Distinguished Member Awards
Distinguished Member Awards

Deadline: May 1, 2018
The availability of all awards is contingent upon the receipt of adequate funding.

AACAP Cancro Academic Leadership Award
The AACAP Cancro Academic Leadership Award, which is offered in even-numbered years, 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, MD, Chairman at New York University, this award offers a $2,000 honorarium to the awardee. 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 be honored at the Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation on his or her work at AACAP’s Training and Education Committee Luncheon during the AACAP’s 65th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Sansea Jacobson, MD and Howard Liu, MD, Co-Chairs of AACAP’s Training and Education Committee, c/o the AACAP Research, Grants, and Workforce Department at training@aacap.org.

AACAP George Tarjan, MD, 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 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 AACAP’s 65th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Roma Vasa, MD and Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, MD, Co-Chairs, Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Committee, c/o the AACAP Government Affairs and Clinical Practice Department at clinical@aacap.org.

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 AACAP’s 65th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Joan Luby, MD and Matthew Biel, MD, Co-Chairs, Prevention Committee, c/o the AACAP Government Affairs and Clinical Practice Department at clinical@aacap.org.

AACAP 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. AACAP created this lecture and award in her honor to recognize her work and encourage others to follow her example. The Lecture/Award funds and honorarium of $2500 supported by the Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Fund. The awardee will be recognized at the Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during AACAP’s 65th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Please submit a completed nomination form, accompanied by a CV and any supporting
materials to the attention of Lisa Cullins, MD and Cheryl Al-Mateen, MD, Co-Chairs, Diversity and Culture Committee, c/o AACAP’s Department of Research, Grants, and Workforce at training@aacap.org; if you have multiple nomination letters for a single individual, please send them together.  For questions please call 202.587.9663 or email training@aacap.org.

AACAP 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, MD, 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 AACAP’s 65th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and any support materials to the attention of Abigail Schlesinger, MD and Robert Hilt, MD, Co-Chairs, Collaborative & Integrated Care Committee, c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to clinical@aacap.org.

AACAP Norbert and Charlotte 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 AACAP’s 65th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and any support materials to the attention of Sandi Kazura, MD and Justine Larson, MD, Co-Chairs, Committee on Community Systems of Care, c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to clinical@aacap.org.

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 AACAP’s 65th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

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

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

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