Rice psychologist receives career award from American Psychosomatic Society

Chris Fagundes, an associate professor of psychological sciences at Rice University, is the recipient of the American Psychosomatic Society’s 2020 Herbert Weiner Early Career Award for his contributions to the field of biobehavioral medicine.

Chris Fagundes. Photo by Jeff Fitlow.

Chris Fagundes. Photo by Jeff Fitlow.

The award was established in 1991 to recognize professionals who, early in their careers, have contributed significantly to the field of psychosomatic medicine and show substantial promise of continued meritorious academic accomplishments in the field. It includes a $1,000 prize, a plaque and the opportunity to present research for which the award was given during the APS annual meeting March 11-14 in Long Beach, California.

“I am very grateful to my team of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates and research staff for all of their hard work; the entire lab deserves credit for this honor,” Fagundes said. “It is the lab’s award, not mine. I also need to thank Rice University for creating an environment where collaborations with other institutions in the Texas Medical Center are easy to establish; I can think of no better setting to conduct interdisciplinary biobehavioral research.”

APS is dedicated to advancing and integrating the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease. For more information, visit https://www.psychosomatic.org/.

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