Dr. Fair wins presidential award for promising scientists

December 30, 2013


Dr. Fair’s research focuses on brain development, providing a better understanding of ADHD, autism

An Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist who studies the developing brain has won a special presidential award — the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.

The White House announced today that OHSU's Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience, was among the 102 scientists and engineers who were given the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2013.

“The impressive achievement of these early-stage scientists and engineers are promising indicators of even greater successes ahead,” President Obama said. “We are grateful for their commitment to generating the scientific and technical advancements that will ensure America’s global leadership for many years to come.”


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