For Immediate Release
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Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
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Washington, D.C., September 19, 2012 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce Paula Riggs, M.D., Professor and Director of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, as the AACAP Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder recipient. Dr. Riggs receives the award in recognition for her paper, "Randomized Controlled Trial of Osmotic-Release Methylphenidate With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorders," published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
The AACAP Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder was established through support of the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund in 1994. The award of $5,000 is given annually for the best paper published in JAACAP on attention-deficit disorder, written by a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and published between July 2011 and June 2012. This award is named in memory of Dr. Owen Lewis's late mother, Elaine Schlosser Lewis, who was a teacher and advocate on behalf of children.
Dr. Riggs presents her paper at AACAP's 59th Annual Meeting on October 26, 2012, in San Francisco.
For more information on this award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representing over 8,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.
AACAP Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. For more information please visit www.aacap.org.