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Anticevic to receive Society of Biological Psychiatry research award

February 25, 2016

Alan Anticevic, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and of psychology, will receive the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s A.E. Bennett Research Award in clinical/translational research for 2016.

The prestigious honor includes a cash award of $5,000 for the purpose of stimulating international research in biological psychiatry by young investigators.

The award will be presented May 13 during the Society’s 71st annual meeting in Atlanta.

The prize is awarded based on a body of work. Anticevic was required to submit three significant research papers to the award committee.

Anticevic said the award is recognition of the collaborative and supportive environment in the Yale Department of Psychiatry.

“In particular, I would like to single out Dr. John Krystal (department chair) for cultivating a rich and supportive intellectual environment that has generated vital momentum for our lab’s and division’s research,” Anticevic said. “Also, this award is particularly rewarding as it recognizes a body of work which could not happen without important contributions from talented students and collaborators.”

Anticevic operates the Anticevic Lab at Yale, which seeks to better understand, at the neural system level, the mechanisms behind cognitive and affective deficits in neuropsychiatric illness.

Specifically, the group's research focuses on understanding these processes in schizophrenia, bipolar illness, and addiction.

Last year, Anticevic was awarded the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation's 2015 Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research. He received the Brain and Behavior Foundation Young Investigator Award in 2012, and the 2014 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Sciences.
Submitted by Christopher Gardner on February 25, 2016