Calarge Recognized for 'Outstanding Clinical Research'
August 1, 2011
A University of Iowa psychiatrist has been recognized for
outstanding research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation,
formerly the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and
Chadi Calarge, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and a 2007
NARSAD Young Investigator, was chosen from among leading young medical
scientists around the nation for the Klerman Award for Outstanding
Clinical Research. He received the award Friday, July 29, during the
annual Klerman and Freedom Awards event in New York City. The award
comes with a $1,000 cash prize.
Calarge was recognized for his work addressing the long-term
safety of the antipsychotic drug risperidone in children and
adolescents. He has presented his findings at major scientific meetings
and has published several articles in scientific journals. He has also
received a National Institute of Mental Health exploratory research
grant and a career development grant to further his work in this area.
Since 1987 the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has awarded
close to $300 million in more than 4,000 NARSAD grants to scientists
worldwide. The foundation is dedicated to finding the causes of,
improving treatments for and preventing mental illnesses that affect one
in four people in the United States.