Berman Research Fund Award
The Berman Research Fund supports junior investigators seeking pilot or seed funding for innovative research projects in the area of depressive illness. The fund is intended to promote innovation by allowing researchers to take risks to explore new areas of research, and to help investigators obtain preliminary results that will assist them in obtaining funding from government and other sources. The funded projects may be in neurobiologic research, psychosocial research, genetics, neuroimaging, or similar fields. The Bermans, U-M alumni and staunch supporters of the U-M Medical School, established the research fund in 2005 in recognition of Barbara's parents' lifelong devotion to the field of mental health.