Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Harold I.Schwartz, MD receives HH Medical Staff award
Harold I. (Hank) Schwartz, MD, was presented with the John K. Springer Humanitarian Award at the annual Hartford Hospital Board and Medical Staff Spring Event in 2015. The award cited “his extraordinary qualities of compassion, civility, vision and integrity that set an example for all future generations of caregivers at Hartford Hospital.”
Dr. Schwartz is Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Institute of Living and Vice President of Behavioral Health for Hartford HealthCare. He has been Director of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital since 1989 before assuming his duties at the IOL in 1994 following a merger of the institutions.
Dr. Pearlson recognized for lifetime achievement in research
Godfrey Pearlson, MD, founding Director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living, received the prestigious 2015 Stanley Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia from the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP). The award ceremony took place at the ACP’s annual conference in Huntington Beach, California on February 21, 2015.
Godfrey Pearlson, MD, founding Director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at The Institute of Living, receives the prestigious 2015 Stanley Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia from the American College of Psychiatrists.
Dr. Pearlson was bestowed this honor for his lifetime achievements in schizophrenia research, which the ACP said constitutes a “major contribution to the understanding and treatment of schizophrenic disorders.”
“Dr. Pearlson’s lifetime of research continues to help the world better understand, diagnose and treat schizophrenia, and his achievements are remarkable,” said Harold I. Schwartz, MD, IOL’s Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Vice President of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network. “We are grateful that he makes Hartford and the IOL the home of such cutting edge scientific work. On behalf of Hartford HealthCare and the Institute of Living, I extend congratulations to Godfrey Pearlson on winning this internationally respected recognition and thank him for his leadership in the field of neuroscience.”
During the course of his research, Dr. Pearlson has examined and challenged the earliest notions about schizophrenia, particularly in comparison to bi-polar disorder. His career has centered on studying the intricacies of the brain to determine whether there are biological differences between schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.
“Much of my work over the past 30 years has examined whether or not these are separate illnesses, what the underlying biology of these disorders may be, and whether or not you can use biological criteria to better separate them,” Dr. Pearlson said.
As part of the award, Dr. Pearlson presented a lecture to his distinguished colleagues focusing on his work, entitled “Schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder: one syndrome, two syndromes or more?”
The Stanley Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia has been awarded yearly since 1964.
IOL Services Ranked Best By U.S. News
Psychiatric services at The Institute of Living were ranked among the “Best of the Best” in Connecticut in the U.S. News & World Report prestigious annual survey of hospitals and health care providers.
“This recognition is the result of the compassion, dedication and commitment to continual improvement of the entire IOL staff.”
- Harold I. Schwartz, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at IOL and Vice President at Hartford HealthCare
As part of Hartford Hospital, IOL was part of a No. 1 Ranking in Connecticut for 2015-16. Now in its 26th year, the survey recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. IOL’s psychiatric services were among four specialties at the hospital to be ranked as “high performing.”
“We are pleased and proud to be recognized by US News and World Report for the excellent care that we strive to provide every day,” said Harold I. Schwartz, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at IOL and Vice President at Hartford HealthCare. “This recognition is the result of the compassion, dedication and commitment to continual improvement of the entire IOL staff.”
The survey recognized the outstanding work done at IOL, a 120-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence.