Dr. and Mrs. Lars Kessing at the 2010 NARSAD Awards Dinner

Dr. Lars Kessing accepting his award at the 2010 NARSAD National Awards Dinner

Lars Vedel Kessing, M.D., D.M.Sc. received this prestigious award on October 29, 2010 at the NARSAD ‘Discovery to Recovery’ Awards Dinner in New York City. Dr. Kessing came to the annual event from Denmark, where he and his team of researchers strive to find answers to questions about the onset, treatment and lifetime course of mood disorders. He studies the impact of other illnesses, age and gender, genetic predisposition, and the efficacy of currently prescribed medications in patients with mood disorders, and particularly bipolar disorder. He says that his patients serve as inspiration and drive his desire to better understand and treat these debilitating illnesses.

Click here to hear more of what Dr. Kessing says about his work in a video shot at his lab at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital.

Click here to listen to Dr. Kessing’s acceptance speech from the NARSAD “Discovery to Recovery” National Awards Dinner.

Click here to see local Danish press on Dr. Kessing’s award

Click here to read the press release on Dr. Kessing