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Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Learning and Health and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has won an “Advocates for Action” award, presented by the White House Office for National Drug Control Policy for his work with the Therapeutic Workplace—an employment-based substance-abuse recovery program.
Mark Riddle, M.D., a Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has recieved the 2013 Aliane Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention Deficit Disorder from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.The award is given annually to the best paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Margaret Chisolm, M.D., Associate Professor, has been named a Gold Humanism Scholar by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The Foundation seeks to support medical educators working to develop and enhance educational projects specifically focused on achieving humanistic patient care that can be replicated across a variety of healthcare delivery settings. She will receive a scholarship to attend the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators at Harvard University. The Institute brings together health care professionals, educators, and leaders to discuss the critical challenges of the day and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated.
Timothy H. Moran, Ph.D., Paul R. McHugh Professor and Vice Chair has been awarded the 2013 Hoebel Prize for Creativity by the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB). SSIB is an international organization committed to advancing scientific research on food and fluid intake and its associated biological, psychological and social processes. This prize is intended to honor an exceptional level of creativity and research excellence that constitutes a significant advance in the understanding of mechanisms controlling ingestive behavior and has the potential of benefiting society by elucidating methods for treating or preventing disorders of ingestive behavior.
Susan W. Lehmann, M.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic as well as the Psychiatry Clerkship has been awarded the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award from Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education. Each year it is awarded to a single faculty member who has been on the faculty for 10 years or more.
The Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU) will receive the 2014 Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA). This award recognizes their ground-breaking behavior analytic research, their world-renown in the application of behavior-analytic and operant principles to the analysis and treatment of drug addictions in humans, and their critical role in the development of contingency management as a treatment for substance use disorders.
George Bigelow, Ph.D. and Maxine Stitzer, Ph.D. , both professors in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, have received the 2013 Award for Scientific Translation from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference. They were recognized for their pioneering research in the effective use of positive reinforcement in drug abuse treatment. Their early translational research with effective incentive-based contingency management has been widely studied and adopted as an evidence-based treatment intervention.
Crystal Watkins, M.D.,Ph.D. is the 2013 recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Outstanding Recent Graduate Award.
The Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is one of five recipients of The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) 2013 Science and Service Awards for the Treatment of Opioid-Related Disorders.
Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry andDirector of the Center for Mind-Body Research is the recipient of the 2013 Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women presented by the Johns Hopkins Office of Women in Science and Medicine
Peter V. Rabins, M.D. has been awarded the APA Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry, which honors a psychiatrist who has demonstrated special leadership or who has done outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research in geriatric psychiatry.
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. has been named to win the Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockelfeller University for Writing about Science. The award recognizes Jamison’s 1993 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, which examines the relationship between artistic creativity and mood disorders.
Jason Brandt, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Director of the Division of Medical Psychology, has been awarded the 2013 Lawrence M. Garten Award for Leadership Excellence by the Abilities Network, a Maryland-based organization that provides comprehensive services to persons with epilepsy and other conditions that hinder full community integration.
Vani Rao, M.D. have been accepted into the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital Center. "The Academy strives to recognize the consummate academic clinician; a well-rounded physician who has achieved a level of mastery in the domain of clinical excellence."
Mood 24/7 Wins 2013 Key Innovator in Medical Information and Technology Award from Elsevier
Dr. Adam Kaplin, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, is the inventor of Mood 24/7 , a web-based program that utilizes cell phones and texting technology that sends automatic daily texts to a patient at a specified time, asking him or her to record their mood.”
Eric Strain, M.D. had been voted the next president of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). The CPDD is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse. The organization serves as an interface among governmental, industrial and academic communities maintaining liaisons with regulatory and research agencies as well as educational, treatment, and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field.
For her work on mental health projects in southern India, Geetha Jayaram, MBBS, MBA, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has, for the second year, been awarded the Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award, which is given to Rotary Foundation alumni whose extraordinary service activities and professional achievements exemplify the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self .
Chester Schmidt, M.D. Professor and Medical Directorof the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit has been awarded the 2012 Lifetime of Service Award by the Maryland Psychiatric Society.
Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.,Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center was awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Marc J. Fishman, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been awarded the first SAMHSA Science and Service Awards for Excellence in Opioid Treatment by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. This is given to programs or providers who demonstrate improved patient outcomes as a result of adopting an innovative practice.
Susan Lehman, M.D., Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Day Hospital and the Psychiatry Clerkship Director has been awarded the first Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Award by School of Medicine's Institute for Excellence in Education to develop a curriculum and materials to teach future physicians about psychiatric illnesses that affect older people. The Institute works to improve medical education, support educational scholarship and recognize educators at Johns Hopkins.
James Harris, M.D., a developmental neuropsychiatrist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has been selected to receive the first Leon Eisenberg Award from Harvard University. Leon Eisenberg succeeded Leo Kanner in 1959 as chief of John Hopkins Child Psychiatry.
Jonathan Shephard, M.D., a fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's 2011 Leadership Award.
Psychiatry Department Faculty Emily Frosch, Karin Neufeld and Susan Lehmann are part of the first class of the Women in Leadership Program which provides training in in negotiating, communicating, and networking.
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., who was installed this year as the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders, received an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She was also awarded the NARSAD Productive Lives Award.
J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D., Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, has been selected to receive a 2010 National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, nominated by NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore.
Akira Sawa, M.D.,Ph.D. , Professor and Director of the Program in Molecular Psychiatry, has been awarded the Tsukahara Award, the highest honor of the Japanese Society for Neuroscience.
The Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP), led by Karen Swartz, M.D. has won the 2010 Outstanding Merit Award from the Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry.
Margaret Chisolm, M.D. has been accepted into the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence,part of the Center for Innovative Medicine at Bayview Medical Center. The aim of the Center is to "recognize and promote excellence in patient care at JHBMC for the benefit of the individuals and communities that we serve."
2009 NARSAD Awards
Six researchers in the department were awarded grants from the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, known as NARSAD. Hanna Jaaro-Peled, Ph.D., Atsushi Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D., Richard S. Lee, Ph.D., Tatiana Melnikova, M.D., Ph.D., Neelam Shahani, Ph.D., and Kellie L.K. Tamashiro, Ph.D. received Young Investigator Awards.
George Bigelow, Ph.D., Professor, has been awarded the 2009 Mentorship Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. This award is given to recognize an exemplary mentor to researchers in the field of drug abuse. This year's award celebrates Dr. Bigelow's outstanding contribution as director of the postdoctoral training program of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit.
Susan Lehmann, M.D. , assistant professor and Director of the Psychiatry Clerkship, has received the 17th Annual Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the American Psychiatric Association.
Deborah Gross, D.N.Sc., R.N. has been installed as the first Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing. Click to learn more.
Joseph Schwartz, M.D. has been selected to be the Director of the Department of Psychiatry at Howard County General Hospital.
Paul R. McHugh, M.D., the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry and former department chairman received this year's Sarnat Award in Mental Health from the Institute of Medicine for his lifetime contributions to psychiatric scholarship and clinical care.
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Robert Brooner, Ph.D. was selected as a 2009 recipient of The Marie Nyswander and Vincent Dole Annual Award for outstanding contributions to the treatment of opioid dependence disorder. Drs. Nyswander and Dole are internationally recognized for the psychological and pharmacological work that directly led to their discovery of methadone as an effective treatment for many people suffering from opioid dependence disorder. The award has since been given to individuals whose work has substantially advanced the evolving understanding and treatment of opioid dependence. The American Association of Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD), assumed the responsibility for administrating the Nyswander/Dole Award in the 1990s.
2008 NARSAD Awards
Three researchers in the department were awarded grants from the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, known as NARSAD. Mikhail V. Pletnikov, Ph.D. and James B. Potash, M.D., M.PH. received Independent Investigator Awards. Vani Rao, M.D., Akiko Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D., and Fernando S. Goes, M.D. received Young Investigator Awards.
Matt W. Specht, Ph.D. andJohn T. Walkup, M.D. of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have been named distinguished recipients of one of 21 research awards from the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA).
Gregory Pontone, M.D., assistant professor, is the recipient of the 2008-2009 Mentored Clinical Research Award from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and the Parkinson's Study Group. He will be mentored by Laura Marsh, M.D., associate professor and director of the Parkinson's and Related Disorders Clinic.
Hendree E. Jones, Ph.D. associate professor and research director of the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Bayview, was elected 2009 President of the Psychopharmacology Division of the American Psychological Association.
Geetha Jayaram, M.D has received the Distinguished Service award from the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators at the APA meeting in May in recognition of her administrative leadership.
Hendree E. Jones, Ph.D., associate professor and research director of the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Bayview, is the 2008 recipient of the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award for outstanding early career contributions to the field by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.
Barbara Schweizer, B.S.N., R.N., research associate and special projects coordinator, has been awarded the JHU 2008 Women's Leadership Award. See the Women's Leadership Network Steering Committee for details.
Chester W. Schmidt, Jr. M.D., professor and former Director of Johns Hopkins Bayview Psychiatry has been honored with the APA's 2008 Warren Williams Assembly Speaker's Award.