May 21, 2024

Congratulations Dr. Pfeiffer!

Author: Jacquelyn Wrubel

PRISM is proud to congratulate Paul Pfeiffer, M.D., for his selection as the recipient of the 2024 Roger J. Grekin Award. Pfeiffer is the Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professor of Depression at Michigan Medicine and the co-director of PRISM. We are thrilled to see his work recognized with this prestigious honor. 

Pfeiffer was selected for this award because of his commitment to education, mentoring, service, and patient care throughout his research career at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). In addition to his exceptional work at VAAAHS, Pfeiffer has published many peer-reviewed papers including (but not limited to) research on ketamine treatment for depressed veterans and family-based treatment for veterans with trauma.“On behalf of the dedicated staff and investigators I work with, I’m deeply honored to receive this award and to commemorate Dr. Grekin’s service to Veteran-focused research,” says Pfeiffer.

The award is presented every year by the Veterans Education and Research Association of Michigan during VA Research Week, a week-long event celebrating VA  researchers, supporters, and veterans. Pfeiffer will receive the award this May which marks the 98th year. Being held May 13-17, this year’s theme is Building Community Through Research. A summary of the events can be found here.

Congratulations, Dr. Pfeiffer, and thank you for all your hard work supporting patient mental health.

About the Award 

The Roger J. Grekin Award is presented each year to a VA Ann Arbor clinician-scientist who exemplifies the qualities of excellence upheld by the late Roger J. Grekin. The award was created to honor a VA researcher who, like Dr. Grekin, demonstrates a fierce commitment to serving our nation’s Veterans through excellence in research, leadership, service, and mentoring.

Dr. Roger Grekin worked in the  VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System for forty years. He served as Chief of the Endocrine Section for 26 years and as Assistant Chief of the Medical Section for 7 years. Dr. Grekin was known for his compassion, intellect, humility, and deep devotion to patients, colleagues, students, and friends. He firmly believed that patients are the reason that we do what we do.