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Reinhold-Schwarz-Advancement Award for Psych-oncology 2020


In the paper "What's past is prologue: Recalled parenting styles are associated with childhood cancer survivors' mental health outcomes more than 25 years after diagnosis" which was part of her dissertation, Dr. Mareike Ernst investigated the influence of parenting behavior on the mental health of long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer. For this work, she was awarded the Reinhold-Schwarz-Advancement Award 2020.
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Research Award of the North German Addiction Research Network 2017


Dr. Kai W. Müller was awarded the Research Award for outstanding scientific work in the field of addiction medicine research for the publication: "Regular gaming behavior and Internet Gaming Disorder in European adolescents: Results from a cross-national representative survey of prevalence, predictors and psychopathological correlates" European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 24(5), 565-574.

Adolf-Ernst-Meyer Award for Psychotherapy Research, awarded by the German Council for Psychosomatic Medicine (DKPM)


In 2016, Dr. Iris Reiner received the renowned Adolf-Ernst-Meyer Award for Psychotherapy Research from the German Council of Psychosomatic Medicine (DKPM) for her findings on the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
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Poster Award German Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy 2015

Dr. Dipl. Psych. Rüdiger Zwerenz, head of the working group Rehabilitation Science and E-Mental-Health of our Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, was awarded the poster award at the German Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (25.03. to 28.03.2015), for his work "Concept and acceptance of the psychotherapeutic online aftercare 'GSA-Online' for patients with work stress".

Böhringer-Ingelheim Award for Clinical Medicine


Dr. Iris Reiner was awarded the Böhringer-Ingelheim Award for Clinical Medicine in 2013 for her research on the role of early relationship experiences and oxytocin markers in depression.
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Hans-Roemer–Poster Award 2013


The Society of the Hans-Roemer-Foundation for Psychosomatics awarded the Hans-Roemer-Poster Award to our colleagues Ansgar Koechel, Matthias Michal, Julia Adler, Matthias Gamer, and Manfred E. Beutel for the poster titled: "Disconnection of cognitive evaluation from autonomic responses in emotional acoustic stimuli in depersonalization/derealization disorder”.

Award for particularly talented young scientists


Dr. Iris Reiner, research associate at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, has received the award for particularly talented young scientists from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. The prize serves, among other things, to support young researchers before and after completion of their habilitation and is intended to provide a secure further qualification by funding a temporary half-position. Dr. Iris Reiner will use the job offer associated with the prize to continue her research project "Oxytocin, Attachment and Depression" and to prepare for her habilitation.
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Poster Award 2011


Dr. Dipl. Psych. Klaus Wölfling, head of the Outpatient Clinic for Gambling Addiction at our Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, was awarded the poster prize on the occasion of the German Addiction Congress (from September 28 to October 01, 2011 in Frankfurt) for his work "Dysfunctional Stress Processing in Internet Addiction: Results from Psychology and Neuroscience.

Zarnekow-Advancement Award 2005 for Rehabilitation Research


Dipl.-Psych. Rüdiger Zwerenz
" Motivation for psychotherapeutic treatment of occupational stress and conflicts in patients with psychosomatic disorders."

IJP 2003 Best Paper Award


M. Leuzinger-Bohleber, U. Stuhr, B. Rüger, M. Beutel "How to study the quality of psychoanalytic treatments and their long-term effects of patients well-being: A representative, multi-perspective follow-up study."