The Foundation promotes, sponsors and encourages research designed to improve outcomes for persons who experience psychiatric disorders.

OPPF Annual Research Awards

Call for Entries

The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation is sponsoring a research award for each of the following categories:  General Member, Resident-Fellow Member, and Medical Student. The winners and runners-up in each category will be invited to attend the OPPA Annual Psychiatric Update in Spring 2021 (date and location to be determined). Each winner will receive a plaque and each runner-up will receive an award certificate. The registration fee to attend the Annual Meeting will be paid for by the OPPF for the winners and the runners-up. This is a great opportunity to recognize individuals for the contribution they are making to psychiatry and the understanding of mental disorders.

Click HERE to view the submission criteria.

Congratulations to this year's Research Award Recipients!


General Member Category

Resident-Fellow Category    
Medical Student Category


Molly McVoy, MD
Ted Akiki, MD Sandra Zoubovsky
Runner-up:  Not applicable Vivek Rachmallu, MD

Matthew Phillips

Poster Presentation Entries 2020

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Call for Posters - Deadline December 31, 2020

The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (OPPA) and Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF) invite all the OPPA members, resident/fellows and medical students to participate by submitting an abstract to the upcoming Annual Psychiatric Update to be held in Spring 2021. If the abstract is accepted, you will be expected to showcase your work in the form of a poster.

Guidelines: Poster Presentation Criteria


American Psychiatric Foundation - Helping Hands Grants

The APF Helping Hands Grant Program encourages medical students to participate in community mental health service activities, particularly those focused on underserved populations. Programs are designed by the medical students and conducted under the supervision of medical faculty. The Helping Hand Grants Program provides up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects.

Click HERE for more information on how to apply.


None at this time.