The Annual Klerman and Freedman Prizes recognize exceptional clinical and basic research conducted by NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees. The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant program is the hallmark program of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, enabling aspiring young scientists with innovative ideas to garner pilot data and generate “proof of concept” for their work.
The Klerman and Freedman Prizes, for clinical and basic research respectively, are named for Gerald L. Klerman and Daniel X. Freedman, two neuropsychiatry pioneers who played seminal roles as researchers, teachers, physicians and administrators. The prizewinners are selected by committees of the Foundation’s Scientific Council, a volunteer group of 145 distinguished scientists in brain-related research disciplines.
The Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research by a Young Investigator
The Klerman Prize was established in 1994 by Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., in memory of her husband, Gerald Klerman, M.D., to honor exceptional achievements in clinical research by the NARSAD Young Investigators. Dr. Klerman's distinguished career included innovative research in depression, outstanding teaching and mentoring, with research leadership at Yale University, Harvard Medical School and Cornell University. The Klerman Prize Committee is comprised of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council members with expertise in clinical research. Each year, the committee selects the winner(s) and honorable mention(s) in the spring, and the honorees are subsequently invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York City in July.
Congratulations to our 2014 Klerman Prize winner:
Theodore D. Satterthwaite, M.D., M.A.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Elena Ivleva, MD., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Aristotle N. Voineskos, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
The Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research by a Young Investigator
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Board of Directors established the Freedman Prize in 1998 to honor the memory of a pioneer in biological psychiatry, Daniel X. Freedman, M.D. The Freedman Prize is presented to the NARSAD Young Investigators who have distinguished themselves through exceptional basic science research. The Freedman Prize Committee is comprised of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council members with expertise in basic research. Each year, the committee selects the winner(s) and honorable mention(s) in the spring, and the honorees are subsequently invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York City in July.
Denis Jabaudon, M.D., Ph.D
University of Geneva, Switzerland