Klerman & Freedman Prizes

Klerman & Freedman Prizes

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BBRF’s annual Klerman & Freedman Prizes recognize exceptional clinical and basic research in mental illness conducted by BBRF Young Investigator grantees. The 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 recognize innovative thinking and remarkable talent across the field of neuropsychiatry. The prizewinners are selected by committees of the Foundation’s distinguished Scientific Council.

2021 Program Booklet


Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research

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

2021 Klerman Prizewinner:
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Nicholas L. Balderston, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Honorable Mentions:

Past Klerman Prizewinners

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 Young Investigator Grantee for exceptional basic studies.

2021 Freedman Prizewinner:
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Meaghan Creed, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis

Honorable Mentions:

Past Freedman Prizewinners

Selection Committee

Chair:

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

Members:

  • Joseph T. Coyle, M.D. - McLean Hospital, Harvard University
  • Peter W. Kalivas, Ph.D. - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Husseini K. Manji, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. - 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