UNC Bioinformatics and Computational Biology MD/PhD Graduate Student Robert Corty has been awarded an F30 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute for Mental Health to work on “Statistical modeling of genetic effects on behavior and its variability”. Corty works in the lab of William Valdar in UNC’s Department of Genetics. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individuals’ potential to develop into productive, independent physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.