Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., Receives Prestigious Child Psychiatry Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently awarded Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., the Irving Philips Award for Prevention, its highest honor, for his dedication and outstanding achievements in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Academy member who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the prevention of mental illness in children and adolescents.
Dr. Koplewicz founded the NYU Child Study Center in 1997 with a mission, based on his own vision, to improve child mental health by expanding scientific knowledge of child and adolescent disorders, delivering evidence-based clinical care, and translating and disseminating new scientifically sound information to mental health professionals, pediatricians, educators, parents and policy makers. Under the leadership of Dr. Koplewicz, the NYU Child Study Center is now recognized as a world-renowned center for child and adolescent psychiatric care.
As Senior Vice President and Vice Dean for External Affairs of the NYU Medical Center, Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Koplewicz spearheads multiple aspects of prevention, research and treatment. In addition, his leadership as Director of the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, (NKI), has resulted in a $l0 million allocation for capital improvements to NKI in Governor Spitzer’s budget as well as funds for 15 new research scientists in child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Koplewicz is a resident of the Upper East Side of New York City and East Hampton. #
The NYU Child Study Center is dedicated to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of child and adolescent mental health problems. The Center offers expert psychiatric services for children, adolescents, young adults, and families with emphasis on early diagnosis and intervention. The Center’s mission is to bridge the gap between science and practice, integrating the finest research with patient care and state-of-the-art training utilizing the resources of the New York University School of Medicine. The goal of the Child Study Center is to bring together the most research-supported evaluations and treatments with an individualized and family centered approach. The Child Study Center was founded in 1997 and established as the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry within the NYU School of Medicine in 2006. For more information, please visit www.AboutOurKids.org #