IPAS expert Prof. Bankole Johnson (University of Virginia), will be the 2013 recipient of the NIAAA Jack Mendelson, M.D., Award. The Mendelson award is bestowed annually to outstanding alcohol investigator whose clinical research makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of alcoholism susceptibility, alcohol's effects on the brain and other organs, and prevention and treatment of alcohol use disorders. Prof Johnson is an alumni Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, a Professor of Neuroscience, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia. We are privileged to have Prof Johnson in IPAS as an expert presenting on pharmacotherapies in the management of alcohol dependence.
IPAS expert Prof. Kennth Kendler (VCU) was honoured not once, but twice as the recipient of the Ming Stung Lifetime achievement award from the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics, and with the Jean Delay Prize from the World Psychiatric Association. The latter award is sometimes regarded as the “Nobel Prize” of psychiatry. We are proud to have such an outstanding clinician teaching in our program.