Dennis Murphy Memorial Awards

Dennis L. Murphy MD passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2017.  He was the former Chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Science at the National Institute of Mental Health.  Dennis's long and productive career focused on investigating serotonin in psychiatric disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, anxiety and depression.

Dennis--beloved advisor, colleague, friend, husband, and father--supervised more than 100 trainees who have gone on to productive careers in mental health research and treatment.  He was an ardent traveler who loved to explore and to photograph the world. Dennis was also an active member of the Serotonin Club, having traveled in 1987 to Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef for the first meeting.

We aim to endow permanent support for young investigators (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and assistant professors) to attend future Serotonin Club meetings, including the July 2018 meeting in Cork Ireland. By contributing to this fund, to be managed by the International Society for Serotonin Research (ISSR), you are honoring Dennis's legacy of supporting young scientists and enabling an enduring pipeline of new talent for serotonin research into the causes of and new treatments for mental health disorders.

For a history of the Serotonin Club (currently known as the ISSR) see

My name is Anne Andrews. Dennis was my graduate and postdoctoral mentor. I am currently ISSR President-elect.

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Anne Milasincic Andrews 
San Antonio, TX
Serotonin Club USA 
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