Fred Goodwin, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director
of The Center on Neuroscience, Medical Progress, and Society, at
The George Washington University Medical Center.
Dr. Goodwin is a physician-scientist specializing in psychiatry and
psychopharmacology, and is the former Director of NIMH. Prior to that, he held a
Presidential Appointment as head of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health
He serves on the editorial boards of key scientific journals, including the
Archives of General Psychiatry, and is founder and co-editor-in-chief of
Dr. Goodwin is a recipient of the major research awards in his field, including
the Hofheimer Prize from the American Psychiatric Association, the International
Anna-Monika Prize for Research in Depression, the Edward A. Strecker Award, and
the Research Prize from the American Psychological Association.
In 1986, President Reagan conferred upon Dr. Goodwin the highest honor available
to a member of the Federal service: The Presidential Distinguished Executive
Award. Psychiatric Times named him their first Psychiatrist of the Year, and
"Best Teacher in Psychiatry." In 1990, he received the Service to Science Award
from the National Association for Biomedical Research, and the Public Service
Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
He has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Alliance
for the Mentally Ill, the top research prize by the National Mental Health
Association, and was the first recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association.
The author of over 400 publications, Dr. Goodwin collaborated with Kay Jamison,
Ph.D., in writing Manic-Depressive Illness, the first psychiatric text to win the
Best Medical Book Award from the Association of American Publishers. He is one
of five psychiatrists on the Current Contents list of the most-frequently cited
scientists in the world, one of 12 psychiatrists listed in the Best Doctors in
the U.S., and is listed in the Town and Country nationwide referral guide to the
Best Psychotherapists in America.