Past Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners

Past Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners

Past Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners

The Outstanding Achievement Prizes are awarded to scientists recognized for outstanding research leadership and contributions to mental health research. These annual prizes include: The Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research, the Colvin Prize for Mood Disorders Research, the Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research, the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience Research, and the Maltz Prize for Innovative Schizophrenia Research.

Skip ahead to see past prizewinners from each prize:
Lieber Prize  |  Colvin Prize  |  Ruane Prize  |  Goldman-Rakic Prize  |  Maltz Prize

Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research
2018:
Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D. - Stony Brook University
Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D. - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 
2017:
John M. Davis, M.D. - Video Clip - University of Illinois at Chicago
 
2016:
Michael F. Green, Ph.D. - Video Clip - Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Stephen R. Marder, M.D. - Video Clip - Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
 
2015:
Patrick McGorry, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, FRANCZP - Video Clip - University of Melbourne, Australia
Robert R. Freedman, M.D. - Video Clip - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
 
2014:
David Braff, M.D. - Video Clip - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D. - Video Clip -  Karolinska Institutet & University of North Carolina
 
2013:
Marc G. Caron, Ph.D. - Video Clip - Duke University School of Medicine
 
2012:
Michael J. Owen, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Cardiff University
Michael O'Donovan, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Cardiff University
 
2011:
Carol A. Tamminga, M.D. - Video Clip - UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Joel E. Kleinman, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
 
2010:
Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. - Video Clip - University of California, San Diego

2009:
Ruben C. Gur, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D. -  University of Pennsylvania

2008:
Irving I. Gottesman, Ph.D. - University of Minnesota

2007:
Eve C. Johnstone, M.D., FRCP, FRCPsych - Royal Edinburgh Hospital

2006:
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. - New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

2005:
David A. Lewis, M.D. - University of Pittsburgh

2004:
Joseph T. Coyle, M.D. - Harvard Medical School

2003:
Robin Murray, M.D., D.Sc. - King's College London

2002:
Dr. Francine Benes - Harvard University

2001:
Dr. Solomon Snyder - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2000:
Dr. Nancy Andreasen - University of Iowa
Dr. William Carpenter - University of Maryland

1999:
Dr. Richard Jed Wyatt - NIMH
Dr. Salomon Z. Langer - Compugen - Israel

1998:
Dr. Sarnoff Mednick - University of Southern California
Dr. George Aghajanian - Yale University

1997:
Dr. Lars Farde - The Karolinska Institute
Dr. Goran Sedvall - The Karolinska Institute

1996:
Dr. Paul Greengard - The Rockefeller University

1995:
Dr. Kenneth S. Kendler - Medical College of Virginia

1994:
Dr. Arvid Emil Carlsson - Univ. of Gothenburg - Sweden

1993:
Dr. Daniel Weinberger - NIMH

1992:
Dr. John M. Kane - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Herbert Y. Meltzer - Case Western Reserve University

1991:
Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic - Yale University

1990:
Dr. Philip Seeman - University of Toronto - Canada

1989:
Dr. Timothy J. Crow - Northwick Pk. Hospital - England

1988:
Dr. Philip S. Holzman - Harvard University

1987:
Dr. Benjamin S. Bunney - Yale University


Maltz Prize for Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research (formerly the Baer Prize)
2018:
Kristen Brennand, Ph.D. - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Guillermo Horga, M.D., Ph.D. - NYSPI, Columbia University
 
2017:
Deanna L. Kelly, PharmD., BCPP - Video Clip - University of Maryland School of Medicine
 
2016:
William P. Horan, Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of California, Los Angles
Amanda McCleery, Ph.D. - Video Clip - Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

2015:
M. Camille Hoffman, M.D., MSCS - Video Clip - University of Colorado School of Medicine and Denver Health Medical Center
Barnaby Nelson, Ph.D., MPSYCH - Video Clip -  Orygen, The National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health

2014:
Gregory Light, Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of California, San Diego
Stephan Ripke, M.D. - Video Clip -  Broad Institute
 
2013:
Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Duke University School of Medicine
Nikhil M. Urs, Ph.D. - Video Clip - Duke University School of Medicine
 
2012:
James T. R. Walters, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Cardiff University
 
2011:
Elena I. Ivleva, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Amanda J. Law, M.Sc., Ph.D. - Video Clip - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
 
2010:
Stephen J. Glatt, Ph.D. - Video Clip - SUNY Upstate Medical University

2009:
Daniel H. Wolf, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania

2008:
Angus W. MacDonald, III, Ph.D. - University of Minnesota

2007:
Jeremy Hall, MB, Ph.D. - Royal Edinburgh Hospital

2006:
Lorna W. Role, Ph.D. - New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

2005:
Takanori Hashimoto, M.D., Ph.D. - Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh

2004:
Jonathan Picker, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. - McLean Hospital, Harvard University


Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience Research

2018:
Jean Pierre Changeux, Ph.D. - College de France and Institut Pasteur, France
Xiao-Jing Wang, Ph.D. - Center for Neural Science, NYU

2017:
Trevor W. Robbins, Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of Cambridge

2016:
Earl K. Miller, Ph.D. - Video Clip - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2015:
Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D. - Video Clip - Yale Medical School, Yale University

2014:
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D. - Video Clip - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 
2013:
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Stanford University
 
2012:
Larry R. Squire, Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of California, San Diego
 
2011:
Michael E. Goldberg, M.D. - Video Clip - Columbia University/NYSPI
 
2010:
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Stanford University

2009:
Brenda Milner, CC - Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

2008:
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

2007:
Huda Akil, Ph.D. - University of Michigan

2006:
Joaquin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D. - Neuropsychiatric Institute & Hospital

2005:
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D. - Rockefeller University

2004:
Marcus Raichle, M.D. - Washington University
Michael Posner, Ph.D. - University of Oregon/Weill Medical College of Cornell University

2003:
Solomon H. Snyder, M.D. - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

2018:
Benjamin I Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC - University of Toronto & Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Lakshmi N. Yatham, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C., M.R.C. Psych(UK), MBA (Exec) - University of British Columbia

2017:
Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D. - Video Clip - Yale University School of Medicine
Mary L. Phillips, M.D., M.D. (CANTAB) - Video Clip - University of Pittsburgh
Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D. - RIKEN Brain Science Institute

2016:
Francis J. McMahon, M.D. - Video Clip - National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D. - Video Clip - Medical Center of the University of Munich
Pamela Sklar, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai

2015:
Michael Berk, Ph.D., MBBCh, MMed, Ff(Psych)SA, FRANCZP - Video Clip - Deakin University
L. Trevor Young, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC - Video Clip - University of Toronto

2014:
Wayne C. Drevets, M.D. - Video Clip - Janssen Pharmaceutica
Fritz A. Henn, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
 
2013:
Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D. - Video Clip - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boris Birmaher, M.D. - Video Clip - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
 
2012:
Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Eduard Vieta, Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of Barcelona

Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize (2010 - 2011)
 

2011:
David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of California, Los Angeles
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D. - Video Clip - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
 
2010:
Lars Vedel Kessing, M.D., D.M.Sc. - Video Clip - University of Copenhagen

Falcone Prize (1999 - 2009)

2009:
Lewis L. Judd, M.D. -  University of California, San Diego
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. -  Mount Sinai Medical Center

2008:
Charles L. Bowden, M.D. - UTHSC at San Antonio
Mark S. George, M.D. - Medical University of South Carolina

2007:
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D. - Emory University School of Medicine

2006:
Lori Altshuler, M.D. - Neuropsychiatric Institute & Hospital

2005:
Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D. - Stanford University

2004:
Joseph R. Calabrese, M.D. - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Harold A. Sackeim, Ph.D. - Columbia University

2003:
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D. - University of TX Medical Branch at Galveston
Ross J. Baldessarini, M.D. / Leonardo Tondo, M.D. - Harvard University

2002:
Ronald Duman, Ph.D. - Yale University
Paul Grof, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Ottawa

2001:
Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D. -  University of California, San Diego
William E. Bunney, Jr., M.D. - University of California, Irvine

2000:
Robert Belmaker, M.D. - Ben Gurion University
A. John Rush, M.D. - Univ. of TX Southwestern Med. Ctr. at Dallas
Kay Jamison, Ph.D. - Johns Hopkins University

1999:
Frederick Goodwin, M.D. - George Washington University
Husseini Manji, M.D., FRCPC - National Institute of Mental Health

Selo Prize (1993 - 1998)

1998:
Martin Keller, M.D. - Brown University
Julien Mendlewicz, M.D., Ph.D. - Brussels University

1997:
Arthur Prange, Jr., M.D. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. - Emory University

1996:
Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Elliot Gershon, M.D. - University of Chicago
J. Raymond DePaulo, M.D. - Johns Hopkins University

1995:
Claude DeMontigny, M.D., Ph.D. - McGill University

1994:
Myrna Weissman, M.D. - Columbia University
Jules Angst, M.D. - University of Zurich

1993:
Robert Post, M.D. - National Institute of Mental Health


Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research

2018
Ami Klin, Ph.D. - Marcus Autism Center, Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Joseph Piven, M.D. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2017: Video Clip
Nathan A. Fox, Ph.D. - University of Maryland, College Park
Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D. - Harvard Medical School
Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., M.D. - Tulane University School of Medicine

2016:
John L.R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of California at San Francisco

2015:
BJ Casey, Ph.D. - Video Clip - The Sackler Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine
Francisco Xavier Castellanos, M.D. - Video Clip - NYU Langone Medical Center

 
2014:
Anita Thapar, MBBCh, FRCPsych, Ph.D., F.Med.Sci. - Video Clip - Cardiff University School of Medicine
 
2013:
Jay Giedd, M.D. - Video Clip - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
 
2012:
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - Yale University
Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of California, Los Angeles
 
2011:
Daniel S. Pine, M.D. - Video Clip - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
 
2010:
Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D. / Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D. - Video Clip - University of London

2009:
Elizabeth Jane Costello, Ph.D. -  Duke University
Adrian C. Angold, M.D. -  Duke University

2008:
Eric Andrew Taylor, M.D. - Institute of Psychiatry/King's College London

2007:
James F. Leckman, M.D. - Yale School of Medicine

2006:
David A. Brent, M.D. - Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh
David Shaffer, M.B., F.R.C.P. - New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

2005:
Allan L. Reiss, M.D. - Stanford University

2004:
Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D. - New York University
C. Keith Conners, Ph.D. - Duke University
Magda Campbell, M.D. - New York University

2003:
Leon Eisenberg, M.D., D.Sc. - New York University

2002:
Judith Rapoport, M.D. - National Institute of Mental Health

2001:
Donald Cohen, M.D. - Yale University

2000:
Sir Michael Rutter, M.D. - Institute of Psychiatry/King's College London