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Resident Awards and Honors

Resident Awards and Honors – 2004-2016

2015 USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Finalist Team
Drs. Seth Kleinerman, Akshay Lohitsa, Andrew Edelstein

2014 USA/American Psychitric Association Mind Games Championship Winning Team
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Seth Kleinerman, Adam Demner, Akshay Lohitsa, Glen Gabbard

2014 USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Championship Winning Team

2013 USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Finalist Team

  • Elizabeth Auchincloss, Akshay Lohitsa, Anna Dickerman, Alexander Harris, Jack Barchas

2012 USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Finalist Team

  • Jonathan Avery, Anna Dickerman, Alexander Harris

2011 USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Finalist Team

  • Elizabeth Auchincloss, Conor Liston, Jennifer Bernstein, Ben Zebley, Sibel Klimstra

Robert Accordino

  • Marguerite Casey Foundation Grant $5000 to support the programmatic work of Music for Autism, December 15, 2012

Amir Afkhami

  • Jack D. Pressman –Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award/American Association for the History of Medicine/2006

Kwame Akowuah

  • APIRE/Minority Travel mini-Fellowship/ 2009

Jonathan Avery

  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry/Fellowship/ 2011-2013
  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2011
  • Section Editor, American Journal of Psychiatry, Residents’ Journal/2010-2012
  • NYPH-Cornell Representative, American Psychiatry Association, New York District Branch, Residents’ Committee/2012
  • 2nd Place USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2012
  • American Psychiatric Association/Distinguished Resident Award/2013

Jennifer Bernstein

  • 2nd Place USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2012
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Care Award/ August 2011

D. Bhatt

  • Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar/American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education/2008-10
  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2010

Vanessa Bobb

  • APA Minority Fellowship/Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals/2008-10

Benjamin Brody

  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry/Fellowship/ 2009-2011

Andrene Campbell

  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2011

Dorothy Chyung

  • AACAP Educational Outreach Program for General Psychiatry 

Joseph Cousin

  • NYPH-Shining Star Award/2007-08

Mark D’Agostino

  • Editorial Board Member, Globalization and Mental Health

Adam Demner

  • Shining Star/NYPH Distinguished Service Award/2011
  • Distinguished Housestaff Award/Cornell Medical College Alumni Council/2013

Anna Dickerman

  • First Prize Residents’ Paper Competition/Society for Liaison Psychiatry/2011
  • Shining Star, New York Presbyterian Hospital/2011
  • 2nd Place New York State Psychiatric Association 4th Annual Scientific Paper
  • Award/2011 Recipient, Trainee Travel Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting/2011
  • 2nd Place USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2012
  • 3rd Place USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2013
  • Webb Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine/2012-2013
  • Fellowship, American Psychoanalytic Association/2013-2014

Christin Drake

  • APA/SAMSHA Fellowship/2011

Marc Dubin

  • Janssen Scholars/APIRE Program for Severe Mental Illness/2007-9
  • First Prize, American Psychiatric Association, NY District Branch, Resident Paper Prize/2007

Diana Feldman

  • American Association Geriatric Psychiatry/Stepping Stones Fellow/2004-5

Zachary Freyberg

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2004NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2005
  • GlaxoSmith Kline Fellow/American Psychiatric Association/2006-8
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2007
  • Laughlin Fellowship/American College of Psychiatrists/2008
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2008

David Galarneau

  • Honorable Mention, American Psychiatric Association New York District Branch Resident Research Award/2005
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2005
  • Cornell University Medical College Alumni Association Distinguished House Officer Award/2004-5

Kendall Genre

  • Distinguished House Officer Award/Weill Cornell Medical College/2006
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Fellow/Association of Women Psychiatrist/2006

Andrew Gerber

  • NIMH Outstanding Resident Award/2003
  • American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education; Research Colloquium for
  • Junior Investigators/2004-5
  • American College of Psychiatrists, Laughlin Award/2005-6
  • Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Eugene Friedberg Award/2005-6

Judith Gold

  • Association of Women Psychiatrists/Outstanding Contribution to Women in Psychiatry/2003
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Travel Grant/2005-6

Janna Gordon-Elliot

  • APIRE/Janssen Scholars Award/ 2009-2011

Shannon Gulliver (Caspersen)

  • Outreach Advisor for the Junior Committee of the New York Center For Children, 2010

Cary Gunther

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2006

Gregory Hannahs

  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association/Resident Representative/2002-4

Oliver Harper

  • Shining Star/NYPH Distinguished Service Award/2011
  • Benjamin Rush Scholar/2011

Alexander Harris

  • DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Scholar/2010
  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2011
  • American Psychiatric Association/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals MD/PhD Psychiatric Research Fellowship/ 2013  
  • 2nd Place in USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2012
  • 3rd Place in USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2013

Mona Jain

  • Representative, American Psychiatric Association, New York District Branch/2006-07

Sireesha Jathavedam

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2008

Ronit Kedem

  • Cornell Representative, Emory University Residents’ Symposium/2007
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2008

Doonam Kim

  • American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, Program in Minority Research Training in Psychiatry, Fellow/2003

Andrew Kopelman

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Shining Star Award for Service/2008

Jennifer Kraker

  • American Psychosomatic Medicine Trainee Award 2007
  • MIT Representative, APA New York County District Branch/2008-9
  • APA/Bristol Meyers Squibb Fellowship in Public Psychiatry/2009-2011

Annie Lau

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2009

Vivian Lee

  • NYPH-Cornell Representative, American Psychiatry Association, New York District Branch, Residents’ Committee/2010-2012

Conor Liston

  • DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Scholar/2008
  • APIRE/Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Award/2010-2012
  • 2nd Place in USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2011
  • 1st Prize/American Psychiatric Association New York County District Branch Residents’Research Day /2011
  • Resident Research Award: International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN) /2011
  • APA-Pfizer MD/PhD Psychiatric Research Fellowship/2012
  • Recipient, NIMH K99 Research Grant/2012

Akshay Lohitsa

  • 3rd Place in USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2013

Sharon Maddock

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk, Cornell Department of Psychiatry, Residency Program Team Co-Captain, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2011
  • NYPH-Cornell Representative, American Psychiatry Association, New York District Branch, Residents’ Committee/2010-2012

Feyza Marouf

  • American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry/Bristol-Meyers Squibb/Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry/2006-07

Sarah Schur McCarty

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk, Cornell Department of Psychiatry, Residency Program Team Captain, 2009; Co-Captain, 2010, 2011
  • Shining Star Award/NYPH/2009

Oren Messeri

  • Wilkenfeld Resident’s Scholarship/American Group Psychotherapy Conference/2004

Sarah Meyer

  • Distinguished House Staff Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Council/2009
  • Alexandra Symonds Fellowship, Women’s Psychiatric Association/2010

Wendy Moyal

  • NYPH-Shining Star Award/2008-09

David Nissan

  • Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar, American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education 2013-2015
  • Falcon Award/New York Presbyterian Hospital Award for Service/2013

Mallay Occhiogrosso

  • Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, Fellow/2004-06

Sandra Park

  • American Psychiatric Association/Aventis/Women Leaders in Psychiatry Award/2003

Julie Penzner

  • Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar/American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education/2006-08
  • American College of Psychiatrists/ Laughlin Fellowship/2009
  • Honorable Mention/American Psychiatric Association New York County District BranchResidents’ Research Day /2009
  • Travel Fellowship/ American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Workshop on Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology/ 2009

Mark Petrini

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2005

Xenia Protopopescu

  • DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Scholar/2008

Raymond Raad

  • Benjamin Rush Scholar/2009
  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2010
  • NYPH-Cornell Representative, American Psychiatry Association, New York District Branch, Residents’ Committee/2010-2012
  • Rappeport Fellowship, American Association of Psychiatry and the Law/2012
  • Distinguished Housestaff Award/ Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council/2012

Anna Rosen

  • Falcon Award/NYPH Service Award/2011
  • Association of Women Psychiatrists-Alexandra and Martin Symonds Foundation Fellowship/2012

Alexandra Sacks

  • Benjamin Rush Scholar/2008
  • Association of Women Psychiatrists-Alexandra and Martin Symonds Foundation Fellowship/2012

Annaheta Salajegheh

  • NYPH-Cornell Representative, American Psychiatry Association, New York District Branch, Residents’ Committee/2010-2012

Julia Samton

  • American Psychiatric Association/New York District Branch Resident Research Award/Honorable Mention/2003-04

Lorin Scher

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk, Cornell Department of Psychiatry, Residency Program Team Captain/2008
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2009

Sonali Sharma

  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb Fellow/American Psychiatric Association/2006-08
  • Samuel W. Perry III, M.D. Distinguished Award in Psychiatric Medicine/2007

Karthik Sivashanker

  • Co-Chair/ Residents’ Committee/American Psychiatric Association, New York District Branch/2010-2012
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Educational Outreach Program/2011
  • The American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal Guest Section Editor/2011

Caitlin Snow

  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Honors Scholar/2014Nomination for the APA American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship program/2013
  • NYP’s Amazing People Recognition Program/2012, 2014
  • The Oskar Diethelm Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry/ 2011
  • The Henry Adelman Memorial Award for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine/2011
  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Scholar/2011

Jennifer Sweet

  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2011
  • Falcon Award/NYPH Distinguished Service Award/2011
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk, Cornell Department of Psychiatry, Residency Program Team Co-Captain, 2012

Christina Treece

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2005

Christine Truman

  • Janssen Scholars Program for Severe Mental Illness/2002-04
  • American Psychiatric Association/GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship/2002-04
  • American Psychiatric Association/9th Annual Research Colloquium for Junior Investigator Award and New York District Branch Resident Research Award/Third Prize/2003-04
  • New Investigator Award Recipient/2004

Emma Wall

  • Cornell Department of Psychiatry Representative, NYC Global Mental Health Forum, Society for Emotional Well-being Worldwide (SEWW)

Michael Walton

  • American Psychiatric Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Stepping Stones
  • Fellowship/2006-07
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award for Service/2007
  • Distinguished House Staff Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Council/2008

Brendon Watson

  • DeWitt Wallace Research Scholar/2009
  • NIMH Outstanding Resident Award/2011
  • National Science Foundation Temporal Dynamics of Learning and Memory Center Small Grant/2012
  • National Science Foundation Temporal Dynamics of Learning and Memory Center Small Grant/2012
  • American Psychiatric Association/Lilly Research Fellowship/2013

Elhav Weinstein

  • Falcon Award/NYPH Distinguished Service Award/2012

James Wolak

  • Distinguished House Staff Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Council/2006

Genevieve Yuen

  • American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Honors Scholar/2010
  • Distinguished House Staff Award/ WeillCornell Medical College Alumni Council/2010
  • Honorable Mention/American Psychiatric Association New York County District Branch Residents’ Research Day/2011

Benjamin Zebley

  • 2nd Place in USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Competition/2011
  • Reviewer: American Journal of Psychiatry, Residents’ Journal
  • Falcon Award/NYPH Distinguished Service Award/2011

April Zhu

  • American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Stepping Stones Fellow/2005-06

Matthew Zimmerman

  • Shining Star/NYPH Service Award/2010
  • Distinguished House Staff Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Council/2011

Jessica Zonana

  • Distinguished House Staff Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Council/2007
  • American Psychiatric Association, Ad Hoc Committee for the Study of GBLT issues/2007

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