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PORTLAND -- Oregon Health & Science University neurogeneticist Brian J. O'Roak is one of a select group of researchers in the United States and Canada to be honored with a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

The highly sought-after award honors early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as "rising stars."

"Dr. O'Roak is richly deserving of this recognition," said Dr. Susan Hayflick, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine, said in a news release. "He is one of those rare 'bridge' scientists who can lead a high-impact research program that will cut across institutional, basic science and clinical boundaries. At OHSU, O'Roak interacts with clinical investigators at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center and Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and with leading neuroscience and human genetics researchers. This is an ideal environment for him to make precision medicine in neurodevelopmental disorders a reality."

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