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BAP Senior Clinical Award presented to Dr Valeria Mondelli

Posted on 14/08/2015
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Dr Valeria Mondelli from the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) has been awarded the Senior Clinical Award by the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP).
 
The prize, which rewards excellence in both clinical and non-clinical psychopharmacology, was presented at BAP’s conference dinner this week.
 
Dr Mondelli said: ‘I am incredibly honoured to receive the prestigious BAP senior clinical award. This is a fantastic recognition of the work that myself and my research group has done to clarify the biological mechanisms linking stress to the onset of psychosis. The BAP has always promoted and organised incredibly stimulating educational and research events, which have definitely played an important role in my academic development throughout my career; therefore, it feels particularly special to receive this award from such a wonderful association.’
 
Stress is widely recognised to play a role in precipitating the onset and relapse of psychosis. Over the last decade Dr Mondelli’s research has been dedicated to investigating the biological mechanisms underlying the link between stress and psychosis.
 
Dr Mondelli gave a short presentation at the BAP event in Bristol, which focused on the possible causes and clinical consequences of the abnormal biological stress response in patients with psychosis. She also discussed recently published research showing that childhood trauma contributes to increased inflammation in adulthood (Baumeister et al. 2015). The full presentation can be viewed online.
 
Nominations for the BAP Senior Clinical Award are reviewed by a panel of BAP Officers and the Awards include a £250 prize.

For further media information please contact Jack Stonebridge, Press Officer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London on +44 (0) 20 7848 5377 or jack.stonebridge@kcl.ac.uk.

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