Vince Calhoun has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Honorific Award for Outstanding Translational Research from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). Calhoun will receive this award on April 17 during the SIRS annual meeting, which will be held virtually this year.
Calhoun is being recognized as an internationally renowned research scholar in the development and use of advanced neuroimaging approaches to study the biological underpinnings of schizophrenia. According to his nomination, Calhoun is a pioneer in the fields of data-driven brain connectivity, dynamic connectivity, and multimodal data fusion, and he has been a key visionary in the development of neuroimage-based markers of brain health and disorder.
Then nomination goes on to say that Calhoun has shown an impressive ability to build a bridge between the development of advanced algorithms and their extensive application. He has been a leader in open science, making these technologies available to all in the field through multiple software tools, tutorials, and training workshops.
Calhoun is a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar in Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics, and he also holds appointments in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and in neurology and psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine. He is the founding director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), a tri-institutional effort supported by Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and Emory to increase cooperation among Atlanta brain imaging researchers. He is also the founder of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, a joint venture between Georgia State and Georgia Tech.