Bruce McEwen Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding scientists in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology have received the most prestigious Bruce McEwen Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to our understanding of brain-body interactions. Note that the name for this award has been changed in 2020 (formerly named Lifetime Achievement Award). The 2021 award will be the first named after PNE pioneer, Bruce E. McEwen.


2021 ISPNE Bruce McEwen Lifetime Achievement Award

Ned H. Kalin, M.D.
Hedberg Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics
6001 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI 53719-1179

Ned H. Kalin, M.D., is Hedberg Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is the Director of the HealthEmotions Research Institute and the Lane Neuroimaging Laboratory, a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, and an affiliate scientist at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Center and the Harlow Primate Laboratory. He serves as the principal investigator for several ongoing NIH funded research projects and has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles related to the adaptive and maladaptive expression of emotion and anxiety, and the childhood risk to develop anxiety disorders and depression. His research focuses on uncovering basic mechanisms that relate stress to the development of psychopathology and to understanding the mechanisms that cause some children to be vulnerable for the development of anxiety and depression. The aim of his research is to develop novel, neuroscientifically-informed, strategies for the treatment of anxiety disorders with a special focus on early life and preventive interventions for young children. In addition to his research activities, he treats patients who suffer from anxiety and depression who are refractory to standard treatment.

Dr. Kalin earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, did his residency in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, and a fellowship in Neuropsychopharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Kalin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and a fellow of the American College of Psychiatry. He has been recognized for numerous awards including the 1985 A.E. Bennett Award for basic science research in biological psychiatry, 2005 Edward A. Strecker Award, 2007 American College of Psychiatrists Award for research in mood disorders, 2007 Gerald Klerman Senior Investigator Award, 2015 Anna-Monika Prize of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and most recently the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital 2020 C. Charles Burlingame Award for compelling contributions to the field of psychiatry throughout his career. In 2013 he was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2015 he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine. In 2017, Dr. Kalin was inducted as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has served as President of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology and President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council and as Co-Editor for the international journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology. In 2019, Dr. Kalin was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry. 

Previous Lifetime Achievement Awards

2020:  James Herman
2019:  Marian Joëls
2018:  Megan Gunnar
2015:  Charles Nemeroff 
2015:  Alan Schatzberg
2014:  Michael Meaney
2013:  David Spiegel
2012:  Dirk Hellhammer
2007:  Ron de Kloet
2006:  Wylie Vale
2005:  John Mason
2004:  George Chrousos
2003:  Mary Dallman
2002:  Arthur Prange
2001:  Etienne Baulieu
2001:  Bruce McEwen
2000:  George Fink
2000:  Seymour Levine