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Gilbert Blane Medal Award

NOVEMBER 20, 2008

Dr Neil Greenberg, of the Institute of Psychiatry, has been given the Gilbert Blane Medal awarded by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is given to Medical officers of the Royal Navy. Dr Greenberg, a Senior Lecturer in Military Psychiatry, is also a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Royal Navy.  

He has been given the award for his work in developing and researching TRiM (Trauma Risk Management) a programme of peer support to help with the exposure to traumatic stress which is used by the Royal Marines and Royal Navy.

Dr Greenberg said, "I was very pleased to receive the Gilbert Blane Medal today for my work on TRiM (Trauma Risk Management). The medal is awarded for "most distinguished proofs of skill, diligence, humanity and learning in the exercise of their professional duties" which translates as contributing to an improvement in any matters affecting the health or living conditions of Naval personnel.”

Dr Greenberg continued, “The research team which I led conducted a Randomised Controlled Trial into TRiM and on the basis of the results TRiM is being rolled out across the Armed Services. It's fabulous to know that the work we, and that most definitely includes other ACDMH members including Professor Simon Wessely, Vicky Langston and Lisa Hull, have done has made such an important impact upon the lives of military personnel and I hope that TRiM proves to be helpful for those on the front line who regularly risk their lives as they diligently and courageously carry out the hazardous missions which our government directs them to"

Dr Greenberg works as the military liaison officer to the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) and as a Senior Lecturer at the Academic Centre for Defence mental Health based within the KCMHR.
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