NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2008 Contact: Luke Frank, Media Relations Manager, 505/272-3679; cell 505/907-9525 ALBUQUERQUE , NM – Vince Calhoun, Ph.D., Director of Image Analysis and MR Research for the Mind Research Network (MRN) was recently honored with the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Engineering’s Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to his work at MRN, Calhoun has been a faculty member with UNM’s School of Engineering (SOE) since 2006, building his research program to include 10 graduate students, five software engineers and three post docs. Calhoun was recognized by UNM specifically for his work developing techniques to integrate complex brain imaging data to better understand both the healthy and disordered human brain. Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award winners are nominated by their departmental chairs and selected by the SOE’s administrative committee, which includes the SOE Dean, two Associate Deans and the Chairs from all five academic departments. “This kind of recognition is great fuel for research,” Calhoun offers. “It reaffirms for those within and outside of the process that the work we are doing at the Mind Research Network and UNM is vital and valued. I very much appreciate the confidence of UNM’s School of Engineering senior faculty in my research endeavors.” The Mind Research Network is dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders. For information on the Mind Research Network or Vince Calhoun’s research, please call 505/272-5028 or visitwww.mrn.org.