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Amanda Greenberg, Communications Coordinator
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Washington, D.C., October 16, 2009—The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce that John T. Walkup, M.D., is the recipient of the 2009 AACAP Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement for his paper “Randomized Controlled Trial of a Paraprofessional-Delivered In-Home Intervention for Young Reservation-Based American Indian Mothers.” This paper was published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
“It is a great honor to accept the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Academic Achievement.,” Dr. Walkup wrote in a written statement. “American Indian youth and their families face the greatest health disparities of any minority or ethnic group in the United States. Despite these overwhelming challenges to American Indian communities, our tribal partners have not lost hope or resolve.”
The AACAP Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement is supported by the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Foundation and recognizes the best paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from June 2008 to June 2009.
Dr. Walkup presents, “Community-Based Participatory Research in Native American Communities,” during Honors Presentation 1 on Thursday, October 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. at AACAP’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii.
For more information on this award, please contact Amanda Greenberg, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300 ext 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representing over 7,500 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.