On Dec. 15, 2000, Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.; Paul Gray, M.D.; Arnold Richards, M.D.; and Arthur Valenstein, M.D., were presented with the Mary S. Sigourney Award for their outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis. This award recognizes past significant contributions to the field of psychoanalysis and is presented in the United States, Europe and the rest of the world on a rotating three-year cycle.
In October 2000, Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., was appointed associate director for behavioral and social sciences research and director of the office of behavioral and social sciences research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health. Kington's goal is to increase the scope of research in behavioral and social sciences and the support for this research at NIH.
The board of the New York University (NYU) Child Study Center established an unprecedented four endowed chairs for professors in child and adolescent psychiatry last year: the Recanati Family Professorship of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Neidich Professorship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Arnold and Debbie Simon Professorship of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Pevaroff Cohn Professorship of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The NYU Child Study Center, founded in March 1997, is dedicated to increasing the awareness of childhood mental health care issues and improving the treatment of childhood psychiatric illnesses.
S. Barak Caine, Ph.D., received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science and Technology Council. Caine, director of the neuroscience program in the behavioral sciences laboratory at McLean Hospital in Boston, has researched dopamine(Drug information on dopamine) systems associated with psychotic disorders and cocaine abuse.
The three honorary winners of the 2000 Lilly Schizophrenia Reintegration Awards have been announced. U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., was honored in the public eye category. In the government category, Kathy Elmore Sawyer, commissioner of the Alabama department of mental health and mental retardation, was honored for her work to remove the state's mental health care system from federal court oversight. One of the producers of "Dateline NBC," Geoff Stephens, was honored in the media category for a segment showing a young man's struggle with schizophrenia.
Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., was one of 16 honorees receiving the Presidential National Medal of Science. Andreasen, of the University of Iowa College of Medicine, was recognized for her work in schizophrenia and for joining behavioral science with neuroimaging and neuroscience-EAD