud to be part of an international team that challenged long-held dogmas about schizophrenia, and rewrote the textbooks on the epidemiology of schizophrenia.
Further reading about the research conducted under the McGrath Niels Bohr Professorship can be found below: