Society of Biological Psychiatry
71st Annual Scientific Convention & Meeting
May 12-14, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia





The Society of Biological Psychiatry offers an annual award of $5,000 to recognize outstanding research investigations in biological psychiatry. 

  1. No application is required for this award.
  2. The 15 highest ranked original investigations, among the archival reports in Biological Psychiatry, based upon peer review scores, are provided to the Ziskind-Somerfeld 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.
  3. The award winner is the first author of the award paper.
  4. In the event that there are two first authors, the prize will be shared evenly among the first authors.
  5. Special consideration is given to the originality of the approach and independence of thought in the archival report.
  6. The studies and the data must not have been published elsewhere.

The award will be presented by the President of the Society on May 13, 2016 during the 71st Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

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
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

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
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