Each year The New York Academy of Medicine's Salmon Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene recognizes a prominent specialist in psychiatry, neurology or mental hygiene by presenting The Thomas William Salmon Award for outstanding contributions to these fields. On the same occasion, The Thomas William Salmon Lecturer, chosen from among the nation's most talented investigators, is invited to share his or her research with the New York area psychiatric community. The Salmon Lecture, first given in 1932, and the Salmon Medal, first awarded in 1942, are presented in memory of Thomas W. Salmon (1876-1927), a gifted and beloved physician whose contribution to the cause of the mentally ill and distressed was one of the most notable of his generation.

Previous Lecturers and Medalists 
Lecturers
  • 2017 David J. Anderson, PhD
  • 2016 E. Fuller Torrey, MD
  • 2015 Bruce S. McEwen, PhD
  • 2013 Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD
  • 2012  B.J. Casey, PhD
  • 2011  Helen S. Mayberg, MD
  • 2010  Huda Akil, PhD and Stanley Watson, MD, PhD
  • 2009  Michael Gazzaniga, PhD
  • 2008  Michael J. Meaney, PhD
  • 2007  Paul Greengard, PhD
  • 2006  Jonathan D. Cohen, MD, PhD
  • 2005  Edwin H. Cook, Jr., MD
  • 2004  Nora D. Volkow, MD
  • 2003  Kenneth L. Davis, MD
  • 2001  Kenneth S. Kendler, MD
  • 2000  Michael I. Posner, PhD
  • 1999  Charles P. O’Brien, MD, PhD
  • 1998  Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD
  • 1997  Marcus E. Raichle, MD
  • 1996  Myron A. Hofer, MD
  • 1995  Paul Greengard, PhD
  • 1994  Philip S. Holzman, PhD
  • 1993  Joseph T. Coyle, MD
  • 1992  Aaron T. Beck, MD
  • 1991  Floyd E. Bloom, MD
  • 1990  Hebert Weiner, MD
  • 1989  Marvin Stein, MD
  • 1989  Robert Ader, PhD
  • 1988  Jerome Kagan, PhD
  • 1987  Torsten M. Wiesel, MD
  • 1986  Albert J. Stunkard, MD
  • 1985  Eric R. Kandel, MD
  • 1984  Mary Dinsmore Salter Ainsworth, PhD
  • 1983  Lee N. Robins, PhD
  • 1982  Louis Sokoloff, MD
  • 1981  Arvid E. Carlsson, MD
  • 1980  Robert N. Butler, MD
  • 1979  Michael L. Rutter, MD
  • 1978  Isaac M. Marks, MD
  • 1977  Solomon H. Snyder, MD
  • 1976  John Romano, MD
  • 1975  Walle J. H. Nauta, MD, PhD
  • 1974  William Goldfarb, MD, PhD
  • 1973  Lyman Wynne, MD, PhD
  • 1972  Julius Axelrod, PhD
  • 1971  Neal E. Miller, PhD
  • 1970  Kenneth Keniston, PhD 
Medalists
  • 2015 Bruce S. McEwen, PhD
  • 2013  Kenneth Kendler, MD 
  • 2012  Michael I. Posner, PhD
  • 2011  Max Fink, MD
  • 2010  Nancy C. Andreasen, MD, PhD
  • 2009  Myrna Weissman, PhD
  • 2008  Fritz A. Henn, PhD, MD
  • 2007  Aaron T. Beck, MD
  • 2007  Otto F. Kernberg, MD
  • 2006  Thomas R. Insel, MD
  • 2005  Judith L. Rapoport, MD
  • 2004  Floyd E. Bloom, MD
  • 2003  Jack D. Barchas, MD
  • 2003  Erick R. Kandel, MD
  • 2001  Solomon H. Snyder, MD
  • 2000  Robert L. Spitzer, MD
  • 1999  Samuel P. Guze, MD
  • 1998  Albert J. Stunkard, MD
  • 1997  David A. Hamburg, MD
  • 1996  Melvin Sabshin, MD
  • 1996  Herbert Pardes, MD
  • 1995  Leon Eisenberg, MD
  • 1994  Heinz Lehmann, MD
  • 1993  Donald F. Klein, MD
  • 1992  Gerald L. Klerman, MD
  • 1991  Shervert H. Frazier, MD
  • 1990  Daniel X. Freedman, MD
  • 1988  Professor Sir Martin Roth
  • 1987  Julius Axelrod, PhD
  • 1986  Jerome D. Frank, MD, PhD
  • 1985  Eric Stromgren, MD
  • 1984  John Romano, MD
  • 1984  John Bowbly, MD
  • 1983  Lawrence C. Kolb, MD
  • 1982  Seymour S. Kety, MD
  • 1981  Eli Robins, MD
  • 1980  Ewald W. Busse, MD
  • 1979  George Tarjan, MD
  • 1978  Howard F. Hunt, PhD
  • 1978  John C. Eberhart, PhD
  • 1978  Robert A. Cohen, MD
  • 1977  Joseph Zubin, PhD
  • 1977  F.C. Redlich, MD
  • 1976  David McKenzie Rioch, MD
  • 1975  David Blain, MD
  • 1974  Leo Kanner, MD
  • 1974  Walter E. Barton, MD
  • 1973  H. Houston Merritt, MD
  • 1973  Lauretta Bender, MD
  • 1972  Francis J. Braceland, MD
  • 1971  S. Bernard Wortis, MD
  • 1971  David Shakow, MD
  • 1971  John Whitehorn, MD
  • 1970  M. Ralph Kaufman, MD
  • 1970  Roy R. Ginker, Sr., MD
  • 1970  Oskar Deithelm, MD
  • 1969  Harry C. Solomon, MD
  • 1969  Titus Harris, MD
  • 1969  Clarence B. Farrar, MD
  • 1969  Franklin G. Ebaugh, MD
  • 1968  Nolan D.C. Lewis, MD
  • 1968  Karl Bowman, MD
  • 1967  Karl A. Menninger, MD
  • 1967  David M. Levy, MD
  • 1967  Stanley Cobb, MD
  • 1966  Nathaniel Kleitman, PhD
  • 1966  Kenneth E. Appel, MD
  • 1965  Lawrence Kolb, MD
  • 1963  Robert H. Felix, MD
  • 1963  Earl D. Bond, MD
  • 1945  Joseph W. Moore, MD
  • 1942  Adolf Meyer, MD