Cincinnati—Stephen Strakowski, MD, associate professor of psychiatry
at the College of Medicine, has received the Klerman Young Investigator
Award from the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
(National DMDA). Strakowski was cited for his important contributions
to the understanding of the neurobiology of manic-depressive illness as
well as for completing the first double blind, placebo-controlled
studies of behavioral sensitization in humans.
The Klerman Award
honors Gerald Klerman, who was a Cornell University professor and
researcher who had an enormous impact on the understanding of the
diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders. The National DMDA is the
nation's largest patient-run, illness specific organization with 275
chapters and support groups.