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Robert G. Merrick Jr. Research Chair

MerrickRobertROBERT G. MERRICK JR. (pictured), who died in 1990 at the age of 58, came from a family with strong ties to the university through their history of generous giving and the service of several as trustees. His father, Robert G. Merrick, A&S 1917; his sister, Anne Pinkard; and his nephew, Walter Pinkard Jr., have all been Hopkins trustees. The professorship was created to support an early- to mid-career investigator in the field of cognitive neuroscience or brain science at the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. The institute is an interdisciplinary research center at Hopkins devoted to the study of the neural mechanisms of higher mental function, particularly perception.