CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2013 ISPG AWARDS
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2013 Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 7, 2013. Nominators for the awards must be current members of ISPG. Award winners will be notified in July. Participation at the XXIst World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Boston, Massachusetts, October 17-21, 2013 is required. The awards will be presented on Sunday, October 20. The recipients of the Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award and the Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award will give a brief plenary presentation following the awards presentation.
Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award
The Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a scientist who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of psychiatric genetics. The nominator should complete the form, including a description of the scientific work and achievements justifying why the proposed scientist is eligible for the award. Please attach a current CV of the nominee that includes a full list of publications. CLICK HERE for the nomination form.
Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award
The Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award is given for published work on psychiatric genetics that is of exceptional merit. Candidates must be 40 years or younger in 2013 for consideration and need not be members of the Society. The award is available annually, but will not be made in the absence of any work of sufficient merit. The nominator should complete the form, including a description of the scientific work and achievements justifying why the proposed scientist is eligible for the award. Please attach a current CV of the nominee and up to four published or in-press manuscripts. CLICK HERE for the nomination form.
Previous Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
1993: Seymour S. Kety and George Winokur
1995: Ming T. Tsuang
1997: Irving I. Gottesman
1999: Theodore Reich
2001: Michael Conneally
2002: Jules Angst and Nikki Erlenmeyer-Kimling
2003: C. Robert Cloninger
2004: Peter Propping
2006: Elliot S. Gershon
2007: Peter McGuffin
2008: Jurg Ott.
2010: Susan E. Folstein
2011: Kenneth Kendler
Previous Theodore Reich Award Winners
2004: Carol Prescott
2005: Laura Almasy and Nigel Williams
2006: Thomas G. Schulze
2007: Alexander B. Niculescu III
2008: Shaun Purcell
2009: Jonathan Sebat
2010: Elisabeth B. Binder
2011: David Glahn
Richard Todd Award The Richard Todd award is given each year by the ISPG to a researcher for an outstanding contribution to the genetics of child psychiatry. Richard Todd (1952 – 2008) was an internationally known expert on the influences of genetics and environment on psychiatric illness in children. The recipient is selected by the Awards Committee, based on abstracts accepted for oral presentation at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics.
Previous Richard Todd Award Winners
2009: Jonathan Sebat
2010: Joseph D. Buxbaum
2011: Danielle Dick