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.

2017 Prizewinner Press Release

2017 Program Booklet

Awards Dinner Photos


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.

2017 Klerman Prizewinner:
Jennifer C. Felger, Ph.D.

Jennifer C. Felger, Ph.D., MSCR

Winship Cancer Institute /
Emory University School of Medicine

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Danai Dima, Ph.D. - City, University of London / King's College London
  • Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. - Stanford University

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 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee for exceptional basic research.

2017 Freedman Prizewinner:
Ilana B. Witten, Ph.D.

Ilana B. Witten, Ph.D.

Princeton University

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Marcelo de Oliveira Dietrich, M.D., Ph.D. - Yale School of Medicine
  • Elise Robinson, Sc.D., M.P.H. - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Past Freedman Prizewinners

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