Congratulations to the winners for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression.

This award is supported by the official ADAA journal, Depression and Anxiety, published by Wiley-Blackwell.


Erin Dunn, ScD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) and Genome-Environment-Wide Interaction Study (GEWIS) of Depressive Symptoms in African American and Hispanic/Latina Women

Negar Fani, PhD
Emory University
Structural and Functional Connectivity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Associations with FKBP5

Anthony King, PhD
University of Michigan
Altered Default Mode Network (DMN) Resting State Functional Connectivity Following a Mindfulness-based Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Combat Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq

Heide Klumpp, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Neural Reactivity to Reward as a Predictor of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Response in Anxiety and Depression

Naomi Sadeh, PhD
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System
Epigenetic Variation at SKA2 Predicts Suicide Phenotypes and Internalizing Psychopathology


Phillip Johnson, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Orexin 1 and 2 Receptor Involvement in CO2-Induced Panic-Associated Behaviors and Autonomic Responses

Honorable Mention
Randy Auerbach, PhD
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Emotion Processing Biases and Resting EEG Activity in Depressed Adolescents


Rebecca B. Price, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Looking Under the Hood of the Dot-Probe Task: An fMRI Study in Anxious Youth


Chandra Sripada, MD, PhD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Aberrant Reward Center Response to Partner Reputation During a Social Exchange Game in Generalized Social Phobia


Roxann Roberson-Nay, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Childhood Separation Anxiety Disorder and Adult Onset Panic Attacks Share a Common Genetic Diathesis

Christopher Lowry, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Elevated tph2 mRNA in a Rat Model of Chronic Anxiety


First Place
Jacek Debiec, MD, PhD
New York University
Memory Reconsolidation Studies and Their Implications for PTSD

Honorable Mention
Heide Klumpp, PhD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Trait Anxiety Modulates Anterior Cingulate Activation to Threat Interference

Honorable Mention

Carmen Andreescu, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Altered Cerebral Blood Flow Patterns Associated With Pathologic Worry in the Elderly


Greg Hajcak, PhD
Stony Brook University
Distinct Electrocortical and Behavioral Evidence for Increased Attention to Threat in Generalized Anxiety Disorder