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Maurizio Fava, M.D.

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1997
Hugo DeCuyper Lecture
1998
Robert Kellner Lecture/Robert Kellner Research Symposium
2005
Outstanding Psychiatrist Award
2005
Psychopharmacology Supervision Award
2006
Distinguished Fellow Award
2009
A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award
2013 - 2015
President
2012
John T. Potts, Jr., MD Faculty Mentoring Award
2016
Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award

Overview
Dr. Maurizio Fava is Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), executive director of the Clinical Trials Network and Institute, (MGH), associate dean for clinical and translational research and the Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fava is a world leader in the field of depression. He has edited eight books and authored or co-authored more than 800 original articles published in medical journals with international circulation, articles which have been cited more than 80,000 times in the literature and with an h index of over 140. Dr. Fava obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and completed residency training in endocrinology at the same university. He then moved to the United States and completed residency training in psychiatry at MGH. He founded and was director of the hospital’s Depression Clinical and Research Program from 1990 until 2014. Under Dr. Fava’s direction, the Depression Clinical and Research Program became one of the most highly regarded depression programs in the country, a model for academic programs that link, in a bi-directional fashion, clinical and research work. In 2007, he also founded and is now the executive director of the MGH Psychiatry Clinical Trials Network and Institute, the first academic CRO specialized in the coordination of multi-center clinical trials in psychiatry.
Dr. Fava has been successful in obtaining funding as principal or co-principal investigator from both the National Institutes of Health and other sources for a total of more than $150 million. Dr. Fava’s prominence in the field is reflected in his role as the co-principal investigator of STAR*D, the largest research study ever conducted in the area of depression, and of the RAPID Network, the NIMH-funded series of studies of novel, rapidly-acting antidepressant therapies.
Dr. Fava has received several awards during his career and is on the editorial board of five international medical journals. Since 1990, Dr. Fava has also mentored more than 50 trainees who have gone on to become lead investigators in the area of psychiatry. He has developed with Dr. David Schoenfeld a novel design (with over five patents) to address the problem of excessive placebo response in drug trials and to markedly reduce sample size requirements for these trials. In 2009, Dr. Fava received the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School, and in 2013 the John T. Potts, Jr., MD Faculty Mentoring Award from Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the former President of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Dr. Fava is a well-known national and international lecturer, having given more than 300 presentations at national and international meetings.

Research
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  1. OT2NS122680 (FAVA, MAURIZIO) Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2024
    NIH
    EPPIC-Net Pain Research - Application for Clinical Trial and Related Activities (OT2)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. U24NS113850 (EDWARDS, ROBERT R;FAVA, MAURIZIO ;RATHMELL, JAMES P.) Sep 30, 2019 - Aug 31, 2024
    NIH
    Clinical Coordinating Center for the Health Initiative in Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01MH102279 (FAVA, MAURIZIO) Sep 18, 2015 - Jun 30, 2021
    NIH
    Neurobiological Underpinnings of Placebo Response in Depression
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. R34MH099315 (MILLER, KAREN K) Jul 15, 2013 - Jun 30, 2017
    NIH
    1/2-Collaborative Study: Testosterone Antidepressant Augmentation in Women
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R25MH094612 (FAVA, MAURIZIO) Jun 1, 2011 - Sep 30, 2022
    NIH
    Fostering Research Mentorship and Training During Psychiatry Residency
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.