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Award and Honors

Chairman's Awards

The Annual Chairman's Award program honors faculty nominated by their colleagues in our department for their professionalism and exceptional work in one or more of the Department's five mission areas:

  • Advancing Science
  • Clinical Innovation and Service
  • Educational Excellence
  • Community Commitment and Engagement
  • Leadership and Professionalism


In addition, Adjunct/Affiliated Faculty Award recognizes exceptional contributions of an Adjunct, Adjunct Clinical, or Affiliated faculty member. The “Unsung Hero” award recognizes individuals who give tirelessly and selflessly to the members and/or missions ofthe Department. The "Polymath Award" recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding effort across multiple mission areas.

Advancing Science Award

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)

Clinical Innovation and Service Award

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Educational Excellence Award

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Community Commitment and Engagement Award

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)

Leadership and Professionalism Award

Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Adjunct/Affiliated Faculty Award

Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult) Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Instructor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Unsung Hero Award

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)

Polymath Award

Professor (Teaching) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development) and, by courtesy of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center and, of Education
Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry, Emerita


Professional Honors and Awards

by year

Christina Chick
2021 Trainee Investigator Honorable Mention
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Yasmin Owusu
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching
MD Program Teaching Awards Student Selection Committee, Stanford School of Medicine

Yasmin Owusu
Award for Excellence in Promotion of Learning Environment and Student Wellness
MD Program, Stanford School of Medicine

Shaul Druckmann
McKnight Scholar Award
McKnight Foundation

Anna Lembke
Humanitarian Award
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Rona Hu
2021 Kun-Po Soo Award
American Psychiatric Association

Daniel Mason
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Shi-bin Li
2021 Outstanding Early Investigator Award
Sleep Research Society

Nick Trapp
Sidney R. Baer Jr. Career Development Award
American Neuropsychiatric Association

Jack Turban
CALACAP Wasserman Education Fund Award
Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Ranak Trivedi
2021 Population Health Sciences SIG Award for Outstanding Abstract Submission
Abstract Title: How are informal caregivers adapting to COVID19? Preliminary results of an online survey
Society of Behavioral Medicine

Sergiu Pasca
2021 Basic Research Award
Schizophrenia International Research Society

Ripal Shah 
Top 25 Rising Stars in Medicine
Medscape

Shi-bin Li 
2021 SRSF Career Development Award 
Sleep Research Society

Rania Awaad
2020's Top 25 Spiritual influencers, Leaders, and Notables
HolyTV

Gloria Kardong
Distinguished Life Fellow Award
American Psychiatric Association

Steven Adelsheim
Supervisor's Medal
Santa Clara County Supervisor, Joe Simitian

Nirao Shah
elected Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Matthew Edwards
2021 Laughlin Fellow
American College of Psychiatrists

Jackie Wang
2021 George Ginsberg Fellowship
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training

Ola Golovinsky
2021 Lucille Fusaro Meinsler Program Administrator Award
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training

Matthew Kendra
2020 Integrated Strategic Plan Star Award
Stanford Medicine

Sergiu Pasca
Life Sciences Breakthrough, top 10
Falling Walls

Wendy Feng
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Stanford Medicine

Jason Tucciarone
Psychotherapy Fellowship
American Psychoanalytic Association

Ryan Ash
2020 Outstanding Resident Award
National Institute of Mental Health

Csilla Lippert
Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy
Austen Riggs

Alexander Urban and Nolan Williams
2020 Bipolar Research Awards
One Mind 

Robert Malenka
V. Sagar Sethi, M.D., Mental Health Research Award
North Carolina Psychiatric Association

Neir Eshel
2020 Bridge to Independence Award
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) 

Amy Alexander
MMI Traditional Interviewer Appreciation Award
Stanford Medicine Office of Medical Degree Admissions