Fulbright prize awarded to Torgeir Moberget
Torgeir Moberget, postdoctoral fellow at NORMENT, has been awarded the Young Researcher Award 2018 from the Fulbright Norway Foundation for his article on the role of the cerebellum in schizophrenia.
Moberget received the prize during a ceremony at the Norwegian Nobel Institute on Monday the 4th of June, 2018. The prize is awarded yearly to the best scientific article published by a young researcher who is or has been a Fulbright scholar. Moberget was a Fulbright scholar at UC Berkeley in 2011-2012.
The prize-winning paper was published in Molecular Psychiatry in 2017, and is the largest brain imaging study to date on the cerebellum in schizophrenia, including brain scans from 2300 participants across 14 international sites. In this study, Moberget and collaborators documented that the cerebellum is among the brain regions with the strongest and most consistent differences in schizophrenia. On a group level, patients had smaller cerebellar volumes compared with healthy individuals.
Read more about the award (in Norwegian) and the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange.
Moberget T, Doan NT, Alnæs D, Kaufmann T, Córdova-Palomera A, Lagerberg TV, Diedrichsen J, Schwarz E, Zink M, Eisenacher S, Kirsch P, Jönsson EG, Fatouros-Bergman H, Flyckt L, Ka SP, Pergola G, Quarto T, Bertolino A, Barch D, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Agartz I, Andreassen OA, Westlye LT (2017). Cerebellar volume and cerebellocerebral structural covariance in schizophrenia: a multisite mega-analysis of 983 patients and 1349 healthy controls, Molecular Psychiatry, doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.106.