Erin Calipari of Vanderbilt University Wins an Early Career Award in Neuropharmacology

Erin Calipari an assistant professor of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has been selected to receive the 2020 Division for Neuropharmacology Early Career Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

According to the society, Dr. Calipari was recognized “for her innovative and collaborative approaches to research and mentoring that balances use of technology with deep background knowledge to ask and answer questions related to the basic mechanisms of learning, memory, reward processing, and motivation, and their dysregulation by disease.”

Dr. Calipari is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she double majored in psychology and biology. She earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2013 from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Calipari was a postdoctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2017.

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