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AFSP Research Award Recipients

Each year, AFSP recognizes the contributions of researchers to the field of suicide prevention.

Lifetime Achievement Awards are conferred for suicide prevention researchers whose career and body of work have had a significant and broad impact on the field of suicide prevention. AFSP also confers its Annual Research Award that is intended for a researcher or group of researchers who have completed significant research to advance a specific area of suicide prevention. The awards are made through a nomination and selection process conducted by the AFSP Scientific Council. Recipients present their work at an annual Research Award Dinner, an event for the AFSP scientific community, and receive their awards at the AFSP Annual Lifesavers Gala.

2019 Award Winners

Previous Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Jules Angst, M.D.
2013 AFSP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

George Murphy, M.D.
2008 AFSP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

David Shaffer, M.D.
2007 AFSP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
2006 AFSP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Norman L. Farberow, M.D.
2003 AFSP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Alec Roy, M.D.
2002 AFSP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Jan Fawcett, M.D.
2000 AFSP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Previous Annual Research Award Recipients

Cheryl King, Ph.D.
2018 Award Recipient

Joan Asarnow, Ph.D.
2017 Award Recipient

Alan Apter, M.D.
2016 Research Award Recipient

David Gunnell, Ph.D.
2015 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Guy Diamond, Ph.D. Gary Diamond, Ph.D.
2014 AFSP Research Award Recipients

Maria Oquendo, M.D.
2013 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.
2012 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Yeates Conwell, M.D.
2011 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Ghanshyam Pandey, Ph.D.
Victoria Arango, Ph.D.

2010 AFSP Research Award Recipients

Gregory Brown, Ph.D.
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D.
Glenn Currier, M.D.

2009 AFSP Research Award Recipients

Annette Beautrais, Ph.D.
2008 AFSP Research Award Recipient

J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., M.D.
2007 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Madelyn Gould, Ph.D.
2006 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Danuta Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D.
2005 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Ross J. Baldessarini, M.D.
Leonardo Tondo, M.D.
Bruno Müller-Oerlinghausen, M.D.
Alec Coppen, M.D.

2004 AFSP Research Award Recipients

Jouko Lönnqvist, M.D.
2003 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Keith Hawton, D.Sc.
2002 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Charles Nemeroff, M.D.
2001 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D.
2000 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.
1999 AFSP Research Award Recipient

David A. Brent, M.D.
1998 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Fredrick Goodwin, M.D.
1997 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
1996 AFSP Research Award Recipient

J. John Mann, M.D.
1995 AFSP Research Award Recipient

George Murphy, M.D.
1994 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Jan Fawcett, M.D.
1993 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Marie Asberg, M.D.
1992 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
1991 AFSP Research Award Recipient

Gerald Klerman, M.D.
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.

1990 AFSP Research Award Recipients

David Shaffer, M.D.
1989 AFSP Research Award Recipient

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