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Award and Honors

Chairman's Awards

The Annual Chairman’s Awards were initiated in 2012 to recognize faculty in our Department for their exceptional work in one or more of the Department’s interdependent mission areas:

  • Advancing science
  • Clinical innovation and service
  • Educational excellence
  • Community commitment and engagement
  • Leadership and professionalism


The “Unsung Hero” award recognizes individuals who give tirelessly and selflessly to the members and/or missions ofthe Department.

Advancing Science

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)

Clinical Innovation & Service

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

Educational Excellence

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Community Commitment & Engagement

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership & Professionalism

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Adjunct Faculty Award

Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

Unsung Hero

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

Excellence across multiple missions

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population 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

Ranak Trivedi
Sojourns® Scholar
Cambia Health Foundation

Sergiu Pasca
2020 C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy
American Association of Anatomy (AAA)

Arielle Keller
Travel Fellowship Award
Society of Biological Psychiatry

Filza Hussain, along with coauthors Yelizaveta Sher and Jose Maldonado
ACLP Best Non-Trainee Poster Award “The Immersion Lecture Series: Arming CL Trainees with Advanced Medical Knowledge
Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry’s 2019 Annual Meeting

David Hong
Faculty Scholar
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Robert Kleinman
2020 Laughlin Fellow
American College of Psychiatrists

Yuan Zhang
2019 Sammy Kuo Awards in Neuroscience - Paper of the Year
Stanford's Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Neal Amin
Outstanding Resident Award
National Institute of Mental Health

Matthew Edwards
Geriatric Mental Health Honors Scholars Program
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Jessica Bentzley
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching

Nathaniel Morris
2019-20 Rappeport Fellowship
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
and
2019 Conference Travel Award and a Future Leader Supplemental Award
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse

Megan Tan
Inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Adina Fisher
2019 Klingenstein Third Generation Fellowship Award in Depression

Manpreet Singh
2019 Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF) Award for Research in Depression or Suicide
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry