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Bill and Julie Kellner Center for Neurogenomics, Behavior and Society Announced

March 29, 2024

Bill and Julie Kellner Center

Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration

The School of Social Work is thrilled to announce a substantial gift that will strengthen our commitment to collaborative research. The Bill and Julie Kellner Center for Neurogenomics, Behavior, and Society was established today at the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB). This pioneering center aims to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, drawing on expertise from genomic biology, social work, neuroscience, and the broader social sciences. It is the first center of its kind in the US, marking a milestone for interdisciplinary research.

The Kellner Center will act as a hub for collaboration on campus, promoting partnerships among researchers from the IGB, the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), and the School of Social Work. We are especially excited about the vital role the School will play in the work of the Kellner Center. Our faculty’s research expertise in the areas of health, social innovation, serious mental illness (SMI), and workforce development aligns closely with the Center’s research and educational missions to discover how genetic and environmental factors influence mental health.

This initiative highlights our dedication to innovative and collaborative research and sets a new standard for how academic units can come together to address complex societal issues. To learn more about the Kellner Center and the exciting opportunities for collaboration and engagement, read the IGB announcement.

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