The Anna Monika Prize is a monetary award that is awarded bi-annually to clinical scientists who have made major contributions to the understanding of the neurobiology of depression and who advanced the pharmacological options for the treatment of affective disorders. The awards are given by the Anna Monika Foundation, a private foundation, founded by Peter Rehme, an international merchant with the assistance of Professor Florin Laubenthal of Essen by approval of the Minister of Interior of North Rhine-Westphal, in Dusseldorf, Germany, on June 9, 1965. Rehme named the Foundation after his Mother, Anna and his daughter, Monika Rief.
By Samuel Gershon
July 24, 2014