Kafui Dzirasa is an associate professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, neurobiology and biomedical engineering at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Dzirasa is also an investigator at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and both his Ph.D. and M.D. from Duke University. Dr Dzirasa's research interests focus on understanding how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. His ultimate goal is to combine his engineering background, medical training, and community experience to improve outcomes for families devastated by neurological and psychiatric illness. He has received many awards and honors. In 2016, he was awarded the inaugural Duke Medical Alumni Emerging Leader Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. For further information click here.
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