Dr. Sophia Vinogradov Receives National Alliance on Mental Illness Award

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has awarded Sophia Vinogradov, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, the annual Scientific Research Award. The award is presented to those who "inspire hope through research."

Dr. Vinogradov is the Donald W. Hastings Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and Department Head of Psychiatry. She directs a translational clinical neuroscience laboratory that focuses on cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. In collaboration with basic scientists, she studies neuroscience-informed computerized cognitive training exercises for patients with schizophrenia that aim to drive enduring plastic changes in cortical processing. Her work has contributed to a growing interest in the use of computerized “brain training” to treat some of the brain information processing abnormalities of psychiatric illnesses, and she was a participant at the White House conference on “Video Games to Enhance Attention and Well-Being.”

Dr. Vinogradov will be presented the award on Thursday evening, December 7th at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.