2021 Award Winners


Junior Award: Lamis, Dorian, Ph.D.

Dorian Lamis, PhD, ABPP, is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. He conducts research as well as provides direct clinical and administrative services at the Grady Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic with patients diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or are at-risk for suicide.

Dr. Lamis is a highly prolific scholar who is internationally recognized in his field of clinical psychology and suicide prevention. Since joining Emory, Dr. Lamis has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and established himself as an independent leader in the field. He is considered a rising star by his peers and has been invited to speak at many international conferences. He has also won many awards and secured substantial external funding. Dr. Lamis’s innovative research provides key insights into suicidal behavior and identification of specific genetic and epigenetic factors.

Senior Award: Nogueira, Raul, MD

Dr. Raul Nogueira is a Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology in the Department of Neurology of Emory University School of Medicine and a world-renowned stroke and interventional neurologist who practices at Grady Memorial Hospital. His research has been tremendously impactful, and he has been a leader in developing a new paradigm for the treatment of strokes. Dr. Nogueira has been in the leadership group organizing multi-site clinical trials on applying a technique called mechanical thrombectomy, which removes blood clots from the blocked blood vessels immediately after a stroke. It has become a major new procedure for treatment of severe stroke patients within the first 6-24 hours that greatly increases the chances of survival. One high profile study led by Dr. Nogueira, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2018, has already resulted in over 1,500 citations. The study resulted in a total change to the recommended procedures for the treatment of stroke. The study has been hugely impactful and has been recognized by many publications and organizations; it has been touted as the most influential research in the neuroendovascular field in the past 10 years and the clinical trial was named by both the American Heart Association and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as one of the top research advances of 2018. Dr. Nogueira has also been recognized with numerous named lectureship awards, including the Juan Taveras Lectureship Award from Harvard, the first neurologist to be recognized for this award.