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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.
Lee McCabe, Ph.D., associate professor, was presented with the 2007 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Psychology at the Annual Meeting of the Maryland Psychological Association.
Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. , associate professor of psychiatry, has been awarded the Daniel H. Efron Research Award for 2007 by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Presented at the December meeting of the ACNP, the award is given for outstanding basic/translational research contributions to the field.
In November, the Joint Commission named Addiction Treatment Services of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a 2007 recipient of the 11th annual Ernest Amory Codman Award. The award recognizes excellence in the use of outcomes measurement by health care organizations to achieve improvements in the quality and safety of health care. Click here to read JH Dome article.
A new award, bestowed by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), has been named in honor of Deirdre Johnston, MB BCh MRCPsych., assistant professor of psychiatry. Called the AAGP Award for Excellence and Innovation in Geriatric Outreach Mental Health Services, the honor will be presented to programs that improve mental health services to the frail elderly in their homes. It includes a $10,000 award, made possible by Mr. Arnold Snider through the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation.
Michelle Mielke, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, has been named one of them recipients of the International Junior Investigator Award given by the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology.
Jeffrey Janofsky, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Pscyhiatry and Law Program, has been installed as president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
James C. Harris, M.D., professor of psychiatry, was presented with the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for a distinguished career in child and adolescent psychiatry at the 2007 APA Annual Meeting.
Holly Wilcox, Ph.D. has received the 2006-2007 Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) from the students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry, is one of eight scientists nationally to receive a joint 2007 research award from the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. She will study the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy with parental participation to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder in children.
Hochang B. Lee, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at the Bayview Medical Center, has been awarded the 2007 Din/Fischer Award for significant achievement in clinical research by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.P.H., recently appointed Director of Psychiatry at Hopkins Bayview, was honored with an endowed chair. On Thursday, May 3, Lyketsos became the first recipient of the Elizabeth Plank Althouse professorship for Alzheimer’s Research. Click here for details.
2007 NARSAD Awards
Seven researcher were recognized and awarded grants from the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. received the Staglin Award (see above); Russell Margolis M.D. received the Distinguished Investigator Award; Susan S. Bassett, Ph. D.received the Independent Investigator Award; Deepak Grover, Ph.D., Atsushi Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D. Francis M. Mondimore, M.D., Graham W. Redgrave, M.D. and Ranjana Verma, Ph.D. received Young Investigator Awards.
Adam Kaplin, M.D. has been appointed to chair the Montel Williams Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, a multidisciplinary group of leading neurologists and MS physician-scientists that helps guide the Foundation's proposal selection process.
The Johns Hopkins Burn Center Psychology Team, led by James A. Fauerbach, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2007 Clinical Research Award by the American Burn Association.
Lee McCabe, Ph.D. received the Co-Founders Award from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. The award recognizes him for training Baltimore-area religious leasers how to respond to mental health and spiritual needs of individuals following a disaster.
J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D. is being honored with the Research Award for 2007 from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The award will be presented at the AFSP's Lifesavers Dinner on May 2, 2007. Click here to link to AFSP's website.
Karen L. Swartz, M.D. was awarded the 2007 Irma Bland Award For Excellence in Teaching Residents from the American Psychiatric Association and its Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning. She has also been recognized by Eli Lilly and Company with the 2007 Welcome Back Award in Psychiatry for her work with depressed adolescents.
Alan Langlieb, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. was selected by the Charles E. Kubly Foundation, a Milwaukee-based charity, to collaborate with the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin and Employee Benefits News, the nation's leading trade publication for benefits managers, to study the economic effects of depression in the Wisconsin workplace.
Jeffrey S. Janofsky, M.D. is President-Elect of The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, an organization of psychiatrists dedicated to excellence in practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry.
Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.P.H. received the 2006 William Proxmire Award. The honor, named for a long-time U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, recognizes Lyketsos' leadership in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Lee McCabe, Ph.D. has been elected President of the Academic Behavioral Health Consortium, a national network of faculty representing academic departments. The group's mission is to advance best practices in clinical, educational and care management programs in mental health.