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 on March 14-15, 2020, at the Marriott University Area in Columbus. 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 the 2019 Research Award Recipients!


General Member Category

Resident-Fellow Category    
Medical Student Category


Sarah Lytle, MD
Anand Satiani, MD Carrie Swetlik
Runner-up:  Not applicable Selena Magalotti, MD

Alexsandra Kovacevich

Poster Presentations

Call for Posters - Deadline extended to Jan. 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 at the Marriott University in Columbus on March 14-15, 2020. 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.