DBSA e-Update May 2008: In the News
DBSA Bestows Highest Honors at APA Annual Meeting
This May at the 161st American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, DBSA presented its highest honors, the Gerald L. Klerman Awards, to three outstanding members of the medical/research community. Named after Gerald L. Klerman, MD, a major figure in psychiatry, the awards recognize researchers and clinicians whose work contributes to understanding the causes, diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Dr. Klerman was Professor and Associate Chairman of Research at Cornell University Hospital Medical College and one of DBSA's earliest supporters. He led the first multisite study to understand the diagnosis, clinical course and genetics of depression. Still ongoing, the study has provided baseline information on depression.
DBSA commends and congratulates the 2007 Gerald L. Klerman Award recipients:
Senior Investigator Co-Awardee: Joseph Calabrese, MD
Research focus: The short- and long-term treatment of bipolar disorder, with special emphasis on bipolar depression and rapid cycling
- Chair, Bipolar Disorders Research and professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University
- Director, Mood Disorders Program at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio
- Co-director of a NIMH-funded Bipolar Disorders Research Center, dedicated to the improvement of clinical outcomes in under-served populations of bipolar disorder
Senior Investigator Co-Awardee: Husseini K. Manji, MD, FRCPC
Research focus: The genetic and protein expression of mood disorders
- Director, NIMH Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program (the largest program of its kind in the world) and NIMH chief of Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology & Experimental Therapeutics
- Visiting psychiatry professor, Duke University
- Chair, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)’s Task Force on New Medication Development
- President-elect, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Young Investigator Awardee: Daniel S. Pine, MD
Research focus: The epidemiology, biology and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents
- Chief, Child & Adolescent Research in the Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program at the NIMH Intramural Research Program
- Chief with Tenure, Development & Affective Neuroscience Section, NIMH; chief, Emotion & Development Branch Section, NIMH
- Chair, Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee for Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
- Chair, Developmental Working Group, DSM-V Task Force
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Men Get Depression: A National Awareness Campaign
The Men Get Depression National Awareness Campaign is an effort to increase knowledge, reduce stigma, and promote screening and treatment for male depression.
This month, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the documentary special, Men Get Depression, begins airing on PBS stations nationwide. In addition, organizations and individuals across the country are conducting outreach to men and their families around the topic of depression.
The Latest from SAMHSA
The following is a listing of headlines from this past month’s SAMHSA and CMHS announcements. To read the full announcement for each, visit the News and Announcements page of the “Peers Helping Peers” DBSA Technical Assistance Center (TAC) website at www.PeersHelpingPeers.org/news.php.
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