The Samuel Novey Prize in Psychological Medicine is an honor conferred at the Convocation Ceremony for the School of Medicine. The prize was established to honor the memory of Dr. Samuel Novey, who was a psychiatrist with joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine. The award is given to the "graduating student with an outstanding academic record in psychiatry who has written the best paper on the connection between medical illnesses and mental life."
The winner for 2019 is Melissa Lavoie.
Anorexia Nervosa: Starvation of Body and Mind
The winner for 2018 is Kelly Holz.
The winner for 2017 is Alex Stone.
On Never Giving Up: Treating Chronic Pain
The winner for 2016 is Brent Pottenger.
Can't or Won't
The winner for 2015 is Caleb Gardner, who will begin his residency in Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA.
Waiting for the Revolution
The winner for 2014 is Lakshmi Krishnan, who will begin her residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital in July.
The winner for 2013 is Nicole Leistikow, who began her Psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins in the summer of 2013.
Janet Lee will begin her Psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins in the summer of 2013.
Reflections on Mental Life and Medical Illnesses
The winner for 2012 is Samuel T. Wilkinson, who began his residency in Psychiatry at Yale University.
Entering the competition:
Johns Hopkins Medical School graduating students are invited by email to participate early each calendar year. The paper should be in the form of an original essay, approximately 1500-3000 words. In addition to recognition at graduation, there is a $500 award. The winning student does not necessarily have to be entering the field of psychiatry.