Congratulations to MPS Paper of the Year Winners!

The MPS Academic Psychiatry Committee “best paper” award recognizes outstanding manuscripts authored by young psychiatrists that are published or in press in the immediately preceding year. The selection subcommittee reviewed several submissions of excellent papers. Congratulations to this year’s winners who will receive cash prizes funded by the Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry and be recognized at the April 28 annual meeting:


Medical Student Member (MSM) (2 way tie)

Michael Johnathan Charles Bray, MS (JHU)

Racial Differences in Statewide Suicide Mortality Trends in Maryland During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic in JAMA Psychiatry 2021 Apr 1

Nicholas O. Daneshvari, MS (JHU)

Neuroimaging Correlates of Syndromal Anxiety Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review of the Literature in Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2021 Sep 14


Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) 

Stephanie S. Kulaga, M.D. (UMMC/SP)

Viral respiratory infections and psychosis: A review of the literature and the implications of COVID-19  in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2021 Aug


Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP)

Lindsay R. Standeven, M.D. (JHU)

Allopregnanolone and depression and anxiety symptoms across the peripartum: an exploratory study in Archives of Women’s Mental Health 2021 Oct 29