George Winokur Clinical Research Paper Award

 

The American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists 2014 George Winokur Research Award has been awarded to Boaz Levy, Ph.D., Emily Manove, and Roger D. Weiss, M.D., for research which was published in 2012 in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, “Recovery of cognitive functioning in patients with co-occurring bipolar disorder and alcohol dependence during early remission from an acute mood episode,” Ann Clin Psychiatry 2012 May;24(2):143-54. The recipients will be presented the award at the AACP Annual Conference in Chicago, March 27-29, 2014, at the Chicago Hilton (for further conference information go to http://www.cpaacp-cme.com or call Kim Kirchner 502-574-9023.)

Boaz Levy, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and received his Ph.D. from the University of California. Dr. Levy explores the interplay among cognitive impairment, illness severity, hospital readmission, psychosocial functioning and anxiety in Bipolar Disorder (BD) and Addiction.  

The research team headed by Dr. Levy, aimed to examine cognitive recovery in patients with co-occurring bipolar disorder and alcohol dependence during remission from an acute mood disturbance, concluding that patients with co-occurring bipolar disorder and alcohol dependence may suffer from more severe cognitive dysfunction and less favorable recovery of cognitive deficits than patients without substance use disorder over the course of remission from a mood episode.

The AACP established its Clinical Research Award in 1979. Original unpublished papers were solicited in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. In 1992, the format was changed to include all original research papers published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

Winners are selected annually from original research published during the calendar year. The Award is presented at the annual Academy conference each year and includes a cash prize, engraved award, a complimentary 1-year AACP, plus travel and accommodations to attend the conference. Judging is conducted by the Academy’s Research Award Committee headed by Carol North, MD.

Winokur Research Award Committee Chairperson
Carol S. North, MD
University of Texas, SW Medical Center
4500 South Lancaster Road
Dallas, TX 75216
Phone: 214-648-5378
e-mail: carol.north@utsouthwestern.edu

Winokur Award Committee
Carol North, MD, Chair
Betty Pfefferbaum, MD, JD, University of Oklahoma
Nagy Youssef, MD, Durham VA Medical Center
Richard Balon, MD, Wayne State University

Please contact Beverly Davidson, AACP Executive Director, for further information at ClinicalPsychiatrists@gmail.com.
 

George Winokur Clinical Research Award Winners

Winners

Runners-up

Committee Chair

1979
David Kupfer, MD
Mark Gold, MD Charles L. Rich, MD
1980
Larry E. Tune, MD
James R. Morrison, MD
Robert E. Smith, MD
Louis Hafken, MD
1981
Hagop S. Akiskal, MD
Henry A. Nasrallah, MD Louis Hafken, MD
1982
Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD
Larry Kirstein, MD Louis Hafken, MD
1983
Ming T. Tsuang, MD, PhD
Gary Tollefson, MD, PhD Louis Hafken, MD
1984
Elizabeth B. Weller, MD
Hector C. Fabelli, MD, PhD Louis Hafken, MD
1985
Natraj Sitaram, MD
Matig Mavissakalian, MD Louis Hafken, MD
1986
Dennis S. Charney, MD
Arnold L. Lieber, MD Louis Hafken, MD
1987
Michael Liebowitz, MD
Harry E. Gwirtsman, MD Louis Hafken, MD
1988
Ronald A. Weller, MD
Joyce G. Small, MD Charles L. Rich, MD
1989
Conrad M. Swartz, MD
Timothy D. Brewerton, MD Valerie F. Holmes, MD
1990
Conrad M. Swartz, MD
  Valerie F. Holmes, MD
1991
Douglas Finestone, MD
Ira Glick, MD Valerie F. Holmes, MD
1992
Roy T. Mathew, MD
Stephen C. Olsen, MD Valerie F. Holmes, MD
1993
Elizabeth M. Smith, PhD
  Valerie F. Holmes, MD
1994
Joesph Magliozzi, MD (co-winner)
John Lauer, MD (co-winner)
  Paul M. Packman, MD
1995
Laura Sanchez, MD
  Paul M. Packman, MD
1996
Mary Fristad, PhD
  Paul M. Packman, MD
1997
Danielle S. Schneider, MD
  Donald W. Black, MD
1998
Donald W. Black, MD
  Donald W. Black, MD
1999
Sidney Zisook, MD
  Donald W. Black, MD
2000
Eric Lenze
  Donald W. Black, MD
2001
Liviu Ichim MD
  Donald W. Black, MD
2002
Paul J. Perry PhD
  Donald W. Black, MD
2003
Betty Pfefferbaum, MD
  Donald W. Black, MD
2004
(No Award Presented)
   
2005
Matig Massavikalian, MD
  Carol S. North, MD
2006
Pinhas Nedim Dannon, MD
  Carol S. North, MD
2007 
Keith E. Isenberg, MD 
  Carol S. North, MD
2008 
Ahsan Y. Khan, MD 
  Carol S. North, MD
2009 
George I. Papakostas, MD 
  Carol S. North, MD
2010 
Susan K. Schultz, MD 
   
2011 
Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D
  Carol S. North, MD
2012 
Alina Suris, PhD, ABPP
  Carol S. North, MD
2013 
Donald Black, MD
  Carol S. North, MD
2014 
Boaz Levy, PhD
  Carol S. North, MD
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