Deanna Barch, the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and professor of psychological and brain sciences, received the Gold Medal Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) at their annual meeting in San Diego. The award honors “pioneering contributions” to biological psychiatry and recognizes “significant and sustained work that advances and extends knowledge” in the field.
Barch, vice dean of research in Arts & Sciences, is well known for her research into the neurobiological causes of cognitive and language deficits in schizophrenia and other disorders.
“I am so honored to be given this award by my colleagues,” said Barch, who is the editor of Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science, a journal published by SOBP. “It is particularly meaningful coming from the Society for Biological Psychiatry given all of the wonderful colleagues with whom I have worked over the past 25 years who are members of this organization and whose outstanding science has been an inspiration for me.”
Founded in 1945, the Society of Biological Psychiatry aims to “promote excellence in research investigating the nature, causes, mechanisms, and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, and behavior.”