Kenneth Perkins, PhD, Receives Prestigious Division 28 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award from the American Psychological Association

The Department of Psychiatry is delighted to congratulate Kenneth Perkins, PhD, who has been honored by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Dr. Perkins received the APA’s Division 28 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award, which honors a senior scientist who conducts outstanding research underscoring the fundamental importance of behavioral science to psychopharmacology or substance use disorder . 

An expert in tobacco and nicotine research, Dr. Perkins focuses on conducting translational studies drawing on preclinical findings to examine acute effects of nicotine (and cigarette smoking) that may explain the persistence of tobacco dependence in humans, as well as improving clinical treatments for smoking cessation. Dr. Perkins is author of more than 300 publications on nicotine addiction. 

“I can think of no one more deserving of the MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award,” said Cynthia Conklin, PhD, who nominated Dr. Perkins for the award. “Ken is a dedicated scientist and I am thrilled that he has been recognized by the American Psychological Association for his career accomplishments.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Perkins!