The WPA announces that Kenneth S. Kendler, Professor of Psychiatry and Human and Molecular Genetics at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA, is the recipient of the Jean Delay Prize 2011.
The Jean Delay Prize, awarded by the WPA every third year, is the most prestigious prize in the field of psychiatry. It bears the name of the first President of the WPA, and is awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution in building bridges between biological, psychological and social aspects of psychiatry.
Kenneth Kendler is well known for his studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for mood disorders, schizophrenia and substance abuse. He will deliver a lecture on this issue in the Opening Session of the 15th World Congress of Psychiatry, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 18 to 22 September, 2011.
According to a long-standing tradition, the Prize is supported by an unrestricted grant from Servier.