University Researcher Honored

University Researcher Honored
The University of Oregon is sharing good news about one one of its long time faculty members. They made the following announcement.

University of Oregon psychologist Michael Posner was among nine researchers named as winners of the National Medal of Science, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists, engineers and inventors.

Posner, who joined the UO faculty in 1965, is considered a leading pioneer who helped build the field of cognitive neuroscience into its current state, said his long-time colleague Mary K. Rothbart, who in May received the 2009 Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology by the American Psychological Foundation.

"It is a great honor for me, the areas of research in which I have been working and the many students and collaborators who have been involved and are involved in these studies," Posner said in an email from Europe. "It is a special treat to receive the award from President Obama, who is working so hard for us all."

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