Hinshaw to receive distinguished award for contributions to child development science

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

UCSF Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychology Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, has been selected by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) to receive a Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, one of the organization's highly prized Senior Distinguished Contribution Awards. He will formally receive the award during the SRCD’s 2017 Biennial Meeting in Austin this April.

The SRCD Senior Distinguished Contribution Awards were established in 1977 to recognize senior members who have distinguished themselves in various domains of child development research over a sustained period of time. Past recipients of the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award include such noted figures as Konrad Lorenz, MD, PhD; Nancy Bayley, PhD; John Bowlby, MD: Mary Ainsworth, PhD; Sir Michael Rutter CBE, FRS, FRCP, FRCPsych, FMedSci; Jerome Bruner, PhD; and Urie Bronfenbrenner, PhD. SRCD also presents awards in areas including public policy and practice, understanding diversity, scientific mentoring, and interdisciplinary work.

In addition to his position with UCSF Psychiatry, Hinshaw is a Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, where he also served as department chair from 2004-2011. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA, and his work focuses on developmental psychopathology, clinical interventions, and mental illness stigma, with specialization in ADHD.

He has authored over 300 publications and 14 books, including "The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change" (2007), "The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures" (2009), "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medications, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance" (2014), and "ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know" (2015). He is editor of Psychological Bulletin and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Hinshaw has received the California Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Contribution in Psychology Award and UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He also received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology in 2015. Most recently, Hinshaw received the 2016 Association for Psychological Science (APS)’s highest honor, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.