Professor Stephen Wood was today presented with the 2017 Society for Mental Health Research Oration Award. The award recognises a SHMR member who is prominent in the Australian and New Zealand psychiatric research community. It was presented to Professor Wood in acknowledgment of his contributions to understanding the neurobiological markers of mental illness.
Professor Wood, who leads the clinical translational neuroscience research program at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, delivered the 2017 Oration in Canberra today where and spoke about mentoring, specifically remembering his mentor, the late Professor Larry Seidmen, an eminent American neuropsychologist.
“I’m very honoured to be receiving this award,” Professor Wood said. “It is wonderful to be recognised for the work I have been involved in, and I hope that I can use this as an impetus for further achievement.