Robert Freedman, M.D., is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and trained at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago.  For the past 40 years he has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where he is Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Director of the Schizophrenia Research Center, and formerly Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Chief of Service, University of Colorado Hospital.  Dr. Freedman has published over 350 scientific articles.  He has received the A.E. Bennett Prize of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the William K. Warren Award of the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research, the Stanley Dean Award of the American College of Psychiatrists, the Merit Award of the National Institute of Mental Health, the Distinguished Investigator and the Lieber Schizophrenia Award of the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science and has served as Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry since 2006.  He co-founded the Institute for Children’s Mental Disorders in 1999.  The Institute investigators under his direction have discovered genetic variants that affect the risks for serious mental disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  Their investigations have led to new investigational treatments, currently in FDA-approved trials, for administration to pregnant women and their newborn children to prevent abnormalities in early brain development that may lead to mental illness later in life.



M. Camille Hoffman MD, MSCS is Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist at the University of Colorado Hospital. She actively cares for pregnant women, delivers their babies, and conducts research to improve clinical practice. Her career is supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

"Clifford Jack Philantropic Leader of the Year" 

   March of Dimes Colorado, 2015

Sydney R. Baer Award for Innovative and Promising Schizophrenia Research

   Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 2015

Mini-sabbatical in Perinatal Mental Health

   Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine/The Pregnancy Foundation, 2014

"Clifford J. Jack Philanthropic Leader of the Year"

   March of Dimes Colorado, 2016

"Sydney R. Baer, Jr." Prize

   Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 2015

K12 Scholar

   Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR)/NIH, 2010

Distinguished Laparoscopy Award

   University of Miami Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007

John Ford Award in Gynecologic Surgery

   University of Miami Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007

Mary Jo O'Sullivan Award in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine

   University of Miami Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007

1st Place Oral Presentation

   American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Annual Clinical Meeting), 2006

George Paff Teaching Award

   University of Miami School of Medicine, 2004

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award


Outstanding Intern Teaching Award


Thomas M. Savage "joie de vivre" Memorial Award