David Merrill, M.D., a psychiatry resident at the New York State
Psychiatric Institute, won first prize for his research paper titled"
Adverse Cardiac Effects Associated With Clozapine" from the
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Service (NMSIS).
According to NMSIS, Merrill's work "sheds light on the formerly
little-recognized phenomena of clozapine-associated myocarditis and
cardiomyopathy. By raising awareness, the review may lead to improved patient
Second prize went to Christoph Correll, M.D., for "Tardive Tourette
Syndrome: Variant of Tardive Dyskinesia or Underrecognized Discrete
Extrapyramidal Side Effect Syndrome?" Correll is a child and adolescent
psychiatrist and research scientist at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, North
Shore—Long Island Jewish Health System in New York.
The mission of NMSIS is to advance pharmacotherapy and patient safety.▪