The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the medical student award winners for prizes in psychiatry and the emotional growth and well-being of children. These awards will be conferred at the commencement exercises in May.
The Evans-Machlup Award is endowed by Doris Evans, MD, a CWRU SOM graduate and practicing pediatrician. The prize honors Dr. Evans’ mother and her colleague and friend, Marilyn Machlup. This award goes to a student who has demonstrated exceptional understanding of the emotional growth and development of children and the relationship between their mental and physical well-being. This year, Andrea Rosati, PhD will be the recipient of the Evans-Machlup Award. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Developmental Psychology and was a tenured faculty in the Psychology Department at Elmira College before she began medical school.
The Miriam Rosenthal Award for Excellence in Women’s Mental Health is awarded to the student who has completed a project related to women’s mental health and who has shown an appreciation for mental health concerns related to perinatal, post-partum and perimenopausal issues. This year’s Rosenthal Award goes to Yvonne Chasser for her research work (Caring for the Sexual Health of Young Hispanic Women: How do Hispanic Mothers Communicate with their Daughters?”) and her excellence on her clinical rotations in psychiatry and her interest in psychodynamic concepts.
The Helen and Leland Schubert Award for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry supports a student who best demonstrates an appreciation for the social and developmental context and a facility for empathic engagement with their patients, specifically in the context of their interactions with children. The award this year goes to Elizabeth Wolf who demonstrated excellence on an Academic Initiative experience on a Mood Disorders Unit and also on an elective in neurogenetics where she focused her attention particularly on neuropsychiatric disorders affecting children and adolescents.
The Philmore J. and Constance Mayer Haber Award for Excellence in General Psychiatry supports the student who best demonstrates an appreciation for and facility with a biopsychosocial approach to patients with serious and persistent mental illness. Indrany Datta-Barua will receive the Mayer Haber Prize for her outstanding performance on her core psychiatry rotation where she demonstrated a natural sense of caring and comfort for seriously ill patients, attention to biologic, psychological and social aspects of the patients’ situation, and a knowledge base that exceeded expectations.
The Ellen and Irving Rothchild Award for Excellence in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry is presented to the student who best demonstrates an appreciation for the interface between, and co-occurring presentations of medical and psychiatric clinical pathology and the interrelated nature of physical and mental health. Rachel Katz will receive this award for her excellent work on a consultation liaison rotation where she demonstrated her compassionate care, her interest and knowledge of use of medications in the medically ill, and her curiosity and inquisitiveness. She also performed exceptionally well on her core rotation where she demonstrated her natural ability to connect with patients and their families and a high degree of professionalism.