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 Depression (NARSAD).
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.