2022 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award


About the Donald F. Klein Investigator Award
This award honors an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression. Click here to learn more.

2022 Donald F. Klein Awardee

Dr. Sage E. Hawn, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine

"I am honored to receive the 2022 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award and look forward to sharing my work and hearing about the work of my impressive colleagues in the field this year at ADAA.  I am particularly excited to share this experience in person following two long years of remote work!  I am ever grateful to my graduate and postdoctoral mentors, as I stand on the shoulders of giants.  I am inspired to join the impressive group of previous awardees."

About Dr. Hawn

Sage Hawn, PhD, is currently a second-year T32 postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for PTSD and Boston University School of Medicine. Her primary mentor is Dr. Erika Wolf and her secondary mentors include Drs. Mark Miller and Mark Logue. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University under the mentorship of Dr. Ananda Amstadter at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, where she conducted her F31-funded research.  Her translational program of research integrates multiple modalities to better understand the intersection of biological (e.g., genomic) and psychosocial factors that influence posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid pathologies. Her ultimate goal in pursuing this line of work is to identify risk and protective factors that may predispose individuals to, or buffer against, trauma exposure and subsequent mental and physical health outcomes in order to inform early and integrative intervention efforts.  

A special thank you to our 2021 Klein Award reviewers, ADAA members Naomi Simon, MD, Msc and Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

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