The Society of Biological Psychiatry offers an annual award of $5,000 to recognize outstanding research investigations in biological psychiatry.
- No application is required for this award.
- The fifteen (15) highest ranked original investigations, among the archival reports in Biological Psychiatry, based upon peer review scores, are provided to the Somerfeld-Ziskind Award Committee by the Biological Psychiatry editorial office. The award committee members review each paper independently and the highest rated paper is considered the award paper.
- The award winner is the first author of the award paper.
- In the event that there are two first authors, the prize will be shared evenly among the first authors.
- Special consideration is given to the originality of the approach and independence of thought in the archival report.
- The studies and the data must not have been published elsewhere.
- The award will be presented by the President of the Society during the Society’s Annual Meeting.
Previous Recipients (partial listing)
2005 – Bennett A. Shaywitz, MD – Yale University
2006 – Johannes Schumacher, MD – University of Bonn
2007 – Elizabeth F. C. van Rossum, MD – Erasmus Medical Center – The Netherlands
2008 – Tracy Bale, PhD – University of Pennsylvania and Sarah L. Teegarden, BS – University of Pennsylvania
2009 – Susan L. Christian, PhD – University of Chicago
2010 – Tania Roth, PhD – University of Alabama
2011 – Melissa Malvaez, MS – University of California, Irvine
2012 – Philipp Ottis, MSc & Verian Bader, MSc – Henrich Heine University Medical Center -Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 – Omri Weisman, PhD – Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2014 – Jinhui Wang, PhD – Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
2015 – Adam S. Smith, PhD – NIH/NIMH, Bethesda, MD
2016 – Peter Nagele, MD – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
2017 – Stephanie Solso – University of California
2018 – Hannah Cates, PhD – Ichann School of Medicine and Rosemary Bagot, PhD – McGill University
2019 – Aurelijus Burokas, PhD – Vilnius University
2020 – Theo van Erp, PhD – University of California, Irvine
2021 – (split) Gunes Sevinc, PhD – Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
2021 – (split) Leah Mayo, PhD – Linkoping University
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