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Elizabeth Weinberg, MD, Named First Recipient of Erikson Institute Discovery Encouragement Award (EIDEA)
Last year, the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center announced the creation of the Erikson Institute Discovery Encouragement Award (EIDEA), a $5,000 research grant available to Riggs staff to support a small scale, innovative research study with the potential to inform not only the work done at Riggs but also the work of the greater psychoanalytic community. It is envisioned that EIDEA seed funding will generate proof-of-concept data, with which the awardee will apply for external funding to continue this research.
After a competitive grant application process and review by members of the Austen Riggs Center external Research Consolation Group, the Erikson Institute is pleased to announce the first recipient of the EIDEA research grant: Elizabeth Weinberg, MD. Dr. Weinberg’s study “Short and Long-term Treatment Response in the Psychodynamic Treatment of Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression” will benefit from this first round of EIDEA funding.
Manager of Institutional Research Erikson Institute for Education and Research Kim Hunter-Schaedle, PhD, remarked “Dr. Weinberg is an excellent first recipient of the EIDEA. This new research grant is illustrative of Riggs’ commitment to supporting early stage research to generate proof-of-concept data with a view to then bridging out into the world to find external funding to continue the research and share our findings with the scientific community. The Erikson Institute looks forward to offering further EIDEA funding in 2016.”
For more information about research initiatives at Riggs, visit the Research section of our website.
Blogs written by Dr. Weinberg
- What Does the Open Setting Mean to You? - Part 2
- Navigating Turbulent Adolescent Years
- An Open Psychiatric Treatment Setting with Respect for Patient Authority
- Suicide Rates on the Rise
- Reflections On Suicide Following Suicide Awareness Month