George Winokur Clinical Research Paper Award

The AACP established its Clinical Research Award in 1979, which is presented to the author of the best original research paper published in Annals of Clinical Psychiatry during the previous calendar year. The Award is presented at the AACP annual meeting and includes a cash prize, engraved award, complimentary one-year membership to the AACP, plus travel and accommodations to attend the annual meeting. The AACP’s Research Award Committee is responsible for making the selection.

2020 George Winokur Clinical Research Award
Laura Madson, Ph.D.

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction in a community sample over 2 years

The American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists 2019 George Winokur Research Award has been awarded to Laura Madson, Ph.D. for research which was published in 2018 in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry February issue. Dr. Madson will be presented the award at the AACP Annual Conference (Psychiatry Update 2020) March 27, 2020, in Chicago. (For further information go to www.CPAACP-CME.com.)

Dr. Madson’s research article is titled “Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction in a community sample over 2 years”, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry/Vol. 30, No. 1/February 2018. Although numerous studies have demonstrated that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) improves clinical and non-clinical outcomes, few studies have followed MBSR participants for >12 months, and few have analyzed post-intervention home practice.

METHOD: A community sample of 247 self-referred adults was followed for 2 years after completion of an 8-week MBSR program. Dependent variables, including self-reported anxiety, depression, perceived wellness, mindfulness, and duration and frequency of continued home practice, were measured before and after the program and every 6 months after.

RESULTS: Participants reported significantly improves symptoms of depression and anxiety, increased perceived wellness, and increased mindfulness after the 8-week intervention compared with pre-intervention reports. These improvements persisted for 2 years. Correlations between post-intervention home practice and mindfulness indicated that individuals who continued to practice, developed greater mindfulness, which was associated with improved mental health and wellness.

CONCLUSIONS: Participants who completed the MBSR program reported significant improvements in anxiety, depression, perceived wellness, and mindfulness during the program.

Dr. Madson joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at New Mexico State University in August of 1996. She was hired for her interest and expertise in teaching and teaching remains her emphasis. She specializes in teaching Introduction to Psychology using a teaching paradigm called Team-Based Learning. She typically teaches 300-400 Introduction to Psychology students every academic year. She has written a textbook specifically for use in her team-based learning Intro Psych classes: Psychology for Everyday Life. She also offers workshops on team-based learning for the NMSU Teaching Academy. She has been an Associate Professor at New Mexico State University since 2005, and, was promoted to Professor in August 2019.

Dr. Madson received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology, and an M.S. in Social Psychology from from Iowa State University, and a B.A. in Psychology and English from Luther College. Teaching awards and honors include the 2018 NMSU Teaching Academy Outstanding Mentor Award, the 2017 NMSU Teaching Academy Fellow, and the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence. When she is not working, Dr. Madson spends time with her family and “critters”, and, participates in various triathlons.

 

George Winokur Research Award Committee Chair
Carol S. North, M.D., M.P.E.
The Altshuler Ctr. for Education & Research Metrocare
(214) 743-1200
e-mail: carol.north@utsouthwestern.edu

George Winokur Award Committee:
Carol S. North, M.D., M.P.E.
Richard Balon, M.D., Wayne State University
James Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., Seattle, WA
Stacey Smith, M.D., St. Louis, MO

Please contact Beverly Davidson, Executive Director, AACP, for further information at ClinicalPsychiatrists@gmail.com, or call (920) 395-2330.

 

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
2015
Alina Suris
Carol S. North, MD
2016
Mark Zimmerman
Carol S. North, MD
2017
William Lawson, MD, PhD
Carol S. North, MD
2018
Keith E. Isenberg, MD
Carol S. North, MD
2019
Gus Zhang, MD
Carol S. North, MD
2020
Laura Madson, PhD
Carol S. North, MD