Awards Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the BEHAVIOR GENETICS ASSOCIATION
The Association’s annual awards were presented at the Banquet. President-Elect Meike Bartels served as the master of ceremonies.
The 42nd Annual Thompson Award for the best oral presentation by an associate member was presented by Antti Latvala to Kirstin Purves for the presentation entitled “The heritability of fear conditioning as a model for anxiety disorder and treatment response”.
The 7th Annual Rowe Award for the best poster presentation by an associate member was presented by Eric Turkheimer to Chaoyu Kate Liu for the poster entitled “Disentangle the bidirectional relationship between ADHD and BMI with different genetically informative approaches”.
The 16th Annual Fuller and Scott Award for outstanding early career contributions to the field was presented by Past-President Deborah G. Finkel to Michel Nivard.
The 19th Annual Fulker Award for the outstanding paper in Behavior Genetics during the past year was presented by John Hewitt, to Camelia Minica for the paper “Extending causality tests with genetic instruments: An integration of Mendelian randomization with the classical twin design”.
The 42nd annual Dobzhansky Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of behavior genetics was presented to Jack McArdle and Carol Prescott by Past-President Deborah G. Finkel.
Secretary, Behavior Genetics Association
Deborah G. Finkel
Past President, Chair of the BGA Awards Committee