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U of M Researcher wins NAMI Research Award

Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, chief of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota was presented with the NAMI Scientific Research Award at a reception on Dec. 7, in Washington, D.C.  NAMI Minnesota’s executive director Sue Abderholden joined her at the event.

Dr. Vinogradov, who will be the featured speaker at NAMI Minnesota’s Research Dinner on Feb. 27 at the Radisson Hotel Roseville, remarked, “This award means so much to me - it’s about improving people’s lives.”

NAMI national’s CEO Mary Giliberti wrote, “Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, our 2017 honoree, directs a neuroscience laboratory that focuses on improving cognition for individuals with schizophrenia.  Her work has increased interest in the use of computerized brain training to facilitate brain information processing for people with psychiatric illnesses. She has been applying her methods to the early intervention in adolescents and young adults with schizophrenia… and has made significant progress in this field, leading to better lives for so many young adults.”

Find more information on NAMI’s Research Dinner, including registration.