June 23, 2023

Sarah Sperry, Ph.D., Awarded the Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award

Sarah Sperry, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program wins the award at the 2023 International Society of Bipolar Disorders Conference.

Sarah Sperry, Ph.D.
Sarah Sperry, Ph.D.

At the 2023 Annual International Society of Bipolar Disorders Conference in Chicago, IL, Sarah Sperry, Ph.D., was awarded the Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award. In an effort to recognize the outstanding work of future leaders in the field, the Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Awards is given to four young investigators for original research publication submissions. The Awards are named in honor of Dr. Samuel Gershon, an early pioneer of lithium research who introduced lithium to the US from Australia. He was a founding member of the ISBD and its first elected president, and was an Editor-in-Chief of Bipolar Disorders, the official Society journal. Dr. Sperry won the award based on her work, "Longitudinal dynamics of co-occurring alcohol use, mood, and functioning in bipolar spectrum disorders." 

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