Rubenstein recognized with trio of honors

Faculty member John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, was recently honored by three organizations for his work in the fields of child and adolescent psychiatry and neuroscience.

He was named the 2015 Heinrich Waelsch Memorial Neuroscience Lecturer by Columbia University and delivered his lecture, “Transcriptional Regulation of Forebrain Development,” at the New York Psychiatric Institute. The lectureship is held annually in remembrance of Heinrich Waelsch, MD, PhD, an internationally respected researcher who was intimately connected with the development of the field of neurochemistry and the founding of the International Brain Research Organization.

In December, Rubenstein was announced as the 2016 recipient of the Child Mind Institute (CMI)’s Distinguished Scientist Award. Selected each year by the group’s Scientific Research Council, the award commends exceptional researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, or developmental neuroscience. In addition to his recognition at the CMI’s annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner, he will present at a scientific symposium sponsored by CMI later this year.

Rubenstein has also been selected as this year’s recipient of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s Blanch F. Ittleson Award for his exceptional published research in child and adolescent psychiatry leading to a significant advance in promoting the mental health of children. He will formally receive the award at the APA’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta this May.