The American Psychological Foundation (APF) recently announced that Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan has been selected to receive the 2016 Alexander Gralnick Research Investigation Prize. The prize includes a $20,000 award to support Corrigan’s research. He will be recognized at an APF reception at the American Psychological Association Convention in August.
The Gralnick Prize is awarded biannually to exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness, including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia. An internationally recognized expert in the field, Corrigan’s research broadly focuses on stigma and discrimination experienced by those with serious mental illness. He has published more than 350 papers, authored or edited more than 15 books, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and is the editor of the journal Stigma and Health.
The APF was established in 1953 to provide financial support for innovative research, scholarships and projects for students and early career psychologists, working to make a difference in people’s lives. This prize was established by APF to honor the late Alexander Gralnick, M.D., and his contributions to the field of serious mental illness.