Distinguished Member Awards

Deadline: April 30, 2014
The availability of all awards is contingent upon the receipt of adequate funding.

The AACAP Irving Philips Award for Prevention
This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist and AACAP member who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the prevention of mental illness in children and adolescents. These contributions must have national and/or international stature and clearly demonstrate lasting effects. The contributions may be in the areas of teaching, research, program development, direct clinical service, advocacy or administrative commitment. The award pays $2,500 to the winner and a $2,000 donation to a prevention program or center of the awardee's choice. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated. The award winner will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of James Hudziak, M.D. Chair, Prevention Committee, c/o the AACAP Government Affairs and Clinical Practice Department at clinical@aacap.org.

The AACAP George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities
This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Academy member who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the understanding or care of those with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. These contributions must have national and/or international stature and clearly demonstrate lasting effects. The contributions may be in areas of teaching, research, program development, direct clinical service, advocacy or administrative commitment. A cash prize of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated. The award winner will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Bryan King, M.D., Chair, Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Committee, c/o the AACAP Government Affairs and Clinical Practice Department at clinical@aacap.org.

The AACAP Sidney Berman Award for the School-Based Study and Treatment of Learning Disorders and Mental IIlness
This award recognizes an individual or program that has shown outstanding achievement in the school-based study or delivery of intervention for learning disorders and mental illness. A cash prize of $4,500 will be awarded. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated and program information. The awardee will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and any supporting materials to the attention of Sheryl Kataoka, M.D. (Co-Chair), and Shashank Joshi, M.D. (Co-Chair), Schools Committee, to clinical@aacap.org.

Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award, supported by the Child Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital
This award acknowledges outstanding leadership and continuous contributions in the field of consultation-liaison child and adolescent psychiatry. The $1,000 award is named after Simon Wile, M.D., a renowned pediatrician and a life-long supporter of child and adolescent psychiatry. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated. The awardee will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Please send a copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Richard Martini, M.D., Bob Hilt, M.D., Co-Chairs, Committee on Collaboration with Medical Professions (COCMP), c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to clinical@aacap.org.

The AACAP Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence
This award recognizes innovative programs that address prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, and serve as model programs to the community. This award of $4,500 is shared among the awardee and his or her service program. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV and any support materials for the individual or organization nominated. The recipient will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and any support materials to the attention of Kaye McGinty, M.D., and Mark Chenven, M.D., Co-Chairs, Committee on Community Systems of Care, c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to clinical@aacap.org.

The AACAP Cancro Academic Leadership Award
This award recognizes a currently serving General Psychiatry Training Director, Medical School Dean, CEO of a Training Institution, Chair of a Department of Pediatrics or Chair of a Department of Psychiatry for his or her contributions to the promotion of child and adolescent psychiatry. Named in honor of Robert Cancro, M.D., Chairman at New York University, this award offers a $2,000 honorarium to the awardee. The award is presented in even-numbered years. Nominations for the award may be made by Child and Adolescent Training Directors or Division Directors and must include a CV for the individual nominated. The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and be recognized at the AACAP Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. The award recipient will be honored at the Distinguished Awards Luncheon, Residency Program Directors Luncheon, and will provide an Honors Presentation on his or her work during the Annual Meeting.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Jeffrey Hunt, M.D. and Howard Liu, M.D., Co-Chairs of the AACAP Training and Education Committee, c/o the AACAP Research, Training, and Education Department at training@aacap.org.

Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award on Diversity and Culture
Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., was a giant in child and adolescent psychiatry and in advocacy for children, adolescents and their families from all cultures. Dr. Spurlock co-chaired the AACAP's Work Group on Diversity and Culture from 1995 through 1999. Her commitment to recruit members from diverse cultures into child and adolescent psychiatry is legendary. The AACAP created this lecture and award in her honor to recognize her work and encourage others to follow her example. The Lecture/Award is funded by the Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Fund.

Please submit nomination forms to: AACAP, Department of Clinical Practice at clinical@aacap.org. For questions please call 202.966.7300, extension 133, or email aboccanelli@aacap.org.

If you have multiple nomination letters for a single individual, please send them together. If you have sent your nomination via email, you will be notified when we successfully receive the nomination.

The AACAP Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award
This award recognizes the best published or unpublished paper, written by an AACAP member, that uses a psychodynamic framework and presents: 1) clinical material demonstrating the inner life of an infant, child or adolescent or 2) research material that promotes psychodynamic principles in order to illustrate the paper’s idea or hypothesis. The paper should include consideration of a DSM diagnosis and a focused literature review that includes current psychiatric literature. The material for this paper may be drawn from clinical practice or from clinical research. The recipient will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Please send an electronic copy of your paper to the attention of Andrew Gerber, M.D., and Sergio Delgado, M.D., Co-Chairs, Psychotherapy Committee, c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to clinical@aacap.org.

For more information on the AACAP Journal Awards please visit our Journal Awards section.

*AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.