HONORS AND AWARDS
Sandoz Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society for 1974 for the best original paper in the field of Psychiatry in India published during 1973 ("Psychophysiological therapy based on the concepts of Patanjali")
A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Award in Clinical Sciences for 1981, given by the Society of Biological Psychiatry, for the paper "Ex Uno Multi:Subtyping the Schizophrenic Syndrome"
MERIT Award for the project "Late-Onset Schizophrenia: A Neuropsychiatric Study," given by the National Institute of Mental Health, 1988.
Outstanding Neuroscientist Award given by the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America, 1988.
President, Neuroscience Chapter of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America, 1988-1989.
Listed in "Marquis' Who's Who in America"
Commendation for Dedicated Service, The American Legion, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, California, Feb. 1991.
Listed in "The Best Doctors in America" 1992-1993 and 1994-95, edited by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Woodward/White Publishers.
Listed in the "Best Mental Health Experts in the USA" by Good Housekeeping, 1994.
Distinguished Lecture, Dean’s Series, University of California, San Diego, January 2000.
Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Interventions Effectiveness (CATIE) Alzheimer’s Trial Site Excellence Award, March 2002.
Award for Outstanding Contributions to the education of international medical graduates, from the Wyeth-Ayerst AADPRT International Medical Graduate Mentorship Program in Psychiatry, 2002.
Distinguished Investigator Award, from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), July 2002.
Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) list of the “world's most cited authors”--comprising less than one half of one percent of all publishing researchers of the last two decades, July 2002.
Older Adult Mental Health Research Award from the San Diego County Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services, October 2002.
Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for "special leadership or outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research in geriatric psychiatry anywhere in the world" from the American Psychiatric Association, May 2003.
C. Charles Burlingame Award for "outstanding leadership in psychiatric research, education or administration" from the Institute of Living, Hartford, October 2003.
Archived Interview, International Historical Archives of Psychopharmacology, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, December 2003.
Warren B. Smith Award for “outstanding contributions to the field of biological psychiatry” from the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry, March 2004.
Asian Heritage Award for “Excellence in Science, Technology, and Research” from Asia, the Journal of Culture and Commerce, May 2004.
Most Distinguished Physician Teacher / Researcher Award from the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin, June 2004.
Visiting Professor, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, November 2004.
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, November 2004.
Certificate of Honour, 57th Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, January 2005.
Geriatric Research Award from the American College of Psychiatrists, March 2005.
Visiting Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Massachusetts, April 2005.
Award for Research in Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, May 2005.
Award for Service to the Field, International Psychogeriatric Assocation, September 2005.
San Diego’s Top Doctors, San Diego County Medical Society and the San Diego Magazine, October 2005.
George Tarjan Award for Outstanding Contributions by International Medical Graduate, American Psychiatric Association, May 2006.
Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh, June 2006.
Recovery Research Inspiration Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Diego Chapter, September 2006.
Membership of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, October 2006.
Membership, National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institutes of Health, October 2006.
Taylor Lecture, University of Maryland Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, October 2007.
San Diego’s Top Doctors, San Diego County Medical Society and the San Diego Magazine, October 2007.
Membership, National Institutes of Health - Council of Councils, October 2007.
Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, May 2008.
Distinguished Graduate Award, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry, May
Healthcare Champion Award (Educator), San Diego Business Journal, August 2008.
Distinguished Psychiatrist Lecturer, American Psychiatric Association, May 2009.
University of Cincinnati, The Lurie Psychiatric Lectureship, November 2009.
University of Pennsylvania Edward A. Strecker Annual Award for outstanding psychiatrists,
Ted van Putten Memorial Lecture on Schizophrenia, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and University of California, Los Angeles, April 2010.
San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence – 2010 Top Doctors, San Diego County Medical Society and the San Diego Magazine, October 2010.