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 18 annual meeting:


Resident/Fellow Members (RFMs)

Deepak Salem, D.O. (UMMS) Role of microtubule actin crosslinking factor 1 (MACF1) in bipolar disorder pathophysiology and potential in lithium therapeutic mechanism

Andrew van der Vaart, M.D., Ph.D. (UMMS) Revisiting delusion subtypes in schizophrenia based on their underlying structures


Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP)

Aditya Pawar, M.D. (Kennedy Krieger) Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Medical and Recreational Cannabis Laws and Cannabis Use Among Youth in the United States