Sagar Parikh, M.D., John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience; professor of psychiatry; professor of health management and policy; and associate director of the U-M Depression Center, has been selected as the winner of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders' (ISBD) 2020 Mogens Schou Award for Education and Teaching.
"The ISBD Awards committee seeks to identify candidates for the Mogens Schou Award whose contributions, commitment and passion honor the legacy of Prof. Schou," states Dr. Parikh's award notification. "(His) development of numerous courses and educational products, delivery of countless talks to the entire spectrum of stakeholders in bipolar disorder, oversight of educational programming at prominent bipolar and mood disorders meetings, and innovative approach to education in general have advanced the pedagogy in bipolar disorders substantially over the course of (Dr. Parikh's) career."
The tradition of the Mogens Schou Award began at the International Conference on Bipolar Disorder (ICBD) in recognition of Mogens Schou, M.D. for his establishment of the first efficacious treatment for bipolar disorder and for his contributions to the field of psychiatry and the treatment of bipolar disorder over his lifetime. The Award, initiated by the course directors of the ICBD, has become an ongoing feature of the annual meetings of the ISBD.
“It’s a wonderful honor and pleasure to have this recognition from the International Society of Bipolar Disorders,” says Dr. Parikh.
In 2003, the Prechter Program's founder, Wally Prechter, received the Mogens Schou Award in the category for "Distinguished Service."