lahti nina UAB Psychiatry faculty members Adrienne Lahti,(left) M.D. and Nina Kraguljac, M.D. (right)received the 2017 Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry at the annual meeting  of the American Psychiatric Association in San Diego in May 2017. This prestigious prize honors research excellence in the physiological, psychological, and/or sociological causes and treatment for schizophrenia. This award recognizes a senior researcher who has made significant contributions to research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia as both a researcher and a mentor, as well as an outstanding junior research psychiatrist working in a mentor-trainee relationship with the senior recipient of this award.  Dr. Lahti was singled out for her contributions and exceptional achievements in schizophrenia research and mentorship of early career psychiatrists. The award selection committee recognized Dr. Kraguljac’s excellence in schizophrenia research as an early career psychiatrist. This is an important award in schizophrenia research, and a well-deserved honor for these two outstanding members of the UAB Department of Psychiatry.