The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has selected Michael Minzenberg for a 2009 Clinical Scientist Development Award for his pioneering work in treating schizophrenia. An assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Minzenberg studies the neurochemical systems that regulate cognitive, emotional and social processes and how this circuitry goes awry in personality disorders and schizophrenia. He is one of only 14 physician-scientists nationwide selected in 2009 to receive foundation support of $135,000 per year for three years for biomedical discoveries and their translation into new treatments, preventions and cures for human diseases. The funding will help Minzenberg find out if a novel medication can restore impaired cognitive processes by tracking it with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the prefrontal cortex. The foundation's funding is intended to help researchers establish project teams and protect a portion of their professional time for clinical research.