Psychiatry head to receive major award

S. Charles Schulz, M.D., head of the Department of Psychiatry, will receive the esteemed Stanley Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia in 2014. For more than 50 years, The American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) has issued this award to “a group or individual that has made a major contribution to the treatment of schizophrenic disorders.”

The award will be presented at the next annual meeting of the ACP in February 2014. As part of the award ceremony, Schulz has also been asked to present a brief lecture on his work.

Schulz is the founder of the Schizophrenia Program at the Medical College of Virginia and, previous to his coming to the University of Minnesota, was the Medical Director of the Schizophrenia Module at University of Pittsburgh. He has contributed to the National Plan on Schizophrenia Research and with his colleague Dr. Carol Tamminga, started the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research.

Schulz was featured as an expert in the 2011 Academic Health Center informational video The Value of Academic Medicine: Confronting Psychiatric Illness. Watch to see him discuss relevant psychiatric issues including schizophrenia.