Coveted Award for Pakistani Doctor

Dr. Ahsan Y. Khan (left) receives the awards

The 34th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists (AACP) was held at Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel in San Francisco, California, from March 14-16, 2008. The meeting was jointly sponsored by the University of Iowa and the AACP. The focus of the educational sessions this year was on the "Use of New Technologies in Psychiatric Practice". 
Every year, AACP select one article published in the journal of Annals of Clinical Psychiatry for the "George Winokur Clinical Research Award". This year, Dr. Carol North, president of the AACP and chair of the George Winokur Clinical Research Award Committee, selected Dr. Ahsan Y. Khan, as the recipient of the award for his article on "Clinical and Demographic Factors Associated with DSM-IV Melancholic Depression", published in the second issue of the journal last year.  
The AACP institutedshed the award in 1979. Original unpublished papers were solicited in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. The award includes a cash prize, engraved award, complimentary one year membership in AACP and travel and accommodations to attend the meeting. Judging is conducted by the Academy’s Research Award Committee. 
The award was presented to Dr. Khan on March 15, 2008. After the ceremony, Dr. Khan presented his article to all the attending psychiatrists  who had come from all over the United States. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Khan answered questions asked by the audience.
Dr. Khan got his degree in medicine from  the Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita. Currently, he is working there as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry.  
Dr. Khan is the only Pakistani-born Psychiatrist to win this award. Congratulations to Dr. Khan! Keep up the good work.




Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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