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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 of the Department. The "Polymath Award" recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding effort across multiple mission areas.

Advancing Science Award

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)

Clinical Innovation and Service Award

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology) and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention

Educational Excellence Award

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

Community Commitment and Engagement Award

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership and Professionalism Award

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

Adjunct/Affiliated Faculty Award

Clinical Professor (Affiliated), Psychiatry VA Research Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Unsung Hero Award

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

Polymath Award

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)

Emerita/Emeritus Award

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences), Emerita


Professional Honors and Awards

by year

Rania Awaad
Stanford Impact Lab Design Fellow
Stanford Impact Lab

Omer Revah, Felicity Gore, and Kevin Kelley, in the Pasca Lab
Sammy Kuo Awards
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute 

Jonathan Updike
Rural Health Fellows Program of 2023
National Rural Health Association

Integrated Behavioral Health team
2021 SHC Malinda S. Mitchell Quality and Service Award
Stanford Health Care

Makoto Kawai
2022 Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award
National Academy of Medicine 

Emmanuel Mignot (shared with Masashi Yanagisawa at the University of Tsukuba)
2023 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation

Keith Humphreys
named Honorary Officer
Order of the British Empire

Karl Deisseroth (shared with Peter Hegemann at Humboldt University of Berlin and Gero Miesenböck at the University of Oxford)
2022 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
Columbia University