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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

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

Clinical Innovation & Service

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

Educational Excellence

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Community Commitment & Engagement

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership & Professionalism

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Development) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Affiliated Faculty Award

Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Psychiatry VA Research Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

Unsung Hero

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Excellence across multiple missions - "Polymath"

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Annual "Above and Beyond" Staff Awards for Extraordinary Contribution

The staff in our department are among the finest at Stanford.  From the laboratory to the clinic, and everywhere else behind the scenes, our department is fortunate to be supported by extremely talented individuals who give 110%.  These awards formally honor the very best among our staff, based on nominations by any faculty or staff member in the Department. 

Romola Breckenridge

Wendolyn Davis

Alicia Lopez

Karen Saltzman

Quarterly Staff Award

Every day our Staff support our world-class Faculty and Trainees in medical care, research, training, community outreach, and professionalism. It is because of this dedication and support that we want to continuously acknowledge and recognize their contributions!  Each quarter, the Department recognizes one staff member who contributes to our missions through his or her exceptional dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, customer service and passion about their work.

Tiffany Tong
1st Quarter, 2019

Rachel Warren-Lewis
2nd Quarter, 2019

Denise Knab
3rd Quarter, 2019

Other Professional Honors and Awards

by year

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