Christopher J. McDougle, M.D., Receives AACAP George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
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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 pleased to announce Christopher J. McDougle, M.D., Director, Lurie Center for Autism; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Nancy Lurie Marks Professor in the Field of Autism, Harvard Medical School, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities.

This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist 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.

Dr. McDougle presents, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," at AACAP's 59th Annual Meeting on October 25, 2012, in San Francisco.

For more information on this award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or


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