Hugh Hendrie, M.B., Ch.B., D.Sc., has been honored with the prestigious Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. He received the award at the 2007 APA National Meeting in San Diego on May 21.
The Jack Weinberg award was established in 1983 in honor of the late Jack Weinberg, M.D., past president of the APA and a pioneer in the field of geriatric psychiatry. The annual award honors a psychiatrist who has demonstrated special leadership or who has done outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research initiatives in geriatric psychiatry anywhere in the world.
"I am delighted and honored to be this year's recipient of the Jack Weinberg award. Most of my work has been collaborative in nature, so this award also recognizes the great contributions of my colleagues to the field," said Dr. Hendrie, IU School of Medicine professor of psychiatry and a Regenstrief Institute research scientist. He is also an IU Center for Aging Research Center scientist.
Dr. Hendrie, who served as chairman of the IU School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry from 1975 to 2000, is an internationally respected researcher in psychogeriatrics and the epidemiology of dementia. His work focuses on risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related brain diseases, especially in African-Americans and Africans. While chairman he developed and also directed a section of geriatric psychiatry, one of the first in the United States.
Dr. Hendrie received his M.B., Ch.B. and D.Sc. from the University of Glasgow. He also holds a diploma in psychiatry from the University of Manitoba and a M.S. from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Dr. Hendrie is a past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Geriatric Psychiatry Alliance and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Psychiatry, as well as a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.