NYU Child Study Center researcher receives award from NARSAD

10/18/04

Dr. Rachel Klein awarded NARSAD Joy and William Ruane Prize for Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Research

New York, NY (October 19, 2004)--Rachel Klein, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the New York University Child Study Center and Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, has been awarded the fourth annual Joy and William Ruane Prize for Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Research to be awarded at NARSAD's Gala Dinner on Friday, October 22, 2004.

The Ruane Prize of $50,000 is awarded by the NARSAD to a scientist conducting exemplary research on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of severe child psychiatric illness. The chosen researcher is one who gives particular promise for advancing the fields on child and adolescent psychotic, affective or other severe psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Klein has been an active researcher in child psychiatry for several decades and has been involved with a number of National Institute of Mental Health-funded studies including research on Methylphenidate Efficacy and Safety in ADHD Preschoolers, Treatment of Child Anxiety in Nonpsychiatric Settings, Childhood Stimulant Impact on Later Drug Abuse, and Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study (CAMS). Dr. Klein has authored over 200 articles and seven books and has played a major role in the career development of young researchers in psychiatry.

Magda Campbell, M.D., Professor Emeritus at the New York University School of Medicine was also honored with NARSAD's Ruane Prize for her research.

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