An esteemed group of psychiatrists and others working to improve life for people with mental illness were honored at APA's 2013 annual meeting in San Francisco in May for their dedication to psychiatry and mental health causes.
Each year APA honors a number of individuals who have worked to improve the lives of people with mental illness in many ways, such as clinical practice, research, and public-policy and advocacy work.
These are the honorees and the awards they received, as listed in the program book of APA's 57th Convocation of Distinguished Fellows:
William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture: Susan Greenfield, CBE, D. Phil., a neuroscientist at the University of Oxford who heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases. Greenfield is the author of The Private Life of the Brain (2003), ID:The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century (2008), and You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity (2011).
Special Presidential Commendations:George Alexopoulos, M.D., Stephen Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Professor in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, vice chair for geriatric psychiatry, and co-director of the aging center for research and clinical care at Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Peter F. Buckley, M.D., dean of the Medical College of Georgia; Kenneth G. Busch, M.D., APA distinguished life fellow; Paramjit K. Joshi, M.D., endowed professor and chair of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children’s National Medical Center and professor of psychiatry, behavioral sciences, and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine; Lewis L. Judd, M.D., Mary Gilman Marston Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego; Paul R. McHugh, M.D., University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Henry A. Nasrallah, M.D., associate dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, and director of the schizophrenia program at the University of Cincinnati; Roger Peele, M.D., former APA Board of Trustees and Assembly member; Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., UPMC Endowed Professor in geriatric psychiatry, professor of behavioral and community health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and director of the Aging Institute at UPMC and University of Pittsburgh and the NIMH-sponsored Center of Excellence in the Prevention and Treatment of Late-Life Mood Disorders; Laura W. Roberts, M.D., chair and Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine; James H. Scully, Jr.,M.D., CEO and medical director of APA.
Distinguished Service Award:Ronald M. Burd, M.D., chair of APA’s Committee on the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, Codes, and Reimbursements; David J. Kupfer, M.D., chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, on behalf of all DSM-5 contributors.
Organizational Distinguished Service Award:The John A. Hartford Foundation, an organization founded to improve the health of older Americans, providing over $9 million in grants to the American Federation for Aging Research.
APA Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:Jay Giedd, M.D., chief of the Unit on Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch at NIMH.
APIRE/Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry (senior researcher):Bruce E. Wexler, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Yale University; (junior researcher): Toral Surti, M.D., Ph.D., research fellow at Yale University and the Veterans Administration.
APA/Lilly Resident Research Award:Jatinder M. Chawla, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Hofstra-Northshore LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University; Sean X. Luo, M.D., PGY-3 psychiatry resident and a Leon Levy Fellow in Translational Neuroscience at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute; Shirley M. Rajan, M.D., psychiatry resident at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; Sophia Wang, M.D., clinical geropsychiatry fellow at the University of California, San Francisco; Zimri S. Yaseen, M.D., an attending psychiatrist at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Family Center for Bipolar Disorder; Isheeta Zalpuri, M.D., a PGY-3 psychiatry resident at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
APF Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for a Distinguished Career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: John F. McDermott, M.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine.
APF Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention:Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D., director of child and adolescent psychiatry and professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
APF Isaac Ray Award:J. Richard Ciccone, M.D., professor of psychiatry and founding director of the Psychiatry and Law Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
APF Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry:Peter V. Rabins, M.D., Richman Family Professor and director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
APF Administrative Psychiatry Award:Sy A. Saeed, M.D., chair of psychiatric medicine at East Carolina University and chief of psychiatry at Vidant Medical Center.
APF Simon Bolivar Award:Glorisa J. Canino, Ph.D., professor and director of the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
APA John Fryer Award:Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., director of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University.
APF Solomon Carter Award:John O. Gaston, M.D., vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine.
APF Alexander Gralnick, M.D., Award for Research in Schizophrenia:Romina Mizrahi, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and clinician scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
APA Adolf Meyer Award:William T. Carpenter, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.
APF Judd Marmor Award:David L. Braff, M.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Schizophrenia Program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia.
APF Oskar Pfister Award:Marc Galanter, M.D., professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and founding director of its Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
APF Award for Research:Robert W. Buchanan, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, deputy director of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MRPC), and chief of the MRPC Outpatient Research Program; Donald C. Goff, M.D., director of the Nathan Kline Institute and vice chair of psychiatry at NYU Medical Center; Daniel C. Javitt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics and the Columbia Conte Center for Schizophrenia Research; Stephen R. Marder, M.D., director of the VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education Clinical Center for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Section on Psychosis at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
APF Benjamin Rush Award:Anne Harrington, Ph.D., acting chair and professor for the Department of History of Science at Harvard University.
APF Kun-Po Soo Award:Michael R. Phillips, M.D., senior faculty member of the Shanghai Mental Health Center and founder of the Beijing Suicide Prevention Center.
APF Alexandra Symonds Award:Elissa P. Benedek, M.D., clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.
APF George Tarjan Award:Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
APA/NIMH Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award:Jules M. Ranz, M.D., director of the Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship at New York State Psychiatric Institute.
APF/AACDP Research Mentorship Award:James H. Meador-Woodruff, M.D., Heman E. Drummond Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
APA Early Academic Career Research Award:Panos Roussos, M.D., Ph.D., research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
APF M.D. Ph.D. Research Fellowship Award:Anna V. Molofsky, M.D., Ph.D., resident physician at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry.
APF Psychiatric Research Fellowship Award:Brendan O. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., PGY-4 psychiatry resident at Weill Cornell Medical College; Hyong Jin Cho, M.D., Ph.D., psychiatry resident training completing the research track at University of California, Los Angeles.
APF Health Services Research Senior Scholar Award:Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H., professor of health policy and psychiatry and Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health at Emory University.
Assembly Profile of Courage Award:John M. De Figueiredo, M.D., Sc.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
Assembly Ronald A. Shellow Award:Bertram Warren, M.D., member of the APA Assembly and past president of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association.
Assembly William Sorum Award:Sarah M. Fayad, M.D., (Area 5), a fellow training at the University of Florida.
Assembly Warren Williams Speaker’s Award:Clayton L. Chau, M.D., (Area 6), associate medical director at the Orange County Health Care Agency; Laura J. Fochtmann, M.D., (Area 2), professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and director of the ECT service at Stony Brook University Hospital; Nina V. Kraguljac, M.D., (Area 5), RFS alternate delegate on the APA AMA delegation.
Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award:Judge Stephen V. Manley, J.D., Judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California.
APF Frank J. Menolascino Award for Psychiatric Services for Persons with Intellectual Development Disorders and Developmental Disabilities:Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., director of the Yale Child Study Center and the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at Yale University.
APA William W. “Bill” Richards Rural Psychiatry Award:Phillip Cushman, M.D., staff psychiatrist for the Apalachee Center for Human Services for 34 years.
APF Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., Minority Fellowship Achievement Award:Cheryl Al-Mateen, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and director of inpatient services at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children of the VCU Health System. ■