Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch at the
National Institute of Mental Health, is this year's recipient of the Mind of
America Scientific Research Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness
(NAMI). She was cited for her outstanding lifetime contribution to the study
of mental illness in children and adolescents.
Each year the $50,000 prize is given to an outstanding researcher who has
contributed to the study of serious mental illness.
NAMI President and psychiatrist Anand Pandya, M.D., presented the award to
Rapoport during a ceremony at NAMI's annual gala in October in Washington,