It has been a banner year for Distinguished Professor Bernice Pescosolido. A $3 million gift from the Jim Irsay family announced in December will establish a new research institute with Professor Pescosolido at the helm. Under Bernice’s leadership, the Irsay Family Research Institute will be a major national center for the of study of the stigma associated with mental health and research into the social bases of health. Bernice’s reputation as the nation’s leading expert on stigma is well established, and her collaboration with actress Glenn Close supports IU’s student-led organization, U Bring Change to Mind, dedicated to the elimination of the stigma of mental health on campus. Last spring Bernice delivered the Indiana University Distinguished Faculty Lecture on “The Mental Health Moment: Stigma in the Time of COVID-19 – Progress, Problems, and Prospects.” At the national level, Bernice’s achievements were recognized this year with her election to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors issued in the sciences. Together with her previous election to the National Academy of Medicine, Bernice is now the only Indiana University faculty member to be elected to two of the three national academies.