National prize in neuroscience endowed by UNC professor

CHAPEL HILL - A distinguished scientist at the University of North Carolina has endowed a $10,000 national prize to be awarded annually for an outstanding scientific contribution to neuroscience.

"It is my hope that the Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize be awarded for an outstanding discovery or a seminal insight rather than to commemorate a lifetime body of work," said neurophysiologist Edward R. Perl, M.D., Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Cell and Molecular Physiology at UNC-CH School of Medicine. "The selection committee would be charged to choose from the broad field of neuroscience ranging from development to molecular mechanisms to integrative function. It is my specific wish that the prize should not focus on the same area in successive years."

Perl, who received his M.D. in 1949 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, twice served as acting head of the University of Utah's physiology department in Salt Lake City, where he was part of a strong neurophysiology program. He was recruited to Carolina to build up the university's strength in the neurosciences. Perl served as chairman of physiology at UNC from 1971 to 1989. A founder and acting president when the Society for Neuroscience was started in 1969, he was awarded that group's 1998 Gerard prize for outstanding contributions to the field.

Perl's work in pain mechanisms has been highly influential. He was the first to document the existence of nociceptors, sensory fibers specially activated by tissue damage and their relation to the sensation of pain. He continues to explore the biological bases of pain sensation.

"The prize allows me to acknowledge the University for the opportunities it has given me," he said. "The purpose of the prize would be to call attention to neuroscience at UNC by bringing to the campus on a yearly basis major contributors in the field to receive this award, give a lecture and interact with people here. The prize would be a legacy of my having been here and would

Contact: Karen Stinneford
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

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