2020 Best Paper Contest Winners

Each year the NJPA Council on Education holds the Resident, Fellow and Medical Student Best Paper Contest. Participants submit case studies, review articles or present original research either individually or with co-authors on any psychiatric topic. The papers are judged on the abstract, content, clarity and originality by members of the Council. The author(s) of the winning papers in each category receive a certificate and cash prize, and their papers are linked in this newsletter. Honorable Mentions also receive a certificate. Congratulations to this year’s winners and honorable mentions!

Single Author Resident
Danielle Weitzer, DO

Altered Mental Status: A Case Report of Toxic Leukoencephalopathy Following Heroin Exposure
Rowan University/School of Osteopathic Medicine

Joint Submission
Fatima Iqbal, MD & Bhumesh Vaidya, MD

Dissociative Amnesia as an Atypical Psychiatric Manifestation in a Patient with Meningioma: A Case Report
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Single Author Medical Student
Andrew Alabd

Sleep Disorders in Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome: A Literature Review
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Joint Submission (Honorable Mention)
Jordan Metsky, DO & Zamir Singh, MPH

Of Migraines and Moods: Examining the Potential for Novel Anti-CGRP Medications to Cause Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Trinitas-Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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