Paper Of The Year Award


Resident-Fellow Member (RFM)  – two winners this year:

Rachel L. Dillinger, M.D. (UMMC/Sheppard Pratt)

Addressing the Stigma Surrounding Serious Mental Illness in Adolescents: a Brief Intervention

Jason Theis, M.D., Ph.D. (JHU)

Firearm Suicide Among Veterans of the U.S. Military: A Systematic Review


Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP): Elizabeth J. Prince, D.O.

A longitudinal study of personality traits, anxiety, and depressive disorders in young adults



Resident/Fellow:  Jooyoung Lee, M.D.

Search trends preceding increases in suicide: A cross-correlation study of monthly Google search volume and suicide rate using transfer function models
Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP)  – two winners this year:

Paul Nestadt, M.D.

Prevalence of long gun use in Maryland firearm suicides

T. Avi Gerstenblith, M.D.

Trichotillomania comorbidity in a sample enriched for familial obsessive-compulsive disorder



Resident/Fellow:  Viviana Alvarez-Toro, M.D.

Revisiting the False Confession Problem

Early Career: Traci Speed, M.D., Ph.D.

An Innovative Perioperative Pain Program for Chronic Opioid Users



Resident/Fellow:  Paul Nestadt, M.D.

Urban–Rural Differences in Suicide in the State of Maryland: The Role of Firearms

Early Career: Traci Speed, M.D., Ph.D.

Survey of Pain Therapies in Marfan Syndrome



Resident/Fellow:  Traci Speed, M.D., Ph.D.

Characterization of Pain, Disability, and Psychological Burden in Marfan Syndrome.”

Early Career: Jennifer Coughlin, M.D.

In vivo markers of inflammatory response in recent-onset schizophrenia: a combined study using [11C]DPA-713 PET and analysis of CSF and plasma



Resident/Fellow:  Asheena Keith, M.D.

Behavioral Interventions for Tobacco Use in HIV-infected Smokers: a Meta-analysis.”



Resident/Fellow:  Avi Gerstenblith, M.D.

Lyme Disease: A Review of Its Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Treatment.”

Early Career: Margo Lauterbach, M.D.

Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury–Induced Dyskinesia With Tetrabenazine: A Case Report.”



Resident/Fellow: Carol Vidal, M.D., M.P.H.

“Meta-Analysis of efficacy of mirtazapine as an adjunctive treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia.”

Early Career: Maju Koola, M.D.

“Relief of cannabis withdrawal symptoms and cannabis quitting strategies in people with schizophrenia.”

Open category: Rebecca Birnbaum, M.D.

“Functional neuroimaging and schizophrenia: a view towards effective connectivity modeling and polygenic risk.”.