Klerman & Freedman Prizes

Klerman & Freedman Prizes

The Annual Klerman and Freedman Prizes recognize exceptional clinical and basic research conducted by NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees. The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant program is the hallmark program of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, enabling aspiring young scientists with innovative ideas to garner pilot data and generate “proof of concept” for their work. These two prizes are awarded in New York City every July.


Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research

The Klerman Prize, established in 1994 by Scientific Council Member Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D., in memory of her late husband, Gerald L. Klerman, M.D., honors exceptional clinical research by a NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee.

2016 Klerman Prizewinner:
  • Katie A. McLaughlin, Ph.D. - University of Washington

Honorable Mentions:

  • Erin C. Dunn, Sc.D., MPH - Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Avram J. Holmes, Ph.D. - Yale University

 

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Chair:

  • Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D. - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Members:

  • Martin B. Keller, M.D. - Brown University
  • Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D. - New York University
  • Nina R. Schooler, Ph.D. - State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research

The Freedman Prize honors the late Daniel X. Freedman, M.D., a pioneer in biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology and a founding member of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council. It is awarded to a NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee for exceptional basic research.

2016 Freedman Prizewinner:
  • Kay M. Tye, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honorable Mentions:

  • Kathleen Kyung Ah Cho, Ph.D. - University of California, San Francisco
  • Conor Liston, M.D., Ph.D. - Weill Cornell Medical College

 

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Chair:

  • Ariel Y. Deutch, Ph.D. - Vanderbilt University

Members:

  • Joseph T. Coyle, M.D. - McLean, Harvard University
  • Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D. - Yale University
  • Fritz A. Henn, M.D., Ph.D. - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Peter W. Kalivas, Ph.D. - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Husseini K. Manji, M.D., FRCPC - Johnson & Johnson PRD, Visiting Professor, Duke University
  • Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D. - University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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2016 Prizewinners